Content about Future Expectations

June 6, 2012

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association’s AHMA Home Improvement Industry Confidence Index’s Current Situation Index improved in May to 312.5 from 308.3 in April (October 2008 = 100), while the Future Expectations Index fell to 229.3 from 239.7.

In comparing current sales levels with year-ago levels, 75% of respondents said sales were higher in May versus year-ago levels, up from 74% in April. For May, 12% reported sales were even, and 12% said sales were below year-ago levels.

May 9, 2012

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association’s AHMA Home Improvement Industry Confidence Index’s Current Situation Index declined in April to 308.3 from a high of 350.0 in March (April 2008 = 100), while the Future Expectations Index also fell to 239.7 from 298.3.

In comparing current sales levels with year-ago levels, 74% of respondents said sales were higher in April versus year-ago levels, down from 84% in March. For April, 4% reported sales were even, and 22% said sales were below year-ago levels.

April 10, 2012

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association’s (AHMA’s) Home Improvement Industry Confidence Index’s Current Situation Index improved in March to an all-time high of 350 from 270.8 in February (March 2008 = 100), while the Future Expectations Index also increased to 298.3 from 229.3.

In comparing current sales levels to year-ago levels, 84% of respondents said sales were higher in March versus year-ago levels, up from 65% in February.  For March, 11% reported sales were even, and five% said sales were below year-ago levels.

January 5, 2012

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association’s AHMA Home Improvement Industry Confidence Index’s Current Situation Index declined in December to 229.2 from 266.7 in November (December 2008 = 100), while the Future Expectations Index also fell to 241.1 from 262.1.

December 7, 2011

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association’s AHMA Home Improvement Industry Confidence Index’s Current Situation Index improved in November to 266.7 from 262.5 in October (November 2008 = 100), while the Future Expectations Index also improved to 262.1 from 236.2.

October 5, 2011

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association’s AHMA Home Improvement Industry Confidence Index’s Current Situation Index improved in September to 237.5 from 229.2 in August (October 2008 = 100), while the Future Expectations Index declined slightly to 187.9 from 193.1. 

September 11, 2011

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association’s AHMA Home Improvement Industry Confidence Index’s Current Situation Index improved in August to 229.2 from 225 in July (October 2008 = 100), while the Future Expectations Index was unchanged at 193.1.

In comparing current sales levels with year-ago levels, 55% of respondents said sales were higher in August versus year-ago levels, up from 54% in July.  For August, 10% reported sales were even, and 34% said sales were below year-ago levels.

June 3, 2011

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association’s AHMA Home Improvement Industry Confidence Index’s Current Situation Index improved in May to 175 from 166.7 in April (October 2008 = 100), while the Future Expectations Index declined to 179.3 from 231 a month earlier.

April 6, 2011

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association’s AHMA Home Improvement Industry Confidence Index’s Current Situation Index declined in March to 200 from 229.2 in February (October 2008 = 100), while the Future Expectations Index also declined to 206.9 from 246.6 a month earlier.

March 4, 2011

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association’s AHMA Home Improvement Industry Confidence Index’s Current Situation Index declined in February to 229.2 from 270.8 in January (October 2008 = 100), while the Future Expectations Index also declined slightly to 246.6 from 250 a month earlier. 

February 2, 2011

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association’s AHMA Home Improvement Industry Confidence Index’s Current Situation Index declined slightly in January to 270.8 from an all-time high of 291.7 in December (October 2008 = 100), while the Future Expectations Index improved to 250 from 224.1 a month earlier.

“The new year began on a positive note with 65% of our member respondents reporting sales above year-ago levels," said AHMA CEO Timothy Farrell.

January 5, 2011

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association's AHMA Home Improvement Industry Confidence Index’s Current Situation Index improved in December to 291.7 from 208.3 in November (October 2008 = 100), while the Future Expectations Index declined slightly to 224.1 from 256.9 a month earlier.

December 7, 2010

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association’s AHMA Home Improvement Industry Confidence Index’s Current Situation Index declined...

November 2, 2010

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association’s AHMA Home Improvement Industry Confidence Index’s Current Situation Index declined...

October 5, 2010

Most members of the American Hardware Manufacturers Association say September sales improved over last year,...

September 8, 2010

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association’s AHMA Home Improvement Industry Confidence Index’s Current Situation Index declined...

December 3, 2008

Looking forward six months, a newly launched industry confidence index finds 16 percent of respondents...