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Financial services

Financial services – Industry Overview Wray O. Candilis Federally insured depository institutions held slightly more than $4.9 trillion in assets in 1993, down slightly from 1992. If the interest rates remain low and prices remain steady, however, assets in 1994 are expected to increase 1 percent to approximately $5 trillion. For information on the use […]

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Paper and allied products

Paper and allied products – 1991 U.S. Industrial Outlook Gary L. Stanley Paper and Allied Products Before reading this chapter, please see “How to Get the Most Out of This Book” on page 1. It will clarify questions you may have concerning data collection precedures, factors affecting trade data, forecasting methodology, the use of constant […]

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Transportation services

Transportation services – Industry Overview Thomas M. McNamara AIRLINES In 1990 and 1991, the U.S. airline industry suffered large financial losses. The industry’s poor financial performance was the result of several factors, the most important being the recession, higher fuel prices, the adverse effect of the Persian Gulf conflict on international air travel and rising […]

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Electric lighting and wiring equipment

Electric lighting and wiring equipment – Industry Overview John J. Bodson The electric lighting and wiring equipment industries produce current-carrying wiring devices (SIC 3643), noncurrent-carrying wiring devices (SIC 3644), and lighting fixtures (SIC 3645, 3646, and 3648). These products are used extensively in the construction and renovation of all commercial, institutional, and industrial enterprises, as […]

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Equipment leasing

Equipment leasing – Industry Overview Elmora Uzzelle In 1993, equipment leasing grew about 3 percent, a little better than 1992’s growth, but still modest by historic standards. Expansion was hindered by the economy’s sluggish performance (see Trends and Forecasts for Equipment Leasing table). Leasing is a financial mechanism involved in about 32 percent of private, […]

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Education and training services

Education and training services – Industry Overview Achamma Chandersekaran Public and private expenditures for education and corporate training accounted for nearly 8 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in current dollars in 1993, second in size only to health and medical services. Education and training expenditures are expected to increase at a rate of […]

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Leather and leather products

Leather and leather products – Industry Overview James E. Byron The leather and leather products group is made up of seven industries: nonrubber footwear (SIC 314), leather tanning and finishing (SIC 3111), gloves and mittens (SIC 3151), luggage (SIC 3161), handbags (SIC 3171), small personal leather goods (SIC 3172), and leather wearing apparel (SIC 2386). […]

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Metalworking equipment

Metalworking equipment – Industry Overview Patrick W. McGibbon The industries covered in this chapter are machine tools; metal cutting tools; robotics; numerical controls; tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, molds, and contract machining (usually referred to as the tool and die industry); power driven hand tools; and welding apparatus. The tool and die industry is the most […]

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Personal consumer durables

Personal consumer durables – Industry Overview John M. Harris Buoyed by a modest economic recovery, shipments of selected personal consumer durables are expected to increase about 3.7percent in 1993 in real terms, more than double the estimated 1.7 percent rise in 1992. The personal consumer durables industries covered in this chapter are jewelry (SIC 3911 […]

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Apparel

Apparel – 1991 U.S. Industrial Outlook Kent Barker Apparel For the first time since 1985, shipments by the apparel and finished textile products industry (SIC 23) de clined in current dollars in 1990. Although shipments were down by 1.0 percent from the preceding year, they were at the second highest level on record. In constant […]