IHS News Releases - Economics


  • 10/25/16 8:00 am EDT

    With $278 in total BOM costs, the Google Pixel XL handset sells for an unsubsidized price of $769, a ratio comparable to those for the Apple iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The cost to manufacture the Google Pixel phone closely matches that of its intended rivals—a logical and expected move, especially since Google’s new offering figures to target the same class of high-end users that normally flock to flagship smartphone models from Apple and Samsung. All told, the bill of materials (BOM) cost for the new Google Pixel XL 5.5-inch phone with 32 gigabytes (GB) of NAND flash memory comes to $278,more...
  • 10/20/16 2:53 am EDT

    Greater frequency of military exercises on Russia’s frontier

    LONDON (20 October 2016) – Since the Ukraine crisis began, orders for new defence equipment in the Baltics has doubled and will double again in the next two years, according to analysis released today by IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia increased spending on new defence equipment from $210 million in 2014 to $390 million in 2016. Together by 2018, those three countries are expected to spend around $670more...
  • 10/19/16 11:32 am EDT
    SOUTHFIELD, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Markit (NASDAQ: INFO) automotive experts will again share insights and industry trends on the global automotive aftermarket and commercial vehicle market during the annual Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), October 31-November 3, 2016 in Las Vegas. Several leaders from the OEM, aftermarket and commercial vehicle teams at IHS Markit will take part in the convention program this year and will be available for interviewsmore...
  • 10/18/16 3:36 pm EDT

    September production levels fell 1.2 percent, signaling retreat from peak 2016 monthly averages

    HOUSTON (October 18, 2016) – U.S. natural gas production levels in the lower 48 states declined by nearly 1.2 percent in September 2016 compared to August 2016 levels, according to analysis from IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. September’s decline drops year-to-date production levels 1 percent compared to the same period in 2015.  Overall, lower 48 U.S. dry gas production averaged 71.8 Bcf/d (billion cubic feet of gas/day), IHSmore...
  • 10/18/16 12:06 pm EDT
    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Knowles, Goertek and AAC ranked as the top three global suppliers of packaged MEMS microphones for 2015, according to the latest analysis from IHS Markit (NASDAQ: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) technology is utilized to produce microphones used in laptops, hearing aids, wearables and smartphones among many other products. Last year, MEMS microphonesmore...
  • 10/17/16 5:45 am EDT
    Annual expenditure on programming by group ($bn)

    TV programme producers adapt to the era of internet TV

    LONDON (17 October 2016) – Online platforms Netflix and Amazon have ramped up their investment in programming, spending $7.5 billion last year—more than CBS, HBO, Turner and most countries, including South Korea and Australia.Between 2013 and 2015, Netflix and Amazon more than doubled their annual expenditure on programming. In 2013, Amazon spent $1.22 billion; that jumped to $2.67 billion in 2015. In the same timeframe, Netflix spending rose from $2.38 billion to $4.91 billion.The findingsmore...
  • 10/13/16 8:00 am EDT
    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As technology improves and as prices fall, professional service robots are increasingly doing jobs formerly handled by human workers. Revenue from professional service robots reached $2.6 billion, with around 20,000 units shipped in 2015, according to a new report from IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. The emerging market for professional service robots is forecast tomore...
  • 10/13/16 5:00 am EDT

    Reduced reflationary capacity of central banks means growth could remain below potential for several years

    LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global economic growth may remain stuck in low gear for several more years, though a worldwide recession is unlikely, according to the third quarter IHS Global Risk Service report from IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO). Global economic risk, as measured by the IHS Global Risk Service short-term risk index, has been rising since late 2014 and now sits at elevated levels compared to its pre-Great Recession readings. This is indicative ofmore...
  • 10/12/16 10:41 pm EDT

    Container shipping lines are incurring hundreds of millions of dollars in fuel costs by not putting enough focus on berth productivity

    NEWARK, New Jersey (13 October 2016) – Productivity levels at the world’s top 30 container ports have demonstrated little sign of improvement over the past two years, and ports in several world regions are showing worrying levels of decline, according to the latest port productivity analysis by IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. Relative port productivity among the top 30 ports decreased by 7.5 percent between the first half of 2014more...
  • 10/12/16 3:58 pm EDT
    LONDON (12 October 2016) –Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) --part of business information provider IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) and an internationally referenced price reporting agency serving the oil, natural gas and biofuels industries -- has completed its fourth annual independent audit. This audit was carried out on its oil price reporting business that includes its benchmarked U.S. Natural Gas Liquids, U.S. West Coast Refined Spots, U.S. Midwest Refined Spots, Europe LPG and U.S.more...

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