The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' general business activity index for manufacturing in Texas fell to +8.1 in December 2021 from +11.8 in the previous month, still pointing to improving perceptions of broader business conditions. Meanwhile, the production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, held fairly steady at +26.7, a reading indicative of solid output growth. Also, the new orders index dipped slightly to +18.1, still far above the series average of +6.7, while the growth rate of orders index edged down but remained elevated at +13.4. The shipments index ticked down to +19.1, while the capacity utilization index inched up to +27.8. Labor market measures indicated robust employment growth and longer workweeks. source: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 3.06 points from 2004 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 48 points in June of 2004 and a record low of -72.20 points in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2022.

Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States is expected to be 9.50 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index is projected to trend around 10.00 points in 2022 and 5.00 points in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index


United States Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index
The Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index measures the performance of manufacturing sector in the state of Texas. The index is derived from a survey of around 100 business executives and tracks variables such as output, employment, orders and prices. A reading above 0 indicates an expansion of the factory activity compared to the previous month; below 0 represents a contraction; while 0 indicates no change. Texas produces around 9.5 percent of manufacturing output in US. The state ranks second behind California in factory production and first as an exporter of manufactured goods.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.10 11.80 48.00 -72.20 2004 - 2021 points Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-11-29 03:30 PM Nov 11.8 14.6 25
2021-12-27 03:30 PM Dec 8.1 11.8 9.5
2022-01-31 03:30 PM Jan 8.1 8


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 8.10 11.80 points Dec/21
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Employment Index 30.90 28.50 points Dec/21
Dallas Fed Services Revenues Index 20.40 25.40 points Dec/21
Dallas Fed Services Index 12.90 22.70 points Dec/21
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Production Index 26.70 27.40 points Dec/21
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Prices Paid Index 66.20 82.10 points Dec/21
Dallas Fed Manufacturing New Orders Index 18.10 19.60 points Dec/21


News Stream
Texas Business Conditions Remain Strong in December
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' general business activity index for manufacturing in Texas fell to +8.1 in December 2021 from +11.8 in the previous month, still pointing to improving perceptions of broader business conditions. Meanwhile, the production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, held fairly steady at +26.7, a reading indicative of solid output growth. Also, the new orders index dipped slightly to +18.1, still far above the series average of +6.7, while the growth rate of orders index edged down but remained elevated at +13.4. The shipments index ticked down to +19.1, while the capacity utilization index inched up to +27.8. Labor market measures indicated robust employment growth and longer workweeks.
2021-12-27
Texas Manufacturing Activity Growth Remains Solid
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' general business activity index for manufacturing in Texas fell slightly to 11.8 in November of 2021, from a three-month high of 14.6 in October. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose 9 points to 27.4, a reading well above average and indicative of robust output growth. Other measures of manufacturing activity also indicated a further pickup in growth. The new orders index came in at 19.6, up 5 points from October and far above the series average of 6.6. The growth rate of orders index pushed up 3 points to 16.8. The shipments index shot up 11 points to 24.3, its highest reading since July, and the capacity utilization index moved up from 20.1 to 26.4. Also, labor market measures indicated robust employment growth and longer workweeks; while prices rose at record rates amid widespread supply-chain disruptions. Finally, expectations regarding future manufacturing activity were generally more positive in November.
2021-11-29
Texas Manufacturing Activity Expands at Solid Pace
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' general business activity index for manufacturing in Texas rose by 10 points to +14.6 in October 2021, up from the previous month's 14-month low of +4.6. Meanwhile, the production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, fell 5.9 points to +18.3, suggesting Texas factory activity continued to increase, albeit at a slightly slower pace. Movements were mixed for other measures of manufacturing activity, though all indicated notable growth. The shipments and capacity utilization indexes slipped slightly, while the survey’s demand indexes rose. Meanwhile, supply-chain disruptions continued to plague many manufacturers, and the unfilled orders index and delivery time indexes advanced to +20.9 and +25.9, respectively. Finally, labor market measures indicated robust employment growth and longer workweeks, while prices rose at record rates.
2021-10-25