As a result of advances in the consumer electronics sector, which have seen the emergence of 3D and UHD TVs and hybrid laptops, the demand for NAND flash and DRAM memory devices will also increase steadily during the forecast period, thus leading to an increase in capital spending
on memory devices.
Whether these increased capital spending
expectations are going to be realized remains in doubt in today's fragile economy -- even today's increased optimism among small-business owners leaves their economic perceptions far behind pre-2008 levels.
The firm has adjusted down its capital spending
for this year from NT$100 billion (US$3.
In the non-manufacturing sector, electric power companies, telecom firms and home appliance retailers plan to actively increase capital spending
by type of manufacturer: Metal stamping companies plan to spend an average of $177,200 on capital equipment in 2003, while metal fabricating companies reported an average of $707,400.
The survey got responses from more than 20,000 companies, which were questioned in November about their capital spending
for last year and their plans for this year.
At the state level, I urge Governor Cuomo not to use capital spending
programs to help balance the state's operating budget.
The utility is also reviewing capital spending
Concern about control of hazardous wastes appears to be stimulating capital spending
for solid waste disposal.
Major Japanese manufacturing and non-manufacturing companies plan to expand their capital spending
in fiscal 2005 by an average of 11.
Approximately US$ 15 million of capital spending
will be incurred by the end of 2004 to upgrade cigarette paper manufacturing capabilities in Schweitzer-Mauduit's operations primarily in Brazil.
On the other, by slowing consumer demand it will make businesses more cautious--reluctant to hire, more inclined to fire, and slow to engage in new capital spending