United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index  1993-2017 | Data | Chart

The Manufacturing Activity Index in the US fifth district including the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and most of West Virginia went up to 8 in December 2016 from 4 in the previous month, beating market expectations of 5. It was the highest reading since July this year, as the volume of new orders picked up (12 from 7 in November), shipments increased (12 from 1) and wages grew further (19 from 16); while employment fell (-1 from 5). Also, manufacturers were optimistic about business conditions over the next six months. Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 1.55 Index Points from 1993 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 26 Index Points in April of 2010 and a record low of -43 Index Points in February of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-10-25 02:00 PM Oct -4 -8 -5 -6
2016-11-22 03:00 PM Nov 4 -4 1 -5
2016-12-27 03:00 PM Dec 8 4 5 5
2017-01-24 03:00 PM Jan 8 4.60
2017-02-28 03:00 PM Feb 5.59
2017-03-28 02:00 PM Mar 5.93




United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 54.70 53.20 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.30 54.10 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 57.20 57.20 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 53.90 54.60 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.10 54.90 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -0.60 -0.80 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.40 0.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.10 -0.10 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 75.00 75.40 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -4.60 4.80 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -6.60 5.10 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 0.90 6.40 -11.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 0.80 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
Factory Orders -2.40 2.80 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
New Orders 458329.00 469419.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories 0.70 -0.10 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 7.10 -9.50 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 1.00 -0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 24457.00 25227.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1575.40 1477.10 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 105.80 98.40 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 21.50 7.60 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 8.00 4.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 63.80 52.50 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 6.50 7.60 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 15.50 10.20 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.27 -0.05 2.71 -5.05 [+]
Chicago Pmi 54.60 57.60 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 18.43 17.87 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.80 3.75 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 498.93 567.34 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 4.10 -7.05 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -151.00 -49.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 5023.00 8307.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Leading Economic Index 179.83 179.32 179.83 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6226.00 6382.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -4.60 -6.90 13.70 -12.60 percent [+]
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 16.00 17.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.70 5.61 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]



United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index Notes

The Richmond Manufacturing Index measures the conditions of the manufacturing sector for the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and most of West Virginia. The index is derived from a survey of 190 manufacturing plants and based on three individual index with the following weights: Shipments (33 percent), New Orders (40 percent) and Employment (27 percent). The index can range between +100 and -100; a reading above zero indicates expansion, while below zero suggests a contraction. This page provides - United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.00 4.00 26.00 -43.00 1993 - 2016 Index Points Monthly
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