RegionScore*Market Direction**
North America6+
European Union8++
Southeast Asia6+
South America3

*Score 0 to 10 (0 no activities – 10 very active)
**Market Direction stable <-> / activities increasing + / activities decreasing –

North America:
Stable industries – automotive, aerospace, defense
Slowing down industries – steel, oil & mining
Mexico slowing down, most of investments for US market on idle! Trump effect

European Union:
Growing industries – aerospace, automotive, powder metal
Russia: continuously slowing down economy (suffering under western sanctions), new developments missing, military investments only

Southeast Asia:
Growing industries – tools, dies, titanium, medical, commercial heat treating

Growing industries – automotive, military, tooling

General slow down but car industry slowly recovering

Slowing down mining sector

World Bank Assessment: Overall, global growth is expected to rise in 2015 to 3.0 percent, and to be sustained at 3.2-3.3 percent in 2016-17. This should be supported by continued recovery in the United States, a gradual acceleration of activity in the Euro Area, and receding headwinds to growth among slower growing developing regions.   The slowdown in China could turn into a disorderly unwinding of financial vulnerabilities with considerable implications for the global economy.


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