Manufacturing News

U.S. manufacturers' profits down in fourth quarter of 2018

By the Houston Chronicle

Mar 20, 2019

Get Plant Services delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday! Sign up for  Plant Services' complimentary Smart Minute (Monday-Thursday) and Smart Digest  (Friday) e-newsletters to get maintenance and reliability know-how you can put  to use today, plus the latest manufacturing news from around the Web, white  papers, and more. Learn more and subscribe for free today.

Profits at manufacturing companies were down in the fourth quarter, the U.S. Census reported Monday.

Based on a survey of large corporations, U.S. manufacturers' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits in the last quarter of the year totaled $154.5 billion, down $1.7 billion from third-quarter earnings of $156.2 billion.

However, manufacturers' profits were up $41.4 billion compared to the same quarter of 2017.

Read the full story, "U.S. manufacturers' profits down in fourth quarter of 2018," at

See also: "3 steps for preparing your warehouse for an economic cooldown" and "Tariffs, tech, and your supply chain" at