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Electroindustry confidence index declines in May

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America declined in May. The index fell from 66.7 in April to 55.9, but continued to show signs of improvement in the business environment by remaining above the 50-point mark. Confidence in future business conditions also declined in May but […]

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Electroindustry confidence index indicates improvement in April

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s April Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions indicated continued improvement in the business environment. The index edged up to 66.7 from the 65.9 recorded in March. By contrast, confidence in future business conditions declined in April but remains firmly in positive territory, according to NEMA. […]

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Electroindustry confidence index for current business conditions slips, future conditions index climbs

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s March Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions slipped in March but continued to indicate improvement in the business environment. The index registered 65.9 in March, down from the 73.8 recorded in the first two months of 2013. By contrast, confidence in future business conditions continued to build, as the […]

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Electroindustry confidence index picks up in 2013

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s January Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions built on the momentum generated at the end of 2012, climbing for the fifth month in a row to 73.8. The nearly ten point gain relative to December brought the index to its highest level since the recession. Moreover, the […]

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Confidence index for electroindustry businesses climbs to highest point in seven months

The National Electrical Manufacturers Assocation’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions climbed nearly 13 points in October, its third straight monthly increase, to 58.3. The index reached its highest mark since April, while more respondents than not reported an improved business environment for the first time since June. The survey’s […]

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North American business conditions rebound in September

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions rose to 42.1 in September, up from 35.7 and 38.6, respectively, in August and July. Despite rising to a three-month high, the index remained short of the 50 point level indicating that an equal number of panelists see conditions improving […]

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Business conditions deteriorated in August, but EBCI panel sees possible improvement

The latest Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) results suggest the North American electroindustry remained in a “soft patch” in August, according to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the Rosslyn, Va. association of electrical equipment manufacturers who produce power transmission and distribution equipment. The EBCI for current North American conditions slipped to 35.7 from 38.6 […]

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Business conditions declined in July but improvement expected in second half of year

According to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the same “downdraft afflicting the broad economy appears to be spilling into the electrical manufacturing sector as the industry pulls back from its earlier rebound.” NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions fell to 38.6 in July from 52.4 in June. The index […]

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NEMA Confidence Index for business conditions slips slightly but remains positive in March

Following a run-up of more than 20 points in January and February to its highest level in more than six years, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions retreated slightly in March, slipping 0.5 points to 72. The survey’s measure of the degree of change in current […]

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Electroindustry confidence index increases in January while future conditions index surges

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions edged higher in January, rising 54.2 from December’s reading of 52. It was the fourth straight month in which the index exceeded the 50 point mark, above which more panelists than not reported an improved business environment. The survey’s measure […]

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