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AIG Manufacturing Index

AIG Manufacturing Index

Measures Level of a diffusion index based on surveyed manufacturers; Usual Effect Actual > Forecast = Good for currency; Frequency Released monthly, on the first business day after the month ends; Next Release Sep 30, 2008 FF Notes Above 50.0 indicates industry expansion, below indicates contraction; Derived Via Survey of about 200 manufacturers which asks respondents to rate the relative level of business conditions including employment, production, new orders, prices, supplier deliveries, and inventories; Also Called Performance of Manufacturing Index; Acronyms Australian Industry Group (AIG);