CBX Retail Sourcing Report – Q1 2017

CBX Retail Sourcing Report - Q1 2017

Overall, December was a strong month for global manufacturing, with Q4 2016 showing the strongest growth since 2014. This growth was mostly led by the U.S. and Europe, but performance across Asia also improved, with strong growth seen especially in China and Vietnam (covered below) and also Japan, the Philipines and Thailand. Despite some continued weak spots in countries such as India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar, the overall tone for manufacturing heading into 2017 is positive.

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