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Change in Real 10-Year Treasury Rate Trending Higher

Change in Real 10-Year Treasury Rate Trending Higher

The change in the real 10-year Treasury rate was negative for the 24th month in a row. However, the change was at its highest level since December 2019.
Machine Tool Unit Orders Grow for Third Month

Machine Tool Unit Orders Grow for Third Month

Led by three consecutive months of the GBI: Metalworking over 50, machine tool orders are moving in a positive direction.
Gardner Business Index 2020 Year In Review

Gardner Business Index 2020 Year In Review

The GBI 2020 Year In Review looks back at business activity data over the last 12-months in order to give manufacturing leaders the insights they will need to maximize their success in 2021.
Durable Goods New Orders Increase for First Time in 9 Months

Durable Goods New Orders Increase for First Time in 9 Months

November orders were 2.8% more than one year ago, making it the first month of growth since February 2020 and just the second since January 2019.
Gardner Business Index - December 2020

Gardner Business Index - December 2020

Manufacturers closed the year on a high note as business activity across many business elements improved during December.  Trends seen during the second-half of 2020 suggest that 2021 will have challenges of its own that manufacturers would be wise to proactively tackle early in the new year.
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