InterOcean Quarterly Manufacturing Update – Q1 2018

- Market Information & Reports

InterOcean’s first quarter 2018 Manufacturing Update highlights the impact on public company manufacturers from the provisions of the federal tax cut legislation and the Administration’s announcement of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.  These legislative and administrative initiatives led to greater uncertainty in the markets and caused the manufacturing sector to underperform the S&P 500 for the first time in two years.  We anticipate that the Administration’s early retraction of the tariffs on imports from select countries will have a positive impact in Q2 2018 on companies that source and use metal to manufacture products.

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