U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Manufacturing & Mining

January 2003
U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Manufacturing & Mining;2003 1st Quarter, p15
Industry Profile
Industry Overview
The article presents information about the manufacturing and mining industry in the U.S. as of January 1, 2003. There has not been an upward trend in the output numbers, and the U.S. industrial sector should soon see some signs of mild recovery. The output of housing-related consumer goods such as furniture, appliances, and carpeting has grown in response to strong consumer demand and a healthy housing market. The auto sector has also benefited from a supportive consumer sector and aggressive marketing. The high- tech sectors, namely computers and electronic components, have also expanded. Computer output is running roughly 15% above year-earlier levels, while semiconductors and other electrical component production are up nearly 20%.


Related Articles

  • Manufacturing Activity.  // U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Manufacturing & Mining;2003 1st Quarter, p15 

    The article presents information about the manufacturing and mining industry in the U.S. as of January 1, 2003. While the stage is being set for an industrial production recovery, there is no hope for rapid growth until the third and fourth quarters. The industrial sector is expected to...

  • Zinc: China's domination helps maintain supply deficit.  // Mining & Quarry World;Sep2005, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p8 

    Predicts the increase in the global usage and mine production of zinc. Forecasted deficit of refined zinc in Western market; World mine and refined zinc metal production and consumption from 1990 to 2004; Outlook for the zinc demand of China.

  • Price perking up. Ryan, Brendan // Finweek;5/8/2008, p28 

    The article focuses on the impact of high prices of platinum to its consumer demand in South Africa. It is stated that the platinum price will continue to increase due to its supply shortage, but it could drop to its supply. According to the GFSM, the main reason for the drop in supply is that...

  • COMPARATIVE PERFORMANCE OF COMBINATIONS AND SEPARATELY MANAGED UTILITIES: COMMENT. Anderson, John A. // Southern Economic Journal;Oct74, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p317 

    In summary, the "dear" differences that Collins found in prices and quantities between straight and combination utilities are not caused by the industrial organization of the energy industry. Alternatively, the differences are attributed to demographic characteristics peculiar to the geographic...

  • FROM THE EDITOR. Crow, Robert Thomas // Business Economics;Oct2007, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p6 

    The article discusses various reports published within the issue including one by James A. Wilcox on the utilization of measures of consumer sentiment to reduce errors in forecasting total consumption expenditures and its components and another by Jeremy A. Leonard and Cliff Waldman on the...

  • A generalized index of market power. Vallejo, Hernán // Revista de Economía del Rosario;Dec2007, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p95 

    This paper analyses two approaches to measuring market power --the commonly used Lerner index and a range of exploitation measures--. It is argued that the Lerner index is designed to quantify market power from the supply side and the exploitation measures are designed to quantify market power...

  • Stepped Product Demand and Factor Supply Functions in Linear Programming Analyses. Martin Jr., Neil R. // American Journal of Agricultural Economics;Feb72, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p116 

    Regional adjustment studies encounter less than perfectly elastic demand and factor supply conditions. Producing firms are assumed to face perfectly competitive markets. This paper reviews procedures for incorporating product demand and factor supply functions into linear programming analyses....

  • Une analyse de structure de marché sur la base de la mesure de l'ensemble évoqué. Chandon, Jean-Louis; Strazzieri, Alain // Recherche et Applications en Marketing (AFM c/o ESCP-EAP);1986, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p17 

    Classical brand positioning is based upon measures of attribute's perceptions or preferences. Such mapping are useful but brand proximities can not be interpreted in terms of real brand competition. The authors advocate a new kind of brand positioning based upon the measures of brand acceptance...

  • Quelques remarques sur l'article de J. - L. Chandon et A. Strazzieri: « Une analyse de structure de marché sur la base de la mesure de l'ensemble évoqué ». Bachelet, Daniel // Recherche et Applications en Marketing (AFM c/o ESCP-EAP);1987, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p79 

    The author comments, in this article, on several aspects of an article by Chandon and Strazzieri, ‘An analysis of market structure based on the measurement of the evoked set’. We discuss two important issues: the competitive intensity index between two products; and the criticism of...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics