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

The NFIB Business Optimism Index in the US decreased to 105.3 in February of 2017 from 105.9 in January but remained at one of its highest levels in 43 years as small businesses await a new healthcare law, tax reform, and regulatory relief from Washington.The slight drop follows the strongest reading since December 20014 in January. 6 of the 10 index components fell, 3 increased and 1 was steady. Still, nearly half of respondents expect better business conditions in the coming months. The confidence deteriorated in: plans to increase employment (-3 percentage points to net 15% ); expectations for higher sales (-3); good time to expand (-3); earnings trends (-1); plans to make capital outlays (-1) and economic improvement (-1). Expected credit conditions were flat. In contrast, improvement was observed in current inventories (+3), plans to increase inventories (+1) and current job openings (+1, highest level since December 2000). NFIB Business Optimism Index in the United States averaged 97.85 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)
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
2017-03-14 10:00 AM Feb 105.3 105.9 106.1 106.3
2017-04-12 10:00 AM Mar 105.3 105.1
2017-05-10 10:00 AM Apr 106.6
2017-06-14 10:00 AM May 106.7




United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 57.70 56.00 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.80 55.60 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 57.60 56.50 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.20 55.00 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.10 55.80 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.30 0.20 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.00 -0.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.20 0.60 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 75.40 75.50 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 1.80 -0.80 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 1.50 1.65 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.20 0.90 6.40 -11.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 2.40 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
New Orders 470202.00 464868.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.20 1.30 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.40 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 46.20 7.10 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.20 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 105.30 105.90 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 16.40 18.70 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 32.80 43.30 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 17.00 12.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 51.30 57.70 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.34 -0.02 2.72 -5.09 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 24.50 22.10 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 57.40 50.30 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.58 17.61 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.42 3.25 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 553.65 487.95 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 4.95 -0.24 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -150.00 -53.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -2811.00 -3055.00 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 6874.00 6619.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 1.80 -0.40 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 74.00 76.00 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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
105.30 105.90 107.70 80.10 1975 - 2017 Index Points Monthly
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United States 105.30 Feb/17