Equipment-Sales Index Climbs to Strong 60.4 – Region’s Overall Reading Above Growth Neutral First Time Since May

For the first time since May of this year, the region’s overall reading in December rose above the growth neutral threshold. The December index did increase to a tepid 50.1 from 45.7 in November. The index ranges between 0 and 100 with a reading of 50.0 representing growth neutral.

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