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Apr 2015 - Perspective - Doc # MIVC55X

Western Europe Manufacturing Industry Update: January–March 2015

Authors: Alba Balla, Lorenzo Veronesi

This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides a quarterly update that analyzes the business environment and trends for the manufacturing sector in Western Europe in 1Q15, 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, which is an indicator of the economic health of the manufacturing sector.
  • Major developments in the automotive market in Western Europe.
  • An extensive roundup of major ICT contracts signed in 1Q15.
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