Steven Wood Quotes


56 Steven Wood quotes:



"Most measures of the labor market indicate that the degree of slack is slowly disappearing."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Labor Quotes
"Although inventory rebalancing is well underway, weak sales and elevated inventory-to-sales ratios will keep downward pressure on industrial production and manufacturing employment, ... This situation is unlikely to improve until spending accelerates."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"Wholesalers had been struggling with bulging inventories through the winter and spring, ... However, plunging sales had largely thwarted their efforts. July's improvement is a welcome respite in this struggle."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"Although inventory rebalancing is well underway, weak sales and elevated inventory-to-sales ratios will keep downward pressure on industrial production and manufacturing employment. This situation is unlikely to improve until spending accelerates."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"Wholesalers had been struggling with bulging inventories through the winter and spring. However, plunging sales had largely thwarted their efforts. July's improvement is a welcome respite in this struggle."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"Any slowing in sales will reveal moderate overbuilding."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"Unless there is a quick rebound in sales, this suggests further weakness in production and declines in inventories over the months ahead."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"There are a few tentative hints -- higher new orders, a drop in the inventory-to-sales ratio -- that the period of maximum weakness has likely passed. Although further declines in output are anticipated, the rate of decline should gradually diminish."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"These data indicate that wholesale deliveries to retailers are falling quickly, responding to the slowing pace of retail sales. However, deliveries from manufacturers and imports have not slowed as sharply. Unless retail sales revive, wholesalers will continue to cut their orders from manufacturers and imports, maintaining the downward pressure on the factory sector."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"Some of the December strength and January weakness appears to be related to Y2K precautions; the (Federal Open Market Committee) will need a lot more evidence of a slowdown in consumer spending than this to convince them that further tightening is not warranted,"
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Strength Quotes
"Some of the December strength and January weakness appears to be related to Y2K precautions; the (Federal Open Market Committee) will need a lot more evidence of a slowdown in consumer spending than this to convince them that further tightening is not warranted."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Strength Quotes
"The January gain in construction spending was surprisingly weak given the recent strength in housing starts and unseasonably warm weather."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Strength Quotes
"The trade figures are distorted by the effects of foreign re-insurance on the World Trade Center. Nevertheless, international trade is contracting."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Trade Quotes
"The demand for new housing surged, likely because rising mortgage rates motivated some potential homebuyers to accelerate their buying decisions,"
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Potential Quotes
"The demand for new housing surged, likely because rising mortgage rates motivated some potential homebuyers to accelerate their buying decisions."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Potential Quotes
"Consumer optimism climbed higher in December after soaring in November. This followed huge back-to-back declines in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the associated surge in energy prices."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Optimism Quotes



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