United States Nfib Business Optimism Index  1975-2018 | Data | Chart

The NFIB's Small Business Optimism Index in the US fell by 0.6 points to 107.2 in June of 2018, easily beating market expectations of 105.6. 'Small business owners continue to report astounding optimism as they celebrate strong sales, the creation of jobs, and more profits. The first six months of the year have been very good to small business thanks to tax cuts, regulatory reform, and policies that help them grow.', NFIB President and CEO said. Owners reported some of the strongest nominal sales in years; plans to invest in additional inventories advanced solidly; plans to create new jobs posted a solid gain and the percent of owners with open positions tied the record high. Also, reports of compensation increases remained historically high and finding qualified workers easily held on to the top spot in the “single most important business problem” list. NFIB Business Optimism Index in the United States averaged 98.13 Index Points from 1975 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 107.80 Index Points in May of 2018 and a record low of 80.10 Index Points in April of 1980.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-08 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.8 104.7 105.2 103.8
2018-06-12 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.8 104.8 105.2 105.4
2018-07-10 09:45 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.2 107.8 105.6 105
2018-08-14 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.2 106.7
2018-09-11 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 103.5
2018-10-09 10:00 AM NFIB Business Optimism Index 102


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 3.80 3.20 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.60 -0.50 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.90 1.20 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.00 77.70 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 25.70 19.90 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 2.72 2.70 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 525.48 461.17 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.47 16.91 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 5.84 -12.63 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 46.00 51.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -3165.00 -694.00 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 0.63 -6.80 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 858.00 863.00 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 12.90 12.60 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


United States Nfib Business Optimism Index

NFIB Small Business Optimism Index is a composite of ten seasonally adjusted components calculated based on the answers of around 620 NFIB members. This questions include: plans to increase employment, plans to make capital outlays, plans to increase inventories, expect economy to improve, expect real sales higher, current inventory, current job openings, expected credit conditions, now a good time to expand, and earnings trend. This page provides - United States Nfib Business Optimism Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Nfib Business Optimism Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
107.20 107.80 107.80 80.10 1975 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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