United States

In-depth country-focused analysis on the United States' economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of the United States' operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect the United States, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact the United States' industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in the United States before your competitors.

United States Country Risk

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Core Views The US economy will accelerate slightly this year, with real GDP growth increasing to 2.1% from 1.9% in 2013. Stronger contributions from personal consumption expenditure growth will be...

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United States Industry Coverage (22)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: The US agriculture sector is unlikely to repeat the performance of 2013, a record year for production and incomes , in 2014 . Grain production overall is expected to be lower due to a...

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Autos

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We retain our outlook that, despite a slow start in Q114, macroeconomic conditions are largely favourable, and we expect further growth in light vehicle sales, albeit slightly slower at 3.6%, to be...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI   View :   The US consumer electronics market is a mature one , with high penetration rates in most device categories, but opportunities definitely remain. Growth areas...

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Defence & Security

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As of late-August 2014 much speculation is focusing on whether the United States defence budget will be re-orientated to take account of the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)....

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Food & Drink

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Despite a fairly weak start to the year across a range of macroeconomic indicators, we have revised down our forecast for US real GDP growth to 2.4% in 2014 from 1.9% in 2013. We expect a further...

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Freight Transport

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BMI maintains its positive outlook for the US freight transport sector. Despite a fairly weak start to the year across a range of macroeconomic indicators, we maintain our forecast for US real GDP...

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Information Technology

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BMI View:   The outlook for   US IT spending is strong relative to the majority of developed markets over the medium term , as a result of stronger economic performance and a greater appetite...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: In line with our long- held view that the residential construction sector would drive the recovery in the US construction industry, we believe 2014 will see another positive year for...

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Insurance

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BMI View:   As of mid-2014, the latest results from the leading players in the life and the non-life segments of the United States' massive insurance sector confirm that gross written premiums...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View : The US medical market is forecast to see steady growth over the next five years, despite the impact of the newly introduced Medical Device Excise Tax and uncertainties...

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Metals

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BMI View:   The US metals sector will see modest   growth over the next several years . Positive tailwinds from   accelerating economic expansion   will drive metal production and...

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Mining

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BMI View:   The   US mining industry will see steady, if modest , expansion to 2018.   The bulk of mineral output and mining investment in the Americas region will occur in developing...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: Robust unconventional and offshore production is set to buoy US crude oil growth substantially . The robust production story has also fed through to the US' downstream sector. Indeed...

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Petrochemicals

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BMI View:   The US petrochemicals industry continues to expand on the back of growth in ethane availability as a result of shale gas exploitation. However, BMI 's latest US Petrochemicals...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: The US pharmaceutical market presents strong commercial opportunities across the industry. Total US pharmaceutical sales reached USD347.2bn in 2013 - more than three times the size...

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Power

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BMI View: Long-awaited Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that aim to cut carbon emissions from existing coal-fired power plants will accelerate the switch from gas to coal in the...

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Real Estate

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BMI maintains a bullish view on the US's Commercial Real Estate sector. There are several factors underpinning BMI's positive outlook for the upcoming quarters. Firstly, providing key support for...

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Renewables

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BMI View: The prospects for renewable energy in the US have strengthened late ly , as the Obama administration shows continued c ommitment to climate change and green energy policies. Further,...

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Shipping

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BMI maintains its cautiously optimistic view on the US shipping sector. After estimated contractions in TEU throughput at both the port of Los Angeles and the Port of New York/New Jersey in 2013, we...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View :   The net neutrality debate is playing out in the US market with Comcast and Netflix reaching the first agreement regarding content traffic on a broadband operator's network....

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Tourism

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BMI View : Our US tourism report examines the long-term potential offered by the tourism industry but highlights that weakness in European economies may put downward pressure on arrivals in...

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