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 decreased to 20 in April of 2017 from 22 in the previous month, but beat market expectations of 16. Despite the slight drop, the index remained at or above 20 for two consecutive months for the first time since 1994. The index for shipments rose (25 from 17) and the index for new orders remained very strong at 26. The index for number of employment fell to 5 from 20 while majority of firms continued to report longer workweeks and increased wages. Looking six months ahead, manufacturing executives remained generally optimistic, although many of the indexes fell slightly compared to March. The only two indexes that increased were expected capacity utilization and expected capital expenditures. Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 1.72 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)
2017-02-28 03:00 PM Feb 17 12 10 13
2017-03-28 02:00 PM Mar 22 17 16 12
2017-04-25 02:00 PM Apr 20 22 16 13
2017-05-23 02:00 PM May 10
2017-06-27 02:00 PM Jun 10
2017-07-25 02:00 PM Jul 9




United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 57.20 57.70 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 52.50 52.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.20 57.60 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.80 53.30 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.70 53.00 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.50 0.30 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.50 0.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.80 1.00 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.10 75.70 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 0.70 2.30 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 0.10 2.70 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.20 0.70 6.40 -11.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 0.50 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
New Orders 476493.00 470202.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.00 1.50 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.30 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 10.30 49.60 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.10 0.40 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23591.00 24114.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1611.40 1575.40 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.70 105.30 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 5.20 16.40 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 22.00 32.80 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 20.00 22.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 56.50 51.30 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.08 0.27 2.72 -5.09 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 16.80 16.90 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.30 57.70 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.62 17.58 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.13 3.42 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 502.25 441.40 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -3.64 -1.03 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 74.00 54.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 3369.00 1542.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 182.29 181.81 182.29 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 7003.00 6362.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 2.90 1.00 108.20 -28.80 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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
20.00 22.00 26.00 -43.00 1993 - 2017 Index Points Monthly
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