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 rose to 14 in July of 2017 from an upwardly revised 11 in the previous month and beating market expectations of 7. The improvement was observed for new orders (18 from 14), backlogs of orders (11 from -4), number of employees (10 from 5), average workweek (9 from 1) and wages (17 from 10) while shipments were steady (at 13). In addition, manufacturing executives remained generally optimistic about activity six months ahead. Almost every measure of expected activity was well into positive territory and each increased, with the exception of the index for vendor lead time, which held steady. Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 1.90 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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United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 56.30 57.80 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.30 52.00 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 53.90 57.40 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 54.70 54.20 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.60 53.90 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.20 2.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.20 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.20 1.30 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.70 76.60 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 6.50 -0.10 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 6.70 0.40 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.60 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation -0.20 -0.10 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 481081.00 464862.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 3.00 -0.30 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.50 0.30 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -0.30 1.20 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.70 0.60 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23443.00 23591.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1567.40 1611.40 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 105.20 103.60 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 18.90 19.50 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 14.00 11.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 62.80 55.50 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 25.20 9.80 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 16.80 15.00 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.13 -0.30 2.73 -5.11 [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.90 65.70 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.77 16.70 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 2.62 3.15 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 502.59 580.98 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -8.95 -6.45 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 53.00 28.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 22.00 3424.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 181.78 181.55 182.29 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6707.00 6995.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 10.20 9.40 108.20 -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 August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14.00 11.00 27.00 -44.00 1993 - 2017 Index Points Monthly
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