The 2013 Global Manufacturing Outlook report is based on a survey of 335 senior executives, conducted in November 2012. Executives represented 5 industries: Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Conglomerates, Engineering and Industrial Products, and Metals. Forty-six percent were C-level, including board members. Respondents came from companies of many different sizes: nearly 30 percent represent companies with more than US$5 billion in annual revenue. Respondents are distributed globally, with nearly a third each from the Americas; Asia-Pacific; and Europe, the Middle East & Africa.