Biz Tracker: Third quarter 2019

American Family Field
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The Milwaukee area manufacturing index for September was 45.41. For four of the past five months the index has been below 50, which indicates the sector is contracting.

Passenger traffic at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport from January through August totaled 4.67 million down 4% from the same period in 2018.

More than 2.9 million fans attended Milwaukee Brewers games in 2019, the eigth-best attendance in Major League Baseball.

Home sales in the four-county metro Milwaukee area fell 1.6% during the third quarter, with a total of 16,162 homes sold, compared to the third quarter of 2018.

Exports from Wisconsin declined 6.5% in August, bringing the total year-to-date decline in international shipments to 5.2%. Wisconsin’s decline in exports is the 15th largest in the country.

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