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 12 in January 2017 from 8 in the previous month, beating market expectations of 7. It was the highest reading since March last year, mainly due to continued growth in new shipments and the volume of new orders. Also, employment picked up while average manufacturing wages grew at a slower pace. Manufacturers were optimistic about their business prospects for the next six months. Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 1.59 Index Points from 1993 until 2017, 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)
2016-11-22 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 12 8 7 10
2017-02-28 03:00 PM Feb 12 13
2017-03-28 02:00 PM Mar 12
2017-04-25 02:00 PM Apr 13




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 -0.05 0.18 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 0.56 9.53 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -89.00 -114.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -2628.00 2846.00 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 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.00 8.00 26.00 -43.00 1993 - 2017 Index Points Monthly
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