U.S. Industrial Activity

October 2003
U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Manufacturing & Mining;2003 4th Quarter, p17
Industry Profile
Industry Overview
The article presents the bottom line of the U.S. industrial activity. Although, recent indicators of industrial sector activity have been encouraging and economic conditions are looking better, all industries are not responding equally. Recovery in high-technology industries is well underway, with year-to-date orders for computers and communication equipment up 18% and 15%, respectively. Traditional manufacturing, on the other hand, is beginning to turn around, with year-to-date orders for low-tech durable goods up a mere 0.7% over year-earlier levels.


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