United States Nfib Business Optimism Index  1975-2017 | Data | Chart

The NFIB Business Optimism Index in the United States increased to 105.9 in January of 2017 from 105.8 in the previous month and above market expectations of 105.1. It is the highest figure since December of 2004. Five of the ten index components increased and five decreased, but many held near their record high. Job openings (+2) and job creation plans (+2) both posted small gains, confirmed by a huge increase in the net number of jobs added by the average firm. In contrast, business owners expect slightly lower sales (-2) and plans to make capital outlays (-2) and increase inventories (-2) decreased. NFIB Business Optimism Index in the United States averaged 97.83 Index Points from 1975 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 107.70 Index Points in July of 1983 and a record low of 80.10 Index Points in April of 1980.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-13 11:00 AM Nov 98.4 94.9 96.7 96
2017-01-10 11:00 AM Dec 105.8 98.4 99.6 98.6
2017-02-14 11:00 AM Jan 105.9 105.8 105.1 106
2017-03-08 11:00 AM Feb 105.9 106.3
2017-04-12 10:00 AM Mar 106.5
2017-05-10 10:00 AM Apr 106.6




United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 56.00 54.50 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.90 55.60 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.50 56.60 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.30 55.00 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.30 55.80 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.00 0.70 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.30 0.60 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.30 0.50 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 75.30 75.60 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -0.40 -4.80 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 1.70 -6.80 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 1.00 6.40 -11.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 2.10 0.60 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
New Orders 464868.00 458329.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.30 -2.30 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 0.80 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 48.70 7.10 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 1.00 1.00 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 24114.00 24457.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1575.40 1477.10 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 105.90 105.80 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 18.70 6.50 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 43.30 23.60 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 12.00 8.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 57.70 57.70 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.14 -0.33 2.71 -5.05 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 22.10 17.70 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 50.30 53.90 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.61 18.43 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.25 3.73 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 487.95 498.93 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 9.53 13.83 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -114.00 -152.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 2846.00 -869.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 180.69 179.83 180.69 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6619.00 6226.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 0.40 -4.00 13.70 -12.60 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.70 5.61 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Corruption Index 76.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]



United States Nfib Business Optimism Index Notes

NFIB Small Business Optimism Index is a composite of ten seasonally adjusted components calculated based on the answers of around 620 NFIB members. This questions include: plans to increase employment, plans to make capital outlays, plans to increase inventories, expect economy to improve, expect real sales higher, current inventory, current job openings, expected credit conditions, now a good time to expand, and earnings trend. This page provides - United States Nfib Business Optimism Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Nfib Business Optimism Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
105.90 105.80 107.70 80.10 1975 - 2017 Index Points Monthly
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United States 105.90 Jan/17