Market Data & Trends
Federal Reserve Data Download Program
Since robotics is heavily involved with the manufacturing sector, it is good to track its performance. Here you will find the latest data for industrial production and capacity utilization among others.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Everything from economic outlooks to crime rates. Here you will find many good data relating to the U.S. and world economies.
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
The IMF data will give you a more ‘financial’ outlook on the world economy. Data here can also help you determine the direction of CapEx spending, which is a large factor determining when companies purchase robots.
Track the global robotics and automation market with the ROBO-STOX benchmark index here.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Here you will be able to access data for U.S. employment, productivity, price indexes, and many more indicators.
U.S. Department of Commerce: Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
Visit the BEA to pull high level statistics like GDP, personal income, and direct investment rates.
Tracking manufacturing PMI is important for RIA. Historically, the health of the manufacturing sector (especially the U.S. for North American performance) is a strong indicator for the performance of the robotics market. Here you will find press releases for the most recent manufacturing PMI information across the globe.