Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on U.S. Economy

Latest Update: 4-2-20 Table of Contents (releases are listed with the most recent first) 6 million unemployment claims this week “the tip of this iceberg of loss;” 104M workers actually losing income 5 points on tax revenue impact Over 100 Million US Workers Will Likely Lose Income in April Early Warning: U.S. Auto Industry Analysis… Continue reading

AndCan®Index, March 2020 Release: 2019 Demand Closes Up

AEG’s AndCan®Index March 2020 Release: December 2019 demand closes the year up from November 2019 closed with a 1.4% increase in monthly demand for legal U.S. cannabis products. Year-over-year demand growth continues at 15.9%. December’s demand continued the solid upward trend for most of 2019. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST LANSING, MI—March 5, 2020—According to Anderson Economic Group’s monthly AndCan®Index,… Continue reading

COVID-19 Outbreak: Updated US Auto Industry Analysis 2/20/2020

Key findings of this update The auto industry experts at Anderson Economic Group estimate that the crisis will cause production in China to drop by at least 2 million units in 2020—roughly equivalent to the seven times the production loss during the 2019 UAW-GM strike in the US. The list of strongly affected automakers has… Continue reading

AndCan®Index, February 2020: Demand continues to grow in November

AEG’s AndCan®Index, February 2020 Release: Market growth continues, with November demand up nearly a full percentage point Monthly demand for legal cannabis products in the U.S. increased by 0.9% in November 2019. Year-over-year demand is strong, showing a 16.4% growth rate. Growth in October preceded the steady climb November. New publication provides insight into AndCan®Index development and… Continue reading

AndCan®Index January 2020 Release: Demand for legal U.S. cannabis products on the rise

AEG’s AndCan®Index, January 2020 Release: Market growth returns in October 2019 Monthly demand for legal cannabis products in the U.S. increased by 0.9% in October 2019 Year-over-year growth rate strengthens further to 16.9% Flat readings in August and September have given way to continued growth, as predicted by AEG analysts New publication provides insight into… Continue reading

AndCan®Index December 2019 Release: September demand flat for legal U.S. cannabis products

AEG’s AndCan®Index December 2019 Release: September demand flat for legal U.S. cannabis products Monthly demand for legal cannabis products in the U.S. remained flat in September. Year-over-year demand still strong, showing a 16.3% growth rate. After a strong showing in July, September is the second month of flat readings. Caution advised when evaluating rosy estimates… Continue reading

AndCan®Index: A Pause in August Demand for Legal Cannabis Products

AEG’s AndCan®Index November 2019 Release: After strong July numbers, August takes a break; year-over-year figures still up considerably August’s monthly demand for legal cannabis products was flat. U.S. product demand year-over-year is 18.8% higher. Increase in demand paused after strong reading in July. EAST LANSING, MI—November 5, 2019—AEG’s monthly AndCan®Index indicated a flat level of… Continue reading

September’s AndCan Index:™ AEG Sees Further Growth in Legal Cannabis Demand

June’s monthly demand for legal cannabis products was up 1.7%. U.S. product demand year-over-year is 20.0% higher. Demand was a little softened after a strong showing in May. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST LANSING, MI—September 3, 2019—AEG’s monthly AndCan IndexTM confirms a further increase in demand for legal cannabis products in the United States, ticking up… Continue reading

Reforming MPSERS: The impact of issuing pension obligation bonds and extending debt payments

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and leaders of the GOP-led Michigan House and Senate have recently considered proposals to postpone making required principal and interest payments on the unfunded accrued actuarial liability (UAAL) of the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System (MPSERS). For all variations of this idea, the immediate results of such actions would be the… Continue reading

AndCan Index™ August 2019 Release: U.S. demand for legal cannabis products accelerates in May

Monthly demand for legal cannabis products in the U.S. increased 2.6% in May. Year-over-year, cannabis product demand for May is up 20.6%. After April’s slightly softer growth, demand has re-accelerated. EAST LANSING, MI—August 2, 2019—The most recent monthly AndCan IndexTM indicates that demand for legal cannabis products in the United States rose by 2.6% in… Continue reading