United States Nfib Business Optimism Index  1975-2017 | Data | Chart

The NFIB's Index of Small Business Optimism in the US rose to 107.5 in November of 2017 from 103.8 in October, beating market expectations of 104.6. It is the strongest reading since July 1983 and second highest value on record. 8 of the 10 index components posted gains, including a 16-point gain in Expected Better Business Conditions; a 13-point jump in Sales Expectations and a 6-point rise in Job Creation plans. NFIB Business Optimism Index in the United States averaged 98 Index Points from 1975 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 107.70 Index Points in July of 1983 and a record low of 80.10 Index Points in April of 1980.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-10 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 103 105.3 105.1 105.4
2017-11-14 11:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 103.8 103 104.2 105.7
2017-12-12 11:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.5 103.8 104.6 105.9
2018-01-10 11:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.5
2018-02-14 11:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index
2018-03-14 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 58.20 58.70 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.90 54.60 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.50 55.30 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 57.40 60.10 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.50 55.20 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.90 2.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.90 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.50 1.40 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.00 76.40 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.20 2.20 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.80 2.40 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 1.10 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.80 1.10 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 479590.00 478455.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.10 1.70 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.00 0.60 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 39.01 5.50 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.50 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23109.00 23443.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1738.60 1643.80 1741.40 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.50 103.80 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 58.10 51.60 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 22.70 27.90 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 19.40 30.20 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 30.00 12.00 30.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 19.40 27.60 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.65 0.36 2.73 -5.12 [+]
Chicago Pmi 63.90 66.20 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.70 2.80 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 513.74 511.18 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.48 18.10 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -5.61 -3.43 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 2.00 -33.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 6780.00 3627.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 183.53 182.70 183.53 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 [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 751.00 749.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change -7.38 -5.48 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
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 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 6976.00 6716.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 6.40 10.00 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


United States Nfib Business Optimism Index

NFIB Small Business Optimism Index is a composite of ten seasonally adjusted components calculated based on the answers of around 620 NFIB members. This questions include: plans to increase employment, plans to make capital outlays, plans to increase inventories, expect economy to improve, expect real sales higher, current inventory, current job openings, expected credit conditions, now a good time to expand, and earnings trend. This page provides - United States Nfib Business Optimism Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Nfib Business Optimism Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
107.50 103.80 107.70 80.10 1975 - 2017 Index Points Monthly
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