18 All other nonmanufacturing
96.9 102.3 112.1 123.1
index dropped 1.3 points to 56.7 in January following December's 2.4 point decline to 58.0 (revised from 57.6).
Supplies to nonmanufacturing
industries 00/82 20.828
Responses to the March Nonmanufacturing
Business Outlook Survey suggested that business activity in the region continued to grow.
They focus on the manufacturing industry, which produces many tradable goods, and they look at how many nonmanufacturing
jobs are gained or lost in the metropolitan area in response to an increase or decrease in the number of manufacturing jobs.
The manufacturing sector is optimistic about growth this year, with revenues expected to increase in 17 industries, and the nonmanufacturing
sector predicts that 14 of its areas will see higher revenues.
Meanwhile, US nonmanufacturing
sector picked up a little steam in August, according to data released Thursday by the Institute for Supply Management.
sector joined the country's manufacturing sector in growing at a slower rate last month, (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-03/china-s-non-manufacturing-industries-grow-at-slower-pace.html) according to Bloomberg News , which cited data released Saturday by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing and the National Bureau of Statistics of China.
The Detroit automaker, as part of the report, set environmental stewardship goals that also include increasing the number of manufacturing and nonmanufacturing
sites that are do not use landfills.
The index for major nonmanufacturing
companies is projected at plus 1 on average, the same as in the September Tankan survey.
Employment in manufacturing industries has decreased, and employment in nonmanufacturing
industries has increased."
Truly, the underserved market for breakdown coverage is the small, nonmanufacturing