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Commodity Coverage – Labor

Drive strategic decisions with a full understanding of wage and productivity differentials.

Do your strategic manufacturing or sourcing plans factor in labor market conditions such as wage rates, labor supply and productivity?

Rely on IHS Pricing & Purchasing for accurate wage forecasts across more than 50 countries. For over 40 years, our team has assisted the purchasing community with critical data, expert insight and proven forecasting models on the world’s labor markets and the key factors that drive them. Leverage long-term forecasts for manufacturing wages, construction and mining wages, industry-specific wage rates, skilled versus unskilled occupations, productivity, exchange rates and more.

Strategic planners, procurement officers and cost estimators leverage this service to:

  • Access more accurate compensation estimates than broad inflation rates or historical trends
  • Determine future labor market conditions by country
  • Benchmark labor costs by industry and occupation
  • Make strategic sourcing decisions
  • Control costs and maintain an adequate labor supply over the life of a project or operations
  • Anticipate wage trends and their key drivers


IHS Senior Economist Emily Crowley discusses labor challenges in the oil and gas sector

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What's Included

Industry Analysis

Understand costs and empower negotiations with:

  • Weekly Pricing Pulse – An overview of historic price movements for 12 key industrial materials indexes
  • Examination of global wage trends with particular focus on US, Canada, Europe and Asia
  • Explanation of benefits, productivity and impact on overall compensation
  • Detailed compensation tables: 10-year forecasts for manufacturing and construction wages
IHS Connect™

Discover the power of CONNECT:

  • Customize the landing page to display relevant market reports, saved items, and the most recent industry analysis
  • Easily navigate market reports, industry analysis, and publications to find the insights you need quickly
  • Leverage Cost Analyzer to search, select, and manipulate data across forecast and historical price series, production cost models, and alloy cost models
  • Review the latest prices in our Material Price Table
  • Access in one click your saved workbooks, dashboards, and charts
  • Enhance analysis through improved search, dynamic charting, easily accessible data
Forecast Horizon & Updates

Horizon: quarterly and annual 10-year outlook for labor costs, including total labor rates, manufacturing wages, construction wages, skilled vs. unskilled occupations and more
Updates: quarterly or semi-annually

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