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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has recently highlighted (in Africa, Asia, and The America's) the large underestimate of most countries GNP data due to out of date base years and the unrecorded shadow economy.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: FEBRUARY 2017
SMI Suggests Pan-African 
Economy Continues to Contract
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Americas

  THE AMERICAS SMI: FEBRUARY 2017
The Pan-Americas Economy Grows at the Fastest Rate for 15 Months
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Asia

  ASIA SMI: FEBRUARY 2017
Strong Sales Growth Drives Improving Business Confidence in Asia  
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Growth Continents

  GROWTH CONTINENTS SMI: FEBRUARY 2017
New Sales Growth in Developing Markets Remains Strong 
The Sales Managers' Index: Latin America

  LATIN AMERICA SMI: FEBRUARY 2017
Latin American Economy Pauses 
on the Road to Recovery 

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

  NAFTA SMI: FEBRUARY 2017
NAFTA SMI Suggests 
Rebounding Sales Growth



 

Sales Managers' Indexes - By Country

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

  CHINA SMI: FEBRUARY 2017
Growing Consumer Sales 
Underpin China’s Growth


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

  INDIA SMI: FEBRUARY 2017
Indian Sales Fall as Demonetisation Effects Hit Small and Medium Size Businesses
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mexico

  MEXICO SMI: FEBRUARY 2017
Mexico SMI Shows Stagnant Economic Growth in February
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mongolia

  MONGOLIA SMI: FEBRUARY 2017
Mongolian Economy Continues to Contract but at a Slower Rate
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Nigeria

  NIGERIA SMI: FEBRUARY 2017
Nigerian Economy Experiences Headwinds on the Road to Recovery

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

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

  SOUTH AFRICA SMI: FEBRUARY 2017
South African Economy 
Continues to Contract
The Sales Managers' Index: United States of America

  UNITED STATES SMI: FEBRUARY 2017
SMI Signals Faster Growth 
for U.S. Economy







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