U.S. Manufacturers Expectations for 2019
Across the board, manufacturers are optimistic about the regional economy, sector growth, and increasing revenue expectations in 2019. In all aspects of business — technology will lead the charge. Spending will increase on big data, and business intelligence, while cybersecurity will be top priority for the rise of the Chief Security Officer. As hurdles abound, so do strategies for increasing productivity and improving efficiency. While no one can predict with certainty what will happen in the future, we hope the 2019 National Manufacturing Outlook and Insights survey report offers you a look ahead into what to expect.
Results from the 2019 Manufacturing Outlook Survey:
- The top three priorities for manufacturers in 2019 are growing sales, improving profitability, and addressing workforce shortage
- 48% of manufacturers expect international sales will increase in 2019 for their company.
- Manufacturers increased their regional optimism from 69.3 in 2018 to 70.75 in 2019 – a 12.5-point increase from 2017.
- More than 60% of manufacturers expect their sector to expand in 2019.
- Labor costs remain a tough pill to swallow as they continue to rise across the U.S. with 52% of manufacturers recognizing the concern.
- Cybersecurity is a priority for 34% of manufacturers who are focusing on technology development
Read full survey: 2019 U.S. Manufacturing Outlook Survey
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