Midwest manufacturing and exports rose sharply in November

December 9, 2020 – Creighton University’s monthly survey results mirrored the national manufacturing survey results indicating that the manufacturing sector has been expanding at a solid pace since sinking to a post-2008 recession low in April, according to Ernie Goss, PhD, director of Creighton’s Economic Forecasting Group and the Jack A. MacAllister Chair in Regional Economics in the Heider College of Business.

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The report claims that trade numbers were up sharply for the month of November, with new export orders soaring to 75.0, from October’s 58.4. An expanding domestic manufacturing sector supported a solid import index at 67.9, up steeply from 59.5 in October.

States included in the monthly supply managers survey are Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

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