Interact Analysis said in June that good performances by the US, South Korea and China are offset by Europe and Japan, expected to make swift recoveries, and India and Brazil, where slow recoveries are expected. The semiconductor sector is holding back some manufacturing, and some inflation is expected.
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Global manufacturing economic forecasts in the wake of COVID-19 have improved thanks to stronger than expected recoveries from the U.S. and China, but there is a long road to recovery, particularly for some key industries.