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Electroindustry Business Conditions Index climbs for second month in a row

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA) Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America climbed to 68.2 in August (its highest level in more than three years) from 54.5 in July. Slightly less than half of the survey panelists reported business conditions improved from July to August compared to only 9% claiming […]

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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 Business Confidence Index matches highest post-recession mark

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s February Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions again pointed toward widespread improvement in the business environment facing electrical equipment manufacturers. The overall index remained steady at 73.8, matching its highest post-recession mark. Meanwhile, the EBCI for future North American conditions retreated slightly but remained in […]

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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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Electroindustry business confidence index moves upward in October

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions again moved upward, climbing to 45.5 in October from 42.1 in September and 35.7 in August. This recent rebound has left the index just short of the 50 point break-even level last surpassed in June. The survey’s measure of […]

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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’s business confidence survey results slip in May

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions slipped to 54.2 in May from 59.1 the previous month and has retreated by a cumulative 18.3 points since reaching a post-recession high in February. Despite its recent slide, the index continues to point to an economic environment conducive to […]

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EBCI for North American conditions slowed in April

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA) Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions retreated nearly 13 points in April to 59.1, following a sharp run-up earlier in the year to its highest levels since 2005. Despite the slide seen in the latest month, the index continues to point to an “economic environment […]

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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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