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

The NFIB's Small Business Optimism Index in the US rose to 108.8 in August of 2018 from 107.9 in July, beating market expectations of 108.2. It is a new record high reading, topping 108 in July of 1983, driven by small business owners executing on the plans they’ve put in place due to dramatic changes in the nation’s economic policy. Increases were seen in plans to increase employment (+3 to 26); make capital outlays (+3 to 33); increase inventories (+6 to 10); current job openings (+1 to 38); earnings trend (+2 to 1) and good time to expand (2 to 34). On the other hand, declines were seen in the sub-indices for economy expected to improve (1 to 34), higher retail sales (-3 to 26), current inventories (-3 to -3) and credit conditions (-2 to -6). NFIB Business Optimism Index in the United States averaged 98.17 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
2018-07-10 09:45 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.2 107.8 105.6 105
2018-08-14 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.9 107.2 106.9 106.7
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 108.8 102
2018-11-13 11:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 101
2018-12-11 11:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 100


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 61.30 58.10 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.60 54.70 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 52.90 54.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 58.50 55.70 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.40 54.70 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.90 4.00 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.10 2.60 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.08 77.90 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.70 0.70 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.00 1.20 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.10 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.40 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 497754.00 501718.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.80 0.60 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.60 0.10 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -26.93 30.34 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.60 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22245.00 23106.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2012.60 1965.30 2012.60 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 108.80 107.90 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 76.50 75.00 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 22.90 11.90 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 19.00 25.60 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 24.00 20.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.18 0.18 2.76 -5.21 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 28.10 30.90 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 63.60 65.50 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.45 3.00 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 445.58 464.21 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.72 16.77 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -2.06 -5.30 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 86.00 69.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -1719.00 1250.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 123.61 123.25 123.61 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 1.25 -8.64 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 866.00 867.00 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 7275.00 6847.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 14.10 12.70 108.20 -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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
108.80 107.90 108.80 80.10 1975 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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