The EBCI indexes are based on the results of a monthly survey of senior managers at NEMA member companies and are designed to provide a measure of changes in the business environment facing electrical equipment manufacturers.
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The current conditions component moved above 50 for the first time since
last August, adding 7 points to last month’s mark to reach 53.3 in January. The
responses presented a much more straightforward view than in recent months as
the share of respondents that noted better conditions increased compared to
last month, and the proportion of those who reported unchanged or worse
conditions declined. Although some comments alluded to unease because of trade
policy and the partial federal government shutdown, one respondent described a
solid start to the year. EBCI results 20190130nm.pdf