NEMA Business Conditions Indexes Rebound In January Following A December Retreat
January 27, 2016
After a sizable decline in December, NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America rebounded in January. The index climbed to 50 from 41.2 the previous month, with an equal share of panelists (41%) reporting that conditions improved and that they deteriorated. Eighteen percent of the panelists stated that the business environment was unchanged.
Meanwhile, the EBCI for future North American conditions jumped to 67.6 in January from 52.9 in December. A larger share of panelists in January (53%) expect conditions to improve over the next six months than believe they will deteriorate (18%). Twenty-nine percent expect to see no change in business conditions.