United States Chicago Fed National Activity Index  1967-2018 | Data

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index dropped to -0.15 in May 2018 from an upwardly revised 0.42 in the previous month, and below market expectations of 0.09. Production-related indicators contributed -0.29 to the index (vs +0.33 in April), as manufacturing industrial production decreased 0.7 percent in May after increasing 0.6 percent in April. Also, the contribution of the personal consumption and housing category edged down to -0.04 in May from -0.03 in April, as a fall in the number of building permits offset an increase in housing starts. By contrast, employment-related indicators contributed +0.13 to the CFNAI, up from +0.12 in April; and the sales, orders, and inventories category made a contribution of +0.05, compared with a neutral contribution in April. Chicago Fed National Activity Index in the United States averaged 0 from 1967 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2.76 in September of 1983 and a record low of -5.16 in December of 1974.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-23 12:30 PM Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.10 0.98 0.27 0.2
2018-05-21 12:30 PM Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.34 0.32 0.14 0.25
2018-06-25 12:30 PM Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.15 0.42 0.09 0.34
2018-07-23 12:30 PM Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.15 0.4
2018-08-27 12:30 PM Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.39
2018-09-24 12:30 PM Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.2


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 60.20 58.70 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.40 56.40 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 56.50 56.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 59.10 58.60 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 56.20 56.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.50 3.60 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.10 0.90 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.70 1.90 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.90 78.10 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -0.60 -1.00 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.50 -1.50 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.30 1.90 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.70 0.90 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 498174.00 494448.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.40 -0.40 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 0.30 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 13.86 15.56 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.60 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23106.00 23157.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1920.00 1767.00 1920.00 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.20 107.80 107.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 55.00 56.40 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 19.90 34.40 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 22.60 25.00 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 20.00 16.00 30.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.15 0.42 2.76 -5.16 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 36.50 26.80 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 64.10 62.70 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.70 3.08 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 461.17 522.69 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.47 16.91 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -12.63 1.25 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 51.00 78.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -694.00 -1505.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 123.07 122.91 184.16 70.21 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 -6.80 -4.50 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 863.00 863.00 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 7107.00 6930.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 12.60 11.20 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


United States Chicago Fed National Activity Index

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) is designed to gauge overall economic activity and related inflationary pressure. The CFNAI is based on a weighted average of 85 existing monthly indicators of national economic activity. It has an average value of zero and a standard deviation of one. Since economic activity tends toward trend growth rate over time, a positive reading corresponds to growth above trend and a negative reading corresponds to growth below trend. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Chicago Fed National Activity Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Chicago Fed National Activity Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.15 0.42 2.76 -5.16 1967 - 2018 Monthly




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