Workload Climbs to a High Plateau

September 28, 2010

A smaller percentage of materials-producing firms forecast increasing work volume in 2005 than in 2004. After two years of remarkable growth in the percentages that actually worked more, it's likely that those who forecast sustained volume will be riding high. Giant miners are looking at 2005 the same way. It won't be a bad year — nearly 50 percent of Giants in both vocations are expecting volume to increase — but the growth trend is moderating.

Growth Leveling Off