March 2017

Automotive Sales

Total light vehicle, (LV) sales in January were at an annual rate, of 17.349 M units, down 0.805 million (M) from December and down 0.878 M year on year (y/y). Light truck sales continue to record strong sales of 11.028 M in January, flat y/y. Over the same timeframe, auto (car) sales fell 12.6% y/y to [...]

US Non-Farm Employment

The total number of seasonally adjusted (SA), non-farm people employed in the US in February 2017 was 145,798,000. This figure was up 235,000 month on month (0.16%) and by 2,251,000 (+1.61%) year on year. The economy continues to create strong overall job growth, averaging 187,583 jobs per month. The SA goods producing sector totaled 19,943,000 [...]

Dodge Momentum Index

The Dodge momentum index moved up 2.3 points or 1.6% in February as the Institutional sub-index surged ahead 4.4% to an all-time high of 133.7. The commercial sub-index stalled in February falling back 0.3% to 152.3. The Dodge momentum index was launched on May 12, 2012 with the intent of becoming a 12 month leading [...]