Trends in North America are mixed, with 32 end-markets observing a deterioration in trends compared to February and 13 seeing an improvement.
- The end-markets with more positive trends include consumer staples such as beverages, meat products, and food retail (i.e., groceries).
- Among those with more negative trends are discretionary segments such as repair and remodeling, furniture, personal care, and food consumption (i.e., dining out).
Asian end-markets are also seeing mixed trends relative to February, with negative trends in 23 end-markets and positive trends in 22.
- The end-markets observing more positive trends include electrical equipment and power generating equipment.
Z-Score: Q1 change in y/y growth vs. Q4