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The Sales Managers' Indexes provide the earliest monthly data on the speed and direction of economic activity in the fastest growing areas of the world: Africa, Asia and the America's.

Key advantages of the SMI's :
  • The SMI's provide the first indication each month of the speed and direction of economic growth.
  • The SMI's provide the most complete indication of growth, covering all private sector activity.
  • The SMI's are based on a key occupational group - sales executives - uniquely able to sense accurate changes in business activity levels.
  • The SMI survey base - salespeople - are used by virtually all businesses, including in frontier markets, unlike other occupational groups.
  • The SMI's focus on the worlds growth areas - Africa, Asia and the America's

Why the SMI's are needed

Businesses need growth. Unfortunately much of the worlds growth today derives from countries where economic data is either entirely missing, hopelessly incomplete or just fabricated. The Economist (15.5.14) highlighted the problem in relation to Africa, "Africa is the continent of missing data. Fewer than half of births are recorded; some countries have not taken a census in decades".

World Economics has recently highlighted (in Africa, Asia, and The America's) the large underestimate of most countries GNP data due to out of date base years and the unrecorded shadow economy.

The SMI's bypass all the data faults of official statistics by obtaining representative samples of replies from panels of salespeople specifically set up to monitor levels of activity. Traders, economists and Government no longer need to guess if Nigerian growth is faltering, or if the Philippines is taking off as a growth market. As a consequence, over 40,000 economists, traders, bank officials, government advisers and others use World Economics data each month.


Sales Managers' Indexes - By Region

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

  PAN-AFRICA SMI: March 2017
Pan-African Economy Growing Steadily in March
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Americas

  THE AMERICAS SMI: MARCH 2017
Pan-Americas SMI at
Highest Level for 15 Months
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Asia

  ASIA SMI: MARCH 2017
Market Growth Solidly Increases
in Asia During March
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Growth Continents

  GROWTH CONTINENTS SMI: MARCH 2017
Developing Markets Growth Remains Solid in March
The Sales Managers' Index: Latin America

  LATIN AMERICA SMI: MARCH 2017
Data Shows Continuing Recession, Falling Employment and Rising Inflation in Latin American
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: NAFTA

  NAFTA SMI: MARCH 2017
Price Inflation in NAFTA
Grows Quickly in March



 

Sales Managers' Indexes - By Country

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

  CHINA SMI: MARCH 2017
March Data Reflects Rise in Chinese Economic Growth

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

  INDIA SMI: MARCH 2017
Indian SMI Shows Growth Bouncing Back as Sales Start to Recover From Demonetisation
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mexico

  MEXICO SMI: MARCH 2017
Mexico SMI Shows Higher Inflation and Stagnant Economic Growth
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mongolia

  MONGOLIA SMI: MARCH 2017
Mongolian Headline SMI Continues to Improve
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Nigeria

  NIGERIA SMI: MARCH 2017
Nigerian Economy Starts to
Climb Out of Recession 


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

  PHILIPPINES SMI: MARCH 2017
Philippines SMI Reports Strong Economic Growth
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: South Africa

  SOUTH AFRICA SMI: MARCH 2017
South African Economy Continues to Contracted at a Slower Rate 
The Sales Managers' Index: United States of America

  UNITED STATES SMI: MARCH 2017
U.S. SMI Signals Resurgent Economy as New Sales Growth Gains Traction and Producer Prices Surge






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