United States Chicago Fed National Activity Index  1967-2018 | Data

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index rose to 0.34 in April 2018 from an upwardly revised 0.32 in the previous month and easily beating market expectations of 0.14. Production-related indicators contributed +0.27 to the index (vs +0.19 in March), as manufacturing industrial production increased by 0.5 percent in April after being unchanged in March. Also, employment-related indicators contributed +0.10, up from +0.04 in March; while the sales, orders, and inventories category made a contribution of +0.02, down slightly from +0.08 in March. On the other hand, the contribution of the personal consumption and housing category to the CFNAI fell to -0.05 in April from +0.02 in March, as the number of housing starts and building permits declined from the previous month. Chicago Fed National Activity Index in the United States averaged 0 from 1967 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2.76 in September of 1983 and a record low of -5.16 in December of 1974.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-26 12:30 PM Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.88 0.02 0.15 0.2
2018-04-23 12:30 PM Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.10 0.98 0.27 0.2
2018-05-21 12:30 PM Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.34 0.32 0.14 0.25
2018-06-25 12:30 PM Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.34 0.34
2018-07-23 12:30 PM Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.4
2018-08-27 12:30 PM Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.39


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 57.30 59.30 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 56.50 55.60 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.60 54.00 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.80 58.80 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.90 54.20 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.50 3.70 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.70 0.70 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.80 2.50 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.99 77.56 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 2.60 3.50 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 2.80 3.00 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.00 0.90 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 0.20 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 507690.00 497984.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.60 1.60 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.00 0.60 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 33.07 15.56 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.30 0.90 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23106.00 23157.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1767.00 1738.20 1767.00 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.80 104.70 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 64.30 54.00 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 34.40 23.20 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 20.10 15.80 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index -3.00 15.00 30.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.34 0.32 2.76 -5.16 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 21.80 22.80 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 57.60 57.40 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 3.08 3.19 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 522.69 431.32 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.15 17.48 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -1.40 -2.20 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 106.00 89.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -3790.00 -2174.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 122.63 122.34 184.16 70.21 Index Points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change 4.85 -1.85 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 844.00 844.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 75.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 18.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.85 5.70 5.85 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7261.00 6446.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 10.60 10.60 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.34 0.32 2.76 -5.16 1967 - 2018 Monthly




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