The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index rose by 10 points to 22 in January of 2021 from a 5-month low of 12 in December. Activity rose more at durable goods plants, driven by manufacturing of primary metals, machinery, electronics, and transportation equipment. Production, shipments, new orders, employment, employee workweeks, new orders for exports, and supplier delivery time increased further in January and order backlog expanded at a steady pace. Also, expectations for future activity rose further. “COVID-19 vaccination is a key factor in manufacturers’ overall business outlook for 2021, but with less impact on hiring and capital spending in the near-term”, said Chad Wilkerson, vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. source: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 7.66 points from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 35 points in March of 2005 and a record low of -62 points in April of 2020. This page provides - United States Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.

Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States is expected to be 10.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States to stand at 4.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index is projected to trend around 5.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
22.00 12.00 35.00 -62.00 2001 - 2021 points Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-10-22 03:00 PM Oct 23 18 12
2020-11-19 04:00 PM Nov 20 23 18
2020-12-17 04:00 PM Dec 12 20 17
2021-01-28 04:00 PM Jan 22 12 15
2021-02-25 04:00 PM Feb 22 17
2021-03-25 03:00 PM Mar
2021-04-22 03:00 PM Apr
2021-05-27 03:00 PM May


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Tenth District Manufacturing Activity Rebounds from 5-Month Low
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index rose by 10 points to 22 in January of 2021 from a 5-month low of 12 in December. Activity rose more at durable goods plants, driven by manufacturing of primary metals, machinery, electronics, and transportation equipment. Production, shipments, new orders, employment, employee workweeks, new orders for exports, and supplier delivery time increased further in January and order backlog expanded at a steady pace. Also, expectations for future activity rose further. “COVID-19 vaccination is a key factor in manufacturers’ overall business outlook for 2021, but with less impact on hiring and capital spending in the near-term”, said Chad Wilkerson, vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
2021-01-28
Tenth District Factory Growth Lowest in 5 Months
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index fell by 8 points to +12 in December of 2020, pointing to the lowest factory output growth in five months. More than three-quarters of factories indicated the recent surge in COVID-19 cases has negatively affected their firm’s business. Regarding capital outlays, 71% of firms reported investing in equipment to enhance production capacity as their primary motivation for the upcoming year, and 61% listed labor-saving technology. Another 35% of contacts said IT infrastructure was a primary motivator for capital outlays in the upcoming year. On the other hand, over half of firms indicated they will be reducing capital outlays for facilities for the upcoming year.
2020-12-17
Tenth District Manufacturing Activity Growth Slows
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index fell by three points to +20 in November 2020, from October's joint two-year high of +23, suggesting that Tenth District manufacturing activity continued to grow modestly supported by output at non-durable and durable goods factories. Still, activity remained below pre-pandemic levels, with a sizable share of firms saying that they could not find skilled workers and that low sales growth and COVID-related uncertainty also restrained their hiring plans. In addition, shipments, new orders, and employment rose at a slower pace.
2020-11-19
Tenth District Manufacturing Activity Rises at Faster Pace
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index rose by 5 points to +23 in October 2020, matching August's near two-year high and suggesting an increase in manufacturing activity, mainly boosted by output at fabricated metal and machinery plants. Still, regional factory activity remained below year-ago levels for over half of firms. At the same time, shipments, new orders, employment, and employee workweek indexes rose faster than in September, but order backlog and supplier delivery time increased at a slower pace. Looking ahead, expectations for future output continued to expand.
2020-10-22

United States Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index
The Kansas City Fed's monthly Survey of Tenth District Manufacturers provides information on current manufacturing activity in the Tenth Federal Reserve District, encompassing the western third of Missouri; all of Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wyoming; and the northern half of New Mexico. The survey monitors about 300 manufacturing plants selected according to geographic distribution, industry mix, and size. Survey results reveal changes in several indicators of manufacturing activity, including production and shipments, and identify changes in prices of raw materials and finished products.