Posts Tagged ‘durable goods’

Transportation: Recession and Recovery

This latest recession took an especially large toll on the U.S. Industrial markets. While the overall economy lagged with a 3-4% contraction, the Industrial Production Index (production excluding technology) showed a peak to trough drop of 18%. This monumental drop in the industrial markets has had a drastic effect across all transportation sectors and modes. [...]

Business Leads the Way

The headline did not look too positive: “US Durable Goods Orders Fall 1.3% in August”. Yet the data was much more positive than that initial headline indicated. In fact, the reason for the decline was entirely due to a drop in orders for aircraft, which had surged the previous month. To really understand this report, [...]