NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions rebounded in September, rising 7.3 points from August to 52.6. A reading above 50 indicates more panelists than not reported improved conditions during the month. Moreover, the survey’s measure of the intensity of change in current North American conditions suggests that conditions improved at a modest pace in September after stalling during the previous month.
The EBCI for future North American conditions climbed 12.1 points in September, reversing a string of three straight monthly declines. At 66.1, the index continues to indicate that more panelists than not expect further improvements in the business environment over the next six months.
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NEMA is the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end use of electricity. These products are used in utility, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. The association’s Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) Division represents manufacturers of cutting-edge medical diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound products. Worldwide sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing and Mexico City.