The NFIB's Small Business Optimism Index in the US fell to 107.4 in October of 2018 from 107.9 in September, below market expectations of 108. Still, small business optimism continued its two-year streak of record highs as small businesses continue to support the three percent-plus growth of the economy and add significant numbers of new workers to the employment pool. Owners believe the current period is a good time to expand substantially, are planning to invest in more inventory, and are reporting high sales figures. NFIB Business Optimism Index in the United States averaged 98.22 Index Points from 1975 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 108.80 Index Points in August of 2018 and a record low of 80.10 Index Points in April of 1980.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-11 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 108.8 107.9 108.2 103.5
2018-10-09 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.9 108.8 108.9 107
2018-11-13 11:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.4 107.9 108.0 107
2018-12-11 11:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.4 107


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 57.70 59.80 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.70 55.60 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.80 53.50 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 60.30 61.60 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.90 53.90 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 5.10 4.90 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.30 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.50 3.10 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.10 78.10 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 0.80 4.60 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.60 2.50 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 0.30 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 0.40 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 515334.00 510466.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.70 2.60 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.50 0.70 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 76.33 -36.81 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.40 0.90 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22103.00 22245.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2007.53 1965.29 2007.53 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.40 107.90 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 69.80 72.50 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 22.20 22.90 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 21.10 19.00 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 15.00 29.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.17 0.27 2.77 -5.22 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 29.40 28.10 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.40 60.40 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.78 2.45 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 443.14 445.58 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.57 17.44 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 5.78 3.22 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 65.00 48.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 1852.00 -3161.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 124.26 123.89 124.26 46.91 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 7.83 5.70 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 886.00 874.00 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 85.64 84.84 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 1.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 6.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7251.00 7461.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 13.40 14.40 108.20 -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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
107.40 107.90 108.80 80.10 1975 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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United States 107.40 Oct/18


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