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Feb 2016 - Perspective - Doc # EMEA41003316

Perspective: Western Europe Manufacturing Industry Update: October–December 2015

Authors: Alba Balla, Lorenzo Veronesi
Abstract

This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides a quarterly update that analyzes the business environment and trends for the manufacturing sector in Western Europe in 4Q15, including:

  • Trends in the manufacturing sector based on:
  • IDC Manufacturing Insights' proprietary Global Performance Index (GPI), which tracks growth metrics from more than 800 publicly traded global firms in the manufacturing industry
  • Manufacturing Purchasing Manager Indices (PMI), an indicator of economic health of the manufacturing sector
  • Major developments in the automotive market in Western Europe
  • An extensive outline of major ICT contracts signed in 4Q15
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