Data Round-Up: Chicago and Other Regional Surveys Show Solid Start to 2018

posted by Michael Lewis on January 31, 2018

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Given the upbeat tone across all the regional surveys, FMI believes that the national PMI will come in at 58 or just above in January, down some from its 2017-H2 average but easily consistent with three-header real GDP growth.


FMI’s analysis of today’s January Chicago Purchasing Managers Index and other regional business surveys, as well as our Summary of major data released in January and Schedule of major data reports in February. 

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Mike Lewis founded Free Market Inc. (FMI) in 1982 as a full-service economic consulting firm, providing insights and in-depth data analysis primarily for institutional money managers and corporate planning directors.

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