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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*Please note that no EBCI reports were issued in July, August, and September 2013.
February 2014NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America rebounded in February, rising to the 50 point mark typically associated with a stable business environment. The gain came on the heels of a sharp drop in the wintery month of January. Confidence in future business conditions strengthened in February for the fifth consecutive month. The EBCI for North American conditions six months hence rose to 91.2 from 90.6 in January, again one of the highest readings in the history of the survey. EBCI results 20140226_nm.pdf
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America slipped below the 50-point level typically associated with expansion in January for the first time since October 2012. The index declined for the third straight month, falling to 40.6 from 52.8 in December. In sharp contrast, confidence in future business conditions again gained ground in January. The EBCI for North American conditions six months hence rose to 90.6 from 83.3 in December, one of the highest readings in the history of the survey.
EBCI results 20140129_nm.pdf