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A View from the Top

Summit Steel President Ross Bushman offers a weekly summary of data and observations regarding the metals industry news, market conditions and their global and domestic impact.

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February 2022 Manufacturing Outlook Survey Reports Continued Expansion

February 2022 Manufacturing Outlook Survey Reports Continued Expansion The February 2022 Manufacturing Outlook Survey reports continued expansion in manufacturing activity in the month according to firms responding to the survey put out by Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. US Raw Steel [...]

January 2022

Led by Declines in Production-related Indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) Fell

Led by Declines in Production-related Indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) Fell in December Led by declines in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) fell to -0.15 in December from +0.44 in November. Two of the [...]

Owners’ Expectations for Earnings Raise Small Business Optimism

Owners' Expectations for Earnings Raise Small Business Optimism Led by owners' expectations for earnings, economic conditions and staffing, seven of the Small Business Optimism Index 's 10 components increased during the month. The NFIB small Business Optimism Index edged 0.5 points higher [...]

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