Released: 23 September 2021
US Sales Managers Report Rapid Price Inflation Continued in September
The Sales Managers Headline Index fell to a 4 month low in September, with all components weakening over the month.
Sales Growth and the Market Growth Indexes both reflect continuing expansion in September despite falling for the third successive month.
Business Confidence down from near all time high levels in July but remains robust.
The Staffing Index also fell sharply again in September with firms still wary of (or finding difficulty in) recruiting staff.
The big negative remains the Prices Index which remains at a very high level Views on price inflation remain divergent, with many Sales Managers believing the current rapid rise of prices most likely to subside shortly as post pandemic product shortages return to more normal levels. But an increasing number fear inflation is building up too rapidly for comfort and are far from complacent about the future course of prices.
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