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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has recently highlighted (in Africa, Asia, and The America's) the large underestimate of most countries GNP data due to out of date base years and the unrecorded shadow economy.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: JULY 2017
Increasing Evidence of Africa’s Recovery from 2016 Recession in Economic Activity
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Americas

  THE AMERICAS SMI: JULY 2017
Market Growth in The Americas Hits 22 Month High in July
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Asia

  ASIA SMI: JULY 2017
Asian Economic Activity
Slows in July
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Growth Continents

  GROWTH CONTINENTS SMI: JULY 2017
Business Confidence in the Developing Markets Remains Strong in July
The Sales Managers' Index: Latin America

  LATIN AMERICA SMI: JULY 2017
Latin American Economy
Returns to Growth

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

  NAFTA SMI: JULY 2017
NAFTA’s Market Growth
Increases to Near 2 Year High



 

Sales Managers' Indexes - By Country

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

  CHINA SMI: JULY 2017
China Sales Managers Index Hits 26 Month High as Sales Growth Accelerates
Also see: Manufacturing, Non-Manufacturing
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: India

  INDIA SMI: JULY 2017
India’s Businesses Grapple with Change as Implementation of New Government Sales Tax (GST) Causes Major Challenges
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mexico

  MEXICO SMI: JULY 2017
Mexico’s Economic Growth Momentum Continues in July
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mongolia

  MONGOLIA SMI: JULY 2017
Mongolian Headline Sales Managers’ Index Reflects Solid Economic Growth
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Nigeria

  NIGERIA SMI: JULY 2017
Nigerian Economy Continues
to Grow Rapidly 


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

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

  SOUTH AFRICA SMI: JULY 2017
Mixed Signals from South African Economy in July 
The Sales Managers' Index: United States of America

  UNITED STATES SMI: JULY 2017
Sales Growth in the USA in July at 22 Month High






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