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 17 in February 2017 from 12 in the previous month, beating market expectations of 10. It was the highest reading since March last year, as improvement was seen in: shipments (+3 points to 16), volume of new orders (+9 points to 24), backlog of orders (+4 points to 8) and employment (+2 points to 10). Looking to the six months ahead, manufacturers anticipated robust business conditions, with strong growth in shipments and new orders, along with higher capacity utilization. Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 1.65 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)
2016-12-27 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 17 12 10 13
2017-03-28 02:00 PM Mar 17 12
2017-04-25 02:00 PM Apr 13
2017-05-23 02:00 PM May 10




United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 57.70 56.00 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 52.90 53.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 57.60 56.50 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.40 54.20 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.20 54.10 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 1.70 2.30 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 2.10 2.10 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 0.20 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 -0.30 0.80 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 441.40 553.65 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 6362.00 6874.00 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 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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17.00 12.00 26.00 -43.00 1993 - 2017 Index Points Monthly
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