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

The NFIB's Index of Small Business Optimism in the US edged up to 105.3 in August of 2017 from 105.2 in July, above market expectations of 105. It is the highest reading since February as 4 of 10 index components improved: plans to make capital outlays (4 pp to net 32%), the highest since 2006; higher sales expectations (5 to 27); expected credit conditions (1 to -3) and good time to expand (4 to 27). On the other hand, expectations the economy will improve were flat (at 37) and deterioration was observed for: job creation (+1 to 18, still remain historically high), plans to raise employment (-1 to 18); plans to increase inventories (-3 to 2); current inventory (-3 to 5) and current job openings (-4 to 31). NFIB Business Optimism Index in the United States averaged 97.95 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
2017-07-11 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 103.6 104.5 104.4 104
2017-08-08 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 105.2 103.6 103
2017-09-12 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 105.3 105.2 103
2017-10-11 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 105.3 101
2017-11-08 11:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 100
2017-12-08 11:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 95


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 58.80 56.30 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.00 52.80 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.30 53.90 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 55.10 56.00 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.60 55.30 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.50 2.40 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.90 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.50 1.40 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.12 76.88 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -6.80 6.40 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -7.80 6.40 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 0.10 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 0.10 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 466360.00 481081.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -3.30 3.20 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.20 0.50 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1.80 1.20 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.60 0.60 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23443.00 23591.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1655.60 1642.70 1741.40 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 105.30 105.20 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 23.80 18.90 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 14.00 14.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 56.60 62.80 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 24.40 25.20 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 17.00 16.80 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.01 0.16 2.73 -5.11 [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.90 58.90 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.14 16.77 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.02 2.62 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 502.59 580.98 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 4.59 5.88 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 97.00 91.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -2125.00 -8428.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 182.28 181.78 182.29 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 7071.00 6707.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 9.70 10.40 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.70 5.61 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 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 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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
105.30 105.20 107.70 80.10 1975 - 2017 Index Points Monthly
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