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Manufacturing BarometerTM

PwC's Manufacturing Barometer is a quarterly survey of executives in large, U.S.-based, multinational industrial manufacturing businesses.

Manufacturing Barometer Business Outlook Report

Manufacturing Barometer Business Outlook Report July 2016

Current Findings

Manufacturers are adjusting to a slower growth environment, According to PwC’s Q1 Manufacturing Barometer

April 18, 2016 —Highlights from this quarter’s report:

  • The US economy remains a bright spot. A majority believes the US economy was growing in the first quarter, which is likely a major reason why 72 percent of survey respondents forecast revenue growth in the year ahead.
  • Company forecasts point to slower growth ahead. Industrial manufacturers see reduced growth, with survey respondents forecasting average revenue growth of 3.7 percent over the next 12 months.
  • Cost management is center stage. An environment of weaker revenues is clearly settling in – and that means manag<brement teams will continue to focus on reducing costs.
  • Good signs in a challenging climate. Manufacturers are investing wisely while conserving liquidity.

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Recent Manufacturing Barometer News Releases

Manufacturers are adjusting to a slower growth environment, According to PwC’s Q1 Manufacturing Barometer -- 04/18/2016

Manufacturers Bracing for Slower Growth Environment, According to PwC’s Q4 Manufacturing Barometer -- 01/07/2016

Manufacturers Turn Cautious on Global Economic Outlook, According to PwC US Survey -- 10/15/2015

Economic Sentiment among Manufacturers Softens from Recent Record High Levels, According to PwC US -- 07/21/2015

Manufacturers Remain Optimistic Despite Growing Concerns around the Strong U.S. Dollar, According to PwC US -- 04/07/2015

Economic Sentiment Rises Among U.S. Industrial Manufacturers, According to PwC’s Q4 Manufacturing Barometer -- 01/21/2015

U.S. Industrial Manufacturers Forecast Solid Revenue Growth in Year Ahead, According to PwC’s Q3 Manufacturing Barometer -- 10/07/2014

Major Capital Spending Plans on the Rise Among U.S. Industrial Manufacturers, According to PwC’s Manufacturing Barometer -- 07/17/2014

Optimism Regarding Domestic Outlook Among U.S. Industrial Manufacturers Rises to Highest Level in Eight Years, According to PwCs Manufacturing Barometer -- 04/17/2014

U.S. Industrial Manufacturers Optimistic Regarding Domestic and World Economic Outlook for 2014, According to PwC’s Manufacturing Barometer -- 01/23/2014

Optimism for World Economic Outlook Improves among U.S. Industrial Manufacturers, According to PwC’s Manufacturing Barometer -- 10/15/2013

Optimism for Domestic Economic Outlook among U.S. Industrial Manufacturers at Highest Level in Five Quarters, According to PwC’s Manufacturing Barometer -- 07/18/2013

PwC's Q1 Manufacturing Barometer Reveals Prevailing Optimism in Domestic Economic Outlook among U.S. Industrial Manufacturers -- 04/16/2013

U.S. Industrial Manufacturers Express Increased Optimism Regarding the Domestic Economy, According to PwC's Q4 2012 Manufacturing Barometer -- 01/29/2013

U.S. Industrial Manufacturers Remain Positive on Revenue Growth Expectations, According to PwC's Q3 2012 Manufacturing Barometer -- 10/25/2012

U.S. Industrial Manufacturers Remain Largely Optimistic Amid Weakening Sentiment Toward World Economy, According to PwC's Q2 2012 Manufacturing Barometer -- 07/26/2012

Optimism Regarding U.S. Economy Continues to Rise Among U.S. Industrial Company Manufacturers, According to PwC's Q1 2012 Manufacturing Barometer - 05/01/2012

US industrial company manufacturers expect moderate growth in 2012, according to PwC’s Q4 2011 Manufacturing Barometer - 01/26/2012

Optimism for the U.S. and world economy hits all-time low, according to PwC's Q3 2011 Manufacturing Barometer -- 10/26/2011

2011 Own-Company Revenue Growth Projections for U.S. Industrial Manufacturers Continue to Improve, According to PwC's Q2 2011 Manufacturing Barometer - 07/28/11

2011 Revenue Growth Projections for U.S. Industrial Manufacturers Improves, According to PwC’s Q1 2011 Manufacturing Barometer - 04/28/2011

Optimism for U.S. and global economic outlooks rises sharply among U.S. Industrial Manufacturers, according to PwC’s Q4 2010 Manufacturing Barometer - 01/27/2011

Uncertainty replaces optimism around U.S. Economy’s prospects among U.S. industrial manufacturers, according to PwC’s Q3 2010 Manufacturing Barometer - 10/28/2010

U.S. economic outlook continues to stabilize, uncertainty about the global economy lingers among U.S. industrial manufacturers, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' Q2 2010 Manufacturing Barometer - 07/29/2010

Outlook slowly brightens on US and global economies among US industrial manufacturers, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' Q1 2010 Manufacturing Barometer - 04/27/2010

Cautious optimism begins, pessimism declines on U.S. and global economies among U.S. Industrial Manufacturers, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' Q4 2009 Manufacturing Barometer - 01/28/2010

Optimism in U.S. and global economies continues to grow among U.S. Industrial Manufacturers, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' Q3 2009 Manufacturing Barometer - 10/28/2009


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