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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has recently highlighted (in Africa, Asia, and The America's) the large underestimate of most countries GNP data due to out of date base years and the unrecorded shadow economy.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: SEPTEMBER 2017
SMI Signals Continuing Slow Recovery From Recession
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Americas

  THE AMERICAS SMI: SEPTEMBER 2017
Market Growth in The Americas Hits 26 Month High in September
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Asia

  ASIA SMI: SEPTEMBER 2017
Asian Growth Continues to Increase in September
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Growth Continents

  GROWTH CONTINENTS SMI: SEPTEMBER 2017
Emerging Markets Business Activity Remains Strong
The Sales Managers' Index: Latin America

  LATIN AMERICA SMI: SEPTEMBER 2017
Latin American Economy Continues to Grow in September
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: NAFTA

  NAFTA SMI: SEPTEMBER 2017
NAFTA’s Sales Managers’
Remains Strong in September



 

Sales Managers' Indexes - By Country

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

  CHINA SMI: SEPTEMBER 2017
China’s Sales Growth Remains Robust but Business Confidence Evaporates
Also see: Manufacturing, Non-Manufacturing
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: India

  INDIA SMI: SEPTEMBER 2017
September Data Bring Further Evidence of a Sharp Post GST Recovery in the Indian Economy
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mexico

  MEXICO SMI: SEPTEMBER 2017
Mexico’s SMI Points to
Recovery from Recession
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mongolia

  MONGOLIA SMI: SEPTEMBER 2017
Mongolian Recovery
Regains Momentum
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Nigeria

  NIGERIA SMI: SEPTEMBER 2017
Nigerian Economic Growth Remains Strong in September

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

  PHILIPPINES SMI: SEPTEMBER 2017
Philippines Economic Growth Remains Strong in September
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: South Africa

  SOUTH AFRICA SMI: SEPTEMBER 2017
SMI Shows the South African Economy Remains Close to Recession
The Sales Managers' Index: United States of America

  UNITED STATES SMI: SEPTEMBER 2017
U.S. Business Confidence Shaken by Political and Climate Instability






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