Global Fastener News

Tag "FDI"

Amid Pandemic, FDI Plunges in March

April 06
21:56 2020
    Amid Pandemic, FDI Plunges in March

The seasonally adjusted March FDI (44.4) experienced a sharp contraction (February 53) “as the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing shutdowns took hold over the latter half of the month,” R.W. Baird analyst David Manthey wrote.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

FDI Continued To Improve In February

March 17
03:20 2020
    FDI Continued To Improve In February

“Of note, the improvement in the sales index was driven mainly by the seasonal adjustment factor, as the percentage of respondents seeing better-than-expected sales actually decreased vs. last month, although this is not usual given February is normally a seasonally weaker month,” R.W. Baird analyst David Manthey wrote.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

After Declines, FDI Rises In January

February 24
09:44 2020
    After Declines, FDI Rises In January

About 53% of respondents saw sales growth above seasonal expectations, while 23% characterized sales as below seasonal expectations.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

FDI Continued To Slow in December

January 09
12:22 2020

For the second consecutive month, 56% of respondents saw sales growth below seasonal expectations, while just 19% characterized sales as above seasonal expectations.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

FDI Decelerated in October

November 14
15:02 2019
    FDI Decelerated in October

“Sales trends were slightly improved on an unadjusted basis, but the seasonal-adjustment factor drove the sales index down (month-to-month),” according to R.W. Baird analyst David Manthey.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

FDI Unchanged In September

October 28
04:02 2019
    FDI Unchanged In September

“Better sales trends were offset by a weaker employment reading,” according to R.W. Baird analyst David Manthey.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

August FDI Continues Consecutive Gains

October 01
02:22 2019
    August FDI Continues Consecutive Gains

“Better sales trends and a slight improvement in the employment index were the main contributors of the improvement,” according to R.W. Baird analyst David Manthey.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

After Declines, July FDI Recovers

September 03
04:09 2019
    After Declines, July FDI Recovers

“A slight uptick in the percentage of respondents perceiving customer inventory levels as 'too low' was the primary driver of the recovery,” writes R.W. Baird analyst David Manthey.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

After Lull, FDI Accelerates in April

May 06
16:10 2019
    After Lull, FDI Accelerates in April

“Sales trends rebounded nicely from weak March trends, which saw a contractionary sales reading,” according to R.W. Baird analyst David Manthey.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

FDI Falls To Near Two-Year Low

March 25
03:17 2019
    FDI Falls To Near Two-Year Low

“Stabilization or further moderation in the FDI could be more likely than acceleration from here,” according to R.W. Baird analyst David Manthey.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

FDI Steady in January After Declines

February 14
02:39 2019
    FDI Steady in January After Declines

Several respondents expressed “cautious optimism” for a potential resolution to the US-China trade dispute. Pending any resolution, however, tariffs continue to impact lead times and pricing.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

FDI Retreats For Second Straight Month

February 04
05:31 2019
    FDI Retreats For Second Straight Month

Sales trends improved in December, with 42% of respondents indicating sales were “better” relative to seasonal expectations vs. 34% of respondents the previous month.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

Weak Sales Trends Slow FDI

January 07
04:05 2019

November Fastener Distributor Index decelerates on weaker sales trends.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

October FDI Accelerates

November 12
02:12 2018
    October FDI Accelerates

Sales and hiring increased during the month, while customers expressed uncertainty about future orders due to U.S. tariffs.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

FDI Declines For Second Straight Month

October 22
03:42 2018
    FDI Declines For Second Straight Month

The seasonally adjusted September FDI (55.8) decelerated in September, “still strong in absolute terms but nonetheless meaningfully lower for the second straight month,” according to R.W. Baird analyst David Manthey.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

FDI Moderates in August

September 24
18:05 2018
    FDI Moderates in August

“The overall tone of qualitative commentary was again more cautious this month, with respondents expressing some tariff-related uncertainty, and the potential for a loss of momentum,” writes R.W. Baird analyst David Manthey.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

June Fastener Distributor Index ‘Surges’

July 16
22:00 2018

After four straight months of decline, the FDI regains its footing amid pricing gains and a stronger outlook for the coming months.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

FDI Drops For 3rd Straight Month

May 29
00:43 2018
    FDI Drops For 3rd Straight Month

Qualitative commentary on market conditions was very positive regarding demand, while steel tariff impacts remain a topic of heavy discussion among respondents.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

FDI Stalls For Second Straight Month

April 10
13:00 2018
    FDI Stalls For Second Straight Month

Commentary on market conditions was mixed, with some respondents commenting on the current strong demand environment and others expressing concerns around the recently announced steel tariffs.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

February FDI Moderates ‘Slightly’

March 20
02:35 2018
    February FDI Moderates ‘Slightly’

Commentary “again skewed largely positive” overall. One respondent indicated “sales are up 15% YTD.”

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

Register for our Mailing List

Sign up now to receive valuable weekly news about the fastener companies, people, and trends impacting the industry. REGISTER NOW
error: Content is protected !!