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.

The past year was truly one without precedent for a whole host of reasons, yet there are plenty of takeaways from 2020’s gyrations that manufacturing leaders can leverage to make the most of 2021.  Those takeaways largely focus around bolstering and improving supply chains.  This will not only allow firms to better reach desired production levels, but also help firms to better manager their upstream costs and in doing so protect profit margins. 


Top Shops

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World Machine Tool Survey

An independent annual survey that collects statistics from machine tool consuming and producing countries and compares them in real U.S. dollars.

Capital Spending Survey

An annual survey that collects statistics regarding budgeted spending on machine tools, testing equipment, software and more.

Gardner Business Index

A diffusion index measuring month-to-month changes in activity at durable goods and discrete parts manufacturing facilities.