NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America jumped to 66.7 in April, up from readings of 52.6 in March and 50 in February, the value typically associated with a stable business environment. The EBCI for future North American conditions continued to signal widespread optimism. Indeed, the index for conditions six months hence improved to 92.9 from 86.8 in March, reaching a peak not recorded since 2002.
for the complete April 2014 report.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, and resilience, as well as efficiency and energy security. Our combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.