The Conference Board uses cookies to improve our website, enhance your experience, and deliver relevant messages and offers about our products. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this site is provided in our cookie policy. For more information on how The Conference Board collects and uses personal data, please visit our privacy policy. By continuing to use this Site or by clicking "OK", you consent to the use of cookies. 
Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Topics
The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

We view the current slowdown in economic activity as a temporary pause.  The inclement winter weather is depressing economic activity, thus we expect a rebound when warmer temperatures arrive in the spring. Further, the slowing in inventory accumulation, following the strong surge in the second half of 2013, is also retraining headline GDP growth. Underlying economic fundamentals still remain healthy and point to stronger growth in the second half of the year.  The largest downside risk is that the buildup in inventories will not be matched by a rise in aggregate demand. 

Economics Watch Reports (8 pgs)
Members: Sign in to see if this product is complimentary with your membership.
Non-members: Not available
(Email us to learn more about membership