2008 OUTLOOK SURVEY: Down Year for Optimism

Triplett, Tim
January 2008
Metal Center News;Jan2008, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p16
Trade Publication
The article presents a survey which aims to gauge the expectations of companies concerning business trends in the U.S. metal industry for 2008. Companies that responded to the survey had annual revenues ranging from less than $1 million to more than $5 billion. Averaging all the responses indicates a 2008 Optimism Index of 4.3, down from 4.5 in 2007. Some of the factors contributing to this decrease include poor economic conditions and the weak dollar.


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