United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index  1993-2017 | Data | Chart

The Manufacturing Activity Index in the US fifth district including the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and most of West Virginia was unchanged at 14 in August 2017, beating market expectations of 12. The improvement in employment (17 from 10 in July) and wages (18 from 17) offset a decline in shipments (8 from 13) and new orders (17 from 18). Optimism around manufacturing activity over the next six months eased from July. Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 1.94 Index Points from 1993 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 27 Index Points in March of 2004 and a record low of -44 Index Points in February of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-06-27 02:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 7 1 4 10
2017-07-25 02:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 14 11 7 9
2017-08-22 02:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 14 14 12 9
2017-09-26 02:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 14 6
2017-10-24 02:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 5
2017-11-28 03:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 5


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 58.80 56.30 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.80 53.30 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.30 53.90 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 56.00 54.70 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 55.30 54.60 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 18.90 19.50 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 5.88 4.58 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 91.00 65.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -8428.00 -3199.00 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 Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index Notes

The Richmond Manufacturing Index measures the conditions of the manufacturing sector for the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and most of West Virginia. The index is derived from a survey of 190 manufacturing plants and based on three individual index with the following weights: Shipments (33 percent), New Orders (40 percent) and Employment (27 percent). The index can range between +100 and -100; a reading above zero indicates expansion, while below zero suggests a contraction. This page provides - United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14.00 14.00 27.00 -44.00 1993 - 2017 Index Points Monthly
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