No surprise to see sales down after the mining bust

Caterpillar releases its latest results tomorrow in the pre-market. The company is often seen as a proxy for mining investment and emerging markets.

Today they released their latest sales numbers, which is a rolling 3-month average:

  • Globally down 11%
  • NA down 4%
  • Latam down 35%
  • EAME down 7%
  • APAC down 17%

Latin America, led by Brazil, is imploding. It's one of the most under-reported economic themes at the moment.