The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index increased 37 points from the previous month to -25 in May of 2020, as activity continued to decline but not as sharply compared to last month’s record low. The decrease in district manufacturing activity was driven by further drops at durable goods factories, especially primary metals, fabricated metals, and transportation plants. On the other hand, activity at non-durable goods plants remained more solid. All month-over-month indexes remained negative in May. Meanwhile, the composite index, which is an average of production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time, and raw materials inventory indexes, was up 11 points from a record low to -19 in May.

Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 7.37 points from 2001 until 2020, 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 June of 2020.

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United States Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-25.00 -62.00 35.00 -62.00 2001 - 2020 points Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-27 04:00 PM Feb 8 -4 -5 -8
2020-03-26 03:00 PM Mar -18 8 2 2
2020-04-23 03:00 PM Apr -62 -18 -32
2020-05-28 03:00 PM May -25 -62 -46
2020-06-25 03:00 PM Jun
2020-07-23 03:00 PM Jul
2020-08-27 03:00 PM Aug
2020-09-24 03:00 PM Sep


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Kansas Fed Manufacturing Activity Shrinks Less in May
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index increased 37 points from the previous month to -25 in May of 2020, as activity continued to decline but not as sharply compared to last month’s record low. The decrease in district manufacturing activity was driven by further drops at durable goods factories, especially primary metals, fabricated metals, and transportation plants. On the other hand, activity at non-durable goods plants remained more solid. All month-over-month indexes remained negative in May. Meanwhile, the composite index, which is an average of production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time, and raw materials inventory indexes, was up 11 points from a record low to -19 in May.
2020-05-28
Tenth District Manufacturing Activity Contracts at Record Pace
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index tumbled 44 points from the previous month to -62 in April 2020, the lowest level since the series began in 2001, as firms continued to be negatively impacted by COVID-19. The decrease in district manufacturing activity was steepest at durable goods factories such as primary and fabricated metals, and activity at non-durable goods plants including food and beverage manufacturing declined as well. Meanwhile, the composite index, which is an average of production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time, and raw materials inventory indexes, dropped 13 points to -30 in April, the lowest composite reading in survey history.
2020-04-23
Tenth District Manufacturing Activity Contracts Sharply
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index tumbled 26 points from the previous month to -18 in March 2020, the lowest since June 2015 and below market expectations of +2. Many firms indicated overall demand and sales fell sharply, with capital investments being put on hold. Around 60 percent of manufacturers faced delayed payments from customers and 54 percent had concerns about cash availability. Meanwhile, the composite index, which is an average of production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time, and raw materials inventory indexes, dropped to -17, the lowest since April 2009.
2020-03-26
Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index Beats Forecasts
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index climbed to +8 in February 2020, the highest since last September, from -4 in the previous month, easily beating market expectations of -5. Meanwhile, the composite index (which is an average of production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time, and raw materials inventory indexes) rose to +5, reaching positive territory for the first time in eight months, driven by stronger production in both durable and non-durable goods plants, particularly food and transportation equipment. New orders also moved into positive territory in February, while the order backlog and employment indexes continued to fall.
2020-02-27

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.