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European Communities and Certain Member States: Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft

Categories: European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Manufacturing,Transportation,Treaties

Ruling by a compliance panel of the World Trade Organization that the European Union and several European countries illegally subsidized airplane manufacturer Airbus to the extent of $22 billion over more than a decade and had failed to comply with orders to cease such subsidies.  Considered the most expensive dispute in international trade history.  From the World Trade Organization


Multifactor Productivity Trends for Detailed Industries 2014

Categories: Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics,Transportation

Reports that productivity increased in 38 of the 86 4-digit NAICS manufacturing industries, as well as  in two transportation industries are measured.   From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Impact of Regulations on Virginia’s Manufacturing Sector: 2016

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Statistics,Taxes,Virginia Issues

Updates a 2006 report on the same topic.  Finds that most regulations affecting Virginia’s manufacturers are federal in origin and most have not changed since 2005.  Includes several appendices which cover financial impact of regulations, manufacturing employment and output by sector, and a list of Virginia stand-alone regulations.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Multifactor Productivity Trends in Manufacturing 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

Reports that multifactor productivity in the manufacturing sector in the U.S. decreased by an annual rate of 1.0% in 2014.   Includes historical trends in manufacturing and historical data on inputs and productivity. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


E-Stats 2014: Detailed Tables

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

14 tables which cover manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and services e-commerce activity.  From the Census Bureau


E-Stats 2014: Measuring the Electronic Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides estimates of e-commerce activity in key sectors of the U.S. economy for 2014, as well as revisions to 2013 estimates, and places these estimates in historical perspective.  From the Census Bureau


Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors

Required report (788 pages) to Congress and the President which provides an overview of the TPP agreement, findings as to the likely economy-wide effects, and specific sectoral effects.  These include food and agricultural products, manufactured goods, energy, and services.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission


Gross Domestic Product by Industry: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

Finds that information, construction, and professional-scientific-technical services were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2015.  For the year 2015, real GDP increased 2.4% with 17 of 22 industry groups contributing to the increase.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis



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