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PMPA Business Trends March 2018


With 91 companies responding, the PMPA Business Trends Index for March 2018 increased 14 points or 10.8% over February to 143, the highest value for the Business trends Index EVER! At 143, the index is up 11.2 points or 8.5% above the five-year average for the March sales index of 131.8. Two out of three months this year have set sales recordsJanuary and March. Our hours of first shift scheduled actually decreased from last month’s 44.2 to 43.9, a decline of 0.3 hour. The 5 year average for March is 132, at 143 March 2018 is up 8.3% over 5 year average for March.