United States Nfib Business Optimism Index  1975-2018 | Data | Chart

The NFIB's Index of Small Business Optimism in the US edged up to 104.8 in April of 2018 from 104.7 in March, below market expectations of 105.2. Profits were the highest on record and the number of small businesses reporting poor sales fell to a near record low. Also, the improvement was seen in plans to make capital expenditure (+3), inventory satisfaction (+2), sales expectations (+1) and actual earnings trend (+3). On the other hand, inventory plans, job openings and easier credit conditions were seen steady while the situation deteriorated in plans to increase jobs (-4), good time to expand (-1) and better business conditions expected (-2). NFIB Business Optimism Index in the United States averaged 98.08 Index Points from 1975 until 2018, 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
2018-03-13 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.6 106.9 107.1 106.3
2018-04-10 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.7 107.6 107.0 106
2018-05-08 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.8 104.7 105.2 103.8
2018-06-12 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.8 105.4
2018-07-10 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 105
2018-08-14 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.7


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 57.30 59.30 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 56.60 56.50 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 55.70 54.60 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.80 58.80 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 55.70 54.90 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 16.00 -3.00 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 5.78 -1.40 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 106.00 89.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 1883.00 -3790.00 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 -1.30 4.85 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 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
104.80 104.70 107.70 80.10 1975 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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