U.S. Manufacturing Expecting 18 Month Growth Over Other Industries

The United States Manufacturing industry is expected to outpace the overall growth of the U.S. economy during the next year a half, according to the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI).

It is being predicted that the major precursor to this growth will be investments into some sectors, rather than consumer-driven growth. According to their report,

production is expected to grow 3.2% in 2014 and 4.0% in 2015, MAPI forecasts. That compares with U.S. GDP projections of 2.5% in 2014 and 3.2% in 2015. Non high-tech manufacturing should grow 2.9% in 2014 and 3.7% in 2015, MAPI said. High-tech manufacturing, which accounts for about 5% of all manufacturing, will grow much quicker, by 6.6% in 2014 and 10.0% in 2015.

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