The Xometry Small Manufacturing Index
Taking the pulse of manufacturers from across the country
What is the Small Manufacturing Index?
Xometry’s Small Manufacturing Index, which takes the pulse of small- to mid-sized manufacturing shops every quarter, surveys manufacturers both inside and outside our partner network on whether they expect to see growth in business and hiring compared to previous quarters and years. These small- to mid-sized manufacturers represent more than 190,000 companies in an over $50 billion market.
Q3 2018 SMI Report
Xometry partners are predicting an increase in growth and hiring in Q3 2018 with 49% of Xometry’s manufacturing partners planning to hire more this quarter versus 37% last quarter. Read the report →
Q2 2018 SMI Report
The latest Q2 2018 SMI results showed that the majority of small manufacturers in the U.S. are more optimistic about the market in the near future than they were the same time last year. Read the report →
Q3 2017 SMI Report
Optimism rising among small manufacturers. Report finds an increase in shops anticipating growth. Read the report →
Q2 2017 SMI Report
Optimism down among small manufacturers. Report finds fewer shops anticipating growth. Read the report →
Q1 2017 SMI Report
Majority of small manufacturers anticipating growth in wake of new administration. Read the report →
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