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SMI: Philippines - SMI 81.0 Positive
SMI: Philippines - Confidence 99.6 Positive
SMI: Philippines - Prices Charged 53.1 Falling
SMI: Philippines - Market Growth 97.3 Positive
SMI: Philippines - New Sales 87.3 Positive
SMI: Philippines - Staffing Levels 67.5 Positive
SMI: Mexico - SMI 52.4 Positive
SMI: Mexico - Market Growth 62.4 Positive
SMI: Mexico - New Sales 47.0 Negative
SMI: Mexico - Staffing Levels 50.7 Stable
SMI: Mexico - Business Confidence 53.5 Positive
SMI: Mexico - Prices Charged 48.2 Rising
SMI: Nigeria - SMI 62.2 Positive
SMI: Nigeria - Prices Charged 55.3 Falling
SMI: Nigeria - Market Growth 61.8 Positive
SMI: Nigeria - Business Confidence 78.7 Positive
SMI: Nigeria - Staffing Levels 55.4 Positive
SMI: Nigeria - New Sales 59.5 Positive
SMI: India - SMI 68.0 Positive
SMI: India - Staffing Levels 60.4 Positive
SMI: India - Prices Charged 51.6 Stable
SMI: India - Business Confidence 91.4 Positive
SMI: India - Market Growth 63.6 Positive
SMI: India - New Sales 72.9 Positive
SMI: LatAm - SMI 54.7 Positive
SMI: LatAm - Prices Charged 60.0 Falling
SMI: LatAm - Staffing Levels 53.8 Positive
SMI: LatAm - Business Confidence 51.2 Stable
SMI: LatAm - Market Growth 57.3 Positive
SMI: LatAm - New Sales 51.2 Stable
SMI: Mongolia - SMI 34.6 Negative
SMI: Mongolia - Prices Charged 46.1 Rising
SMI: Mongolia - Future Confidence 28.9 Negative
SMI: Mongolia - New Sales 28.9 Negative
SMI: Mongolia - Staffing Levels 39.7 Negative
SMI: Mongolia - Market Growth 29.3 Negative
GMI: Americas - Marketing Index 57.3 Positive
GMI: Asia Pacific - Marketing Index 58.5 Positive
GMI: European - Marketing Index 58.1 Positive
GMI: Global - Marketing Index 57.7 Positive
GMI: Global - Trading conditions 59.3 Positive
GMI: Global - Marketing budgets 55.6 Positive
GMI: Global - Staffing 58.2 Positive
SMI: Africa - SMI 58.2 Positive
SMI: Africa - Prices Charged 52.3 Falling
SMI: Africa - New Sales 57.0 Positive
SMI: Africa - Staffing Levels 52.5 Positive
SMI: Africa - Market Growth 59.2 Positive
SMI: Africa - Business Confidence 70.2 Positive
SMI: China - SMI 55.5 Positive
SMI: China - New Sales 58.9 Positive
SMI: China - Business Confidence 59.4 Positive
SMI: China - Prices Charged 49.7 Stable
SMI: China - Staffing Levels 53.7 Positive
SMI: China - Market Growth 55.8 Positive
SMI: USA - SMI 58.5 Positive
SMI: USA - Market Growth 59.9 Positive
SMI: USA - Staffing Levels 55.9 Positive
SMI: USA - Business Confidence 67.4 Positive
SMI: USA - Prices Charged 55.3 Falling
SMI: USA - New Sales 54.1 Positive
GPI: Global - Gas Price Index 100.1 Falling
GPI: United States 88.1 Falling
GPI: China 87.0 Falling
GPI: Japan 107.7 Falling
GPI: India 100.9 Falling
GPI: Germany 89.5 Falling
GPI: United Kingdom 93.9 Falling
GPI: Russia 137.6 Falling
GPI: France 92.1 Falling
GPI: Brazil 89.9 Rising
GPI: Italy 114.0 Falling
FPI: Global - Food Price Index 100.6 Rising
HPI: Global - Hospitality Index 99.0 Falling
FPI: United States 88.8 Falling
HPI: United States 120.8 Rising
FPI: China 113.0 Falling
HPI: China 78.8 Rising
HPI: Japan 93.9 Falling
HPI: India 114.0 Rising
HPI: Germany 122.8 Falling
HPI: United Kingdom 97.5 Falling
HPI: Russia 100.7 Falling
HPI: France 101.3 Falling
HPI: Brazil 101.5 Falling
HPI: Italy 58.4 Falling
CFPI: Global - Cost of Fun Index 97.2 Rising
CFPI: United States 84.2 Falling
CFPI: China 88.6 Rising
CFPI: Japan 90.9 Falling
CFPI: India 118.0 Rising
CFPI: Germany 95.0 Rising
CFPI: United Kingdom 94.9 Rising
CFPI: Russia 120.1 Rising
CFPI: France 99.1 Falling
CFPI: Brazil 95.4 Rising
CFPI: Italy 85.9 Falling
DPI: Global - Durables Price Index 94.0 Rising
DPI: United States 90.1 Rising
DPI: China 80.1 Rising
DPI: Japan 62.0 Falling
DPI: India 103.3 Falling
DPI: Germany 115.5 Falling
DPI: United Kingdom 88.3 Rising
DPI: Russia 87.1 Rising
DPI: France 95.0 Falling
DPI: Brazil 111.4 Rising
DPI: Italy 106.8 Rising
WPI: China 5.1 Stable
WPI: Japan 115.7 Falling
WPI: India 0.8 Stable
WPI: Germany 41.8 Rising
WPI: United Kingdom 0.7 Stable
WPI: Russia 1.0 Stable
WPI: France 36.9 Rising
WPI: Brazil 0.9 Stable
WPI: Italy 2.9 Stable
WPI: Argentina 10.3 Rising
WPI: Mexico 11.6 Falling
WPI: South Korea 1149.0 Falling
WPI: Canada 1.2 Stable
WPI: Spain 0.9 Stable
WPI: Turkey 1.9 Stable
FPI: Japan 75.0 Rising
FPI: India 111.3 Rising
FPI: Germany 113.8 Rising
FPI: United Kingdom 89.0 Falling
FPI: Russia 105.6 Rising
FPI: France 91.6 Falling
FPI: Brazil 120.8 Rising
FPI: Italy 97.1 Rising
SMI: NAFTA - SMI 57.2 Positive
SMI: NAFTA - Staffing Levels 55.8 Positive
SMI: NAFTA - Market Growth 60.1 Positive
SMI: NAFTA - Future Confidence 62.5 Positive
SMI: NAFTA - Prices Charged 52.4 Falling
SMI: NAFTA - New Sales 55.2 Positive
SMI: Growth Conts. - SMI 58.3 Positive
SMI: Growth Conts. - Prices Charged 52.1 Falling
SMI: Growth Conts. - Staffing Levels 54.6 Positive
SMI: Growth Conts. - Confidence 65.3 Positive
SMI: Growth Conts. - Market Growth 58.3 Positive
SMI: Growth Conts. - New Sales 61.2 Positive

Global Sales Managers' Indexes

Global Sales Managers' Index

  December 2014
Global All-Sector SMI
The October Index value of 58.5 is down 0.1 on its value registered in November.

Global Manufacturing Sales Managers' Index
  December 2014
Global Manufacturing Sector SMI
The World Economics Global Manufacturing Sales Managers’ Index is the earliest economic activity report covering manufacturers in 70 countries worldwide.
Global Services Sales Managers' Index

  December 2014
Global Services Sector SMI
The Index registered a value of 58.7 in December, slightly down on November’s 58.8 figure. Panellists indicate that the global services sector continues to exhibit solid economic activity but is experiencing a declining trend.

Sales Managers' Indexes - By Country

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: China


  January 2015
The Sales Managers' Index: China
The China Index brings together the collective wisdom of Sales Managers throughout China. The earliest source of understanding about what’s really happening in the China.
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: India


  January 2015
The Sales Managers' Index: India
The Index signals that the Indian economy has been gaining momentum over the past year. The Index increased to 68.0 in January up from 67.7 in December, indicating that the economy is growing at a slightly faster pace. 
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mexico


  January 2015
The Sales Managers' Index: Mexico
The Sales Managers’ Indexes, taken as a whole, show that the Mexican economy grew marginally in January but the rate of growth is continuing to fall.
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mongolia


  January 2015
The Sales Managers' Index: Mongolia
The January Headline Index value of 34.6 indicates that the economy continues to contract at an increasing rate with business confidence and market growth falling further.

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Nigeria


  January 2015
The Sales Managers' Index: Nigeria
The only available monthly economic indicator which covers all sectors of the Nigerian economy. The Indexes taken as a whole, show that economic growth in Nigeria was strong and broad based in January 2015.

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Philippines


  January 2015
The Sales Managers' Index: Philippines
The Sales Managers’ Indexes, taken as a whole, show that economic growth in Philippines has been very strong. The headline SMI at 81.0 is congruent with strong development. 

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: United States


  January 2015
The Sales Managers' Index: United States
The SMI Headline Index registered a value of 58.5 in January, up 0.6 from its value in December. Sector analysis shows that the manufacturing sector was up by 1.4 as services also increased by 0.2.

Sales Managers' Indexes - By Region

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Africa

  January 2015
Africa
The SMI registered 58.2 in January, down 0.6 from December. All indexes within the African SMI decreased during the month except staffing levels which remained stable. 
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Americas
  December 2014
Americas
This Index brings together the collective wisdom of Sales Managers throughout the entire continent of The Americas to produce the earliest and only source of understanding about what’s really happening throughout the continents.
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Asia

  December 2014
Asia
Confidence among Sales Managers remains strong; meaning business conditions are to remain positive in the coming months for economic development.
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Growth Continents

  December 2014
Growth Continents
The Headline Index is designed to reflect overall economic growth, bringing together the average movement of Confidence, Market Expansion, Product Sales, Prices Charged and the Staffing Indices.
The Sales Managers' Index: Latin America

  January 2015
Latin America 
The Index registered 54.7 in January, down 0.9 from December, indicating that economic activity in the region continues to grow at a stable pace compared to previous months albeit at a slightly slower rate. 
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: NAFTA

  NOVEMBER 2014
NAFTA
The composite NAFTA Sales Managers’ Index is the best source of understanding about what’s really happening throughout the entire trading bloc.

The Sales Managers' Index Archive


  January 2015
All Countries and Regions
The full archive of Sales Managers' Indexes cover: Africa, Americas, Asia, Growth Continents, Latin America, NAFTA along with the United States, China, India and Mongolia. 



Global Price Indexes

The World Price Index

  JANUARY 2015
World Price Index
The WPI provides a monthly index of PPP exchange rates against the US Dollar across the world’s 15 largest economies.
Food Price Index

  January 2015
Food Price Index
The World Economics Food Price Index (FPI) is based on average end-user prices for a typical basket of grocery items in national currencies
Durable Goods Price Index

  JANUARY 2015
Durable Goods Price Index
Price Index for durable goods. e.g. Kettles and homeware.
Gasoline Price Index

  JANUARY 2015
Gasoline Price Index
Analysis of the average end-user prices for RON-95 Petrol in indexed from national currencies.
Hospitality Goods Price Index

  JANUARY 2015
Hospitality Goods Price Index
Hospitality service prices for the 15 top global economies in comparable index form.
Cost of Fun Price Index

  JANUARY 2015
Cost of Fun Price Index
The cost of recreational goods and services from Golf Clubs, iPads, music downloads to holiday flights.

Growth Trackers

Global Growth Tracker   annual update: 2014
World Economics research shows that the global economy grew for 51 out of the past 52 years. The World Economy grew at 3.8% per year between 1961-2013.
China   JANUARY 2015
China’s real GDP was unchanged at 7.4% in Q3 2014, compared to Q2 2014. Composite indicators continued to show strong growth, with the Li Keqiang Index at 147 in October.
Commonwealth    May 2013
The World Economics Commonwealth Growth Monitor contrasts the accelerating economic growth of the Commonwealth, with the 5 decade long decline in the rate of growth of the EU.
Eurozone    JANUARY 2015
Leading indicators continued to point to weak activity, with the OECD CLI unchanged in September. Retail sales registered a monthly rise of 0.4% in October, after declining by 1.2 in September.
India    JANUARY 2015
India’s economy expanded at an annual rate of 6.0% in Q3 2014 compared to 5.2% in Q3 2013. Consumer confidence remained high, with the Ipsos ‘CES as Good’ Index standing at 80 in October.
United States    JANUARY 2015
US economy grew 3.9% in the third quarter compared to 4.6% in the previous period. Non-farm payroll figures showed that 214,000 jobs were added in October.

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The Headline GMI increased by 2.6 points in January. Marketers are continuing to experience solid business activity across the world at a slightly faster rate of increase. 
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