Grand finale for production in '97

We can applaud the performance of the U.S. industrial economy as we set the stage for 1998. Overall industrial output for 1997 rose a hearty 5% over 1996 levels. Industrial production for December 1997 was 6% higher than December 1996.

02/01/1998


We can applaud the performance of the U.S. industrial economy as we set the stage for 1998. Overall industrial output for 1997 rose a hearty 5% over 1996 levels. Industrial production for December 1997 was 6% higher than December 1996. Don't get your hopes too high for the upcoming year, however. Due to the overall slowdown in the economy, we can expect more moderate gains of 2.8% for 1998. INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION INDICES

Annual change, %

Dec. 1997 1996 1997

Total manufacturing 131.1 3.6 5.6

Fabricated metal products 127.1 2.5 2.9

Nonelectrical machinery 179.3 8.8 10.1

Instruments 110.4 4.4 2.9

Source: Cahners Economics





No comments
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
Solving HVAC challenges; Thermal comfort criteria; Liquid-immersion cooling; Specifying VRF systems; 2016 Product of the Year winners
MEP Giants; MEP Annual Report; Mergers and acquisitions; Passive, active fire protection; LED retrofits; HVAC energy efficiency
Integrating electrical and HVAC systems; Tracking and conserving facility water use; Energy code advancements; The future of professional engineers
Driving motor efficiency; Preventing Arc Flash in mission critical facilities; Integrating alternative power and existing electrical systems
Putting COPS into context; Designing medium-voltage electrical systems; Planning and designing resilient, efficient data centers; The nine steps of designing generator fuel systems
Designing generator systems; Using online commissioning tools; Selective coordination best practices
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.
click me