1998 Purchasing Today Article Index
Term selected: Economics and Forecast Issues
A valuable reference tool, the Article Index is a comprehensive list of articles that have appeared in Inside Supply Management® (formerly Purchasing Today® and NAPM Insights®) magazine. Articles are organized by subject for easy locating and study.
Economic growth will be somewhat higher in the second half of 1998, say the nation's purchasing executives in their 55th Semiannual Economic Forecast. While a significant 76% expect their 1998 revenues to be greater than in 1997, they expect a 6.4% net increase in overall revenues compared to a 7.8% increase predicted in December 1997.
Purchasing executives forecast revenue growth of 7.8%
Industry classification codes have been given an overhaul, enabling statistics to provide a more focused view of the economy.
Advocates of the "New Economy" say economic health is no longer controlled by a dramatic up and down business cycle. Others disagree.