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recently highlighted (in Africa, Asia, and The America's) the large underestimate of most countries GNP data due to out of date base years and the unrecorded shadow economy.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

  THE AMERICAS SMI: MAY 2017
Pan-Americas SMI Remains Stable at Highest Level for 19 Months
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Asia

  ASIA SMI: MAY 2017
Very Strong Levels of
Growth Reported for Asia
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Growth Continents

  GROWTH CONTINENTS SMI: MAY 2017
Developing Markets SMI
Continues to Increase in May

The Sales Managers' Index: Latin America

  LATIN AMERICA SMI: MAY 2017
Latin America Continues
in Recession 

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

  NAFTA SMI: MAY 2017
NAFTA’s Market Growth
Increases to 8 Month High



 

Sales Managers' Indexes - By Country

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

  CHINA SMI: MAY 2017
China Sales Managers’ Index
Hits 6 Month Low in May


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

  INDIA SMI: MAY 2017
May Data Shows India's Economic Growth Continues to Outpace All Other Major Countries
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mexico

  MEXICO SMI: MAY 2017
Mexico’s Economic Activity Remains on the Verge of Contraction Territory 
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mongolia

  MONGOLIA SMI: MAY 2017
Mongolian Economy Starts to Grow: Sales Managers Report Green Shoots of Recovery in May
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Nigeria

  NIGERIA SMI: MAY 2017
Nigerian Sales Managers Report Slower Rate of Growth in May

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

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

  SOUTH AFRICA SMI: MAY 2017
South African Economic Activity Picks-up a Little in May
The Sales Managers' Index: United States of America

  UNITED STATES SMI: MAY 2017
U.S. Sales Managers Stay in Buoyant Mood in May as Sales Growth Continues






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