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

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index in the United States fell to -0.26 in May 2017 from an upwardly revised 0.57 in April and missing market expectations of 0.20. It was the lowest reading since January, led by declines in production-related indicators (-0.16 from 0.53 in April). Also, employment-related indicators contributed –0.02 to the index, down from 0.12 in April, and the contribution of the personal consumption and housing category edged down to -0.09 from -0.07 in the previous month. By contrast, the sales, orders, and inventories category made a contribution of 0.02 to the CFNAI in May, up slightly from –0.01 in April. 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 -5.10 in December of 1974.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-24 12:30 PM Mar 0.08 0.27 0.3 0.21
2017-05-22 12:30 PM Apr 0.49 0.07 0.25 0.01
2017-06-26 12:30 PM May -0.26 0.57 0.20 0.54
2017-07-27 12:30 PM Jun -0.26 0.13
2017-08-21 12:30 PM Jul 0.13
2017-09-25 12:30 PM Aug 0.11




United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 54.90 54.80 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.00 53.60 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.90 57.50 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.10 52.70 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.00 53.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.20 2.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.00 1.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.40 1.60 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.60 76.70 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.10 -0.90 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.60 -0.90 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 -0.50 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 0.20 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 469030.00 478185.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.20 1.00 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories -0.20 0.20 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 4.30 49.60 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.50 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23591.00 24114.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1571.20 1611.40 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.50 104.50 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 19.80 -1.00 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 27.60 38.80 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 1.00 20.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 46.70 55.80 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 15.00 17.20 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.26 0.57 2.73 -5.10 [+]
Chicago Pmi 59.40 58.30 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.66 16.88 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.48 3.54 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 524.96 569.19 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -2.45 -1.66 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 61.00 78.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -578.00 2096.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 181.55 181.22 182.29 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6995.00 6717.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 8.30 7.10 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Corruption Index 74.00 76.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 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 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 [+]


United States Chicago Fed National Activity Index Notes

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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.26 0.57 2.73 -5.10 1967 - 2017 Monthly



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