United States Chicago Fed National Activity Index  1967-2017 | Data

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index in the United States fell to -0.31 in August of 2017 from an upwardly revised 0.03 in July. It is the lowest reading since August last year. The contribution from production-related indicators to the index went down to -0.36 from 0.03 and the contribution from personal consumption and housing-related indicators remained negative (–0.06, the same as in July). In addition, employment-related indicators contributed less (0.05 from 0.09). On the other hand, a rebound was seen for the sales, orders, and inventories category (+0.06 from -0.04). The index’s three-month moving average decreased to –0.04 in August from a neutral reading in July. Chicago Fed National Activity Index in the United States averaged 0 from 1967 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2.73 in September of 1983 and a record low of -5.12 in December of 1974.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-27 12:30 PM Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.13 -0.30 0.35 0.13
2017-08-21 12:30 PM Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.01 0.16 0.13
2017-09-25 12:30 PM Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.31 0.03 0.11
2017-10-23 12:30 PM Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.31 0.09
2017-11-21 01:30 PM Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.05
2017-12-21 01:30 PM Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.05


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 60.80 58.80 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.10 52.80 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 59.80 55.30 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 55.30 56.00 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.80 55.30 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.60 1.20 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.30 -0.70 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.00 1.10 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.00 75.80 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 1.70 -6.80 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 2.20 -7.90 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.80 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 0.50 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 471684.00 466360.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.20 -3.30 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.70 0.30 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 5.50 1.20 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.90 0.60 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23443.00 23591.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1643.80 1642.70 1741.40 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 103.00 105.30 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 27.90 23.80 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 19.00 14.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 49.70 56.60 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 30.20 24.40 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 21.30 17.00 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.31 0.03 2.73 -5.12 [+]
Chicago Pmi 65.20 58.90 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 18.57 16.14 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 2.80 3.02 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 511.18 501.98 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -5.73 -2.75 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 51.00 87.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 908.00 2490.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 182.50 182.28 182.50 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 7064.00 7071.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 9.80 9.10 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.85 5.70 5.85 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Corruption Index 74.00 76.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]


United States Chicago Fed National Activity Index

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) is designed to gauge overall economic activity and related inflationary pressure. The CFNAI is based on a weighted average of 85 existing monthly indicators of national economic activity. It has an average value of zero and a standard deviation of one. Since economic activity tends toward trend growth rate over time, a positive reading corresponds to growth above trend and a negative reading corresponds to growth below trend. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Chicago Fed National Activity Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Chicago Fed National Activity Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.31 0.03 2.73 -5.12 1967 - 2017 Monthly




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