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

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index in the US was unchanged at 104.5 in May of 2017 from 104.5 in April, below market expectations of 105.2. Improvements were seen in plans to increase employment (+2), make capital outlays (+1) and current job openings (+1). Expectations also increased for the economy (+1) and higher sales (+2). In contrast, deterioration was observed for plans to increase inventories (-2), current inventories (-3), earnings (-1) and good time to expand (-1). Small business owners are highly encouraged by the President’s regulatory reform agenda, and they remain optimistic there will be tax reform and health-care reform. NFIB Business Optimism Index in the United States averaged 97.90 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 Forecast (i)
2017-04-11 10:00 AM Mar 104.7 105.3 104.7 105.1
2017-05-09 10:00 AM Apr 104.5 104.7 104 104.5
2017-06-13 10:00 AM May 104.5 104.5 105.2 104
2017-07-12 10:00 AM Jun 104.5 104
2017-08-09 10:00 AM Jul 105
2017-09-13 10:00 AM Aug 103




United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 54.90 54.80 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.00 53.60 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.90 57.50 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.10 52.70 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.00 53.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.20 2.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.00 1.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.40 1.60 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.60 76.70 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -0.70 2.30 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.80 1.10 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.40 0.80 6.00 -11.10 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 0.20 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 469030.00 478185.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.20 1.00 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories -0.20 0.20 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 4.30 49.60 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.50 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23591.00 24114.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1571.20 1611.40 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.50 104.50 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 19.80 -1.00 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 27.60 38.80 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 1.00 20.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 46.70 55.80 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 17.20 16.80 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.49 0.07 2.73 -5.10 [+]
Chicago Pmi 59.40 58.30 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.66 16.88 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.48 3.54 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 524.96 569.19 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -2.45 -1.66 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 61.00 78.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -578.00 2096.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 181.55 181.22 182.29 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6995.00 6717.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 8.30 7.10 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Corruption Index 74.00 76.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.70 5.61 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 [+]


United States Nfib Business Optimism Index Notes

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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
104.50 104.50 107.70 80.10 1975 - 2017 Index Points Monthly
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