The Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index in the US rose to 30.7 in September of 2021 from 19.4 in August, above forecasts of 18.8, suggesting general activity expanded faster. Also, the gauge for shipments improved (29.9 vs 18.9 in August), while the new orders (15.9 vs 22.8) and employment (26.3 vs 32.6) indexes softened somewhat. The indicators for prices paid (67.3 vs 71.2) and prices received (52.9 vs 53.9) remained elevated. The survey’s future indexes indicate that respondents continue to expect growth over the next six months, although the future general activity and new orders indexes continued to trend lower. source: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 9.40 points from 1968 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 58.50 points in March of 1973 and a record low of -57.90 points in December of 1974. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States is expected to be 20.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index is projected to trend around 5.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
30.70 19.40 58.50 -57.90 1968 - 2021 points Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-17 12:30 PM Jun 30.7 31.5 31 30
2021-07-15 12:30 PM Jul 21.9 30.7 28 29
2021-08-19 12:30 PM Aug 19.4 21.9 23
2021-09-16 12:30 PM Sep 30.7 19.4 18.8 20
2021-10-21 12:30 PM Oct 30.7
2021-11-18 01:30 PM Nov
2021-12-16 01:30 PM Dec


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Philadelphia Manufacturing Unexpectedly Rises
The Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index in the US rose to 30.7 in September of 2021 from 19.4 in August, above forecasts of 18.8, suggesting general activity expanded faster. Also, the gauge for shipments improved (29.9 vs 18.9 in August), while the new orders (15.9 vs 22.8) and employment (26.3 vs 32.6) indexes softened somewhat. The indicators for prices paid (67.3 vs 71.2) and prices received (52.9 vs 53.9) remained elevated. The survey’s future indexes indicate that respondents continue to expect growth over the next six months, although the future general activity and new orders indexes continued to trend lower.
2021-09-16
Philadelphia Factory Growth Continues to Slow
The Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index in the US continued to fall for a 4th straight month to 19.4 in August of 2021, below forecasts of 23, and reaching a new low since December of 2020. Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region continued to grow but current indicators for general activity and shipments declined from July’s readings but remained elevated, while the new orders indicator rose. Additionally, employment increases were more widespread this month, and both price indexes remained elevated. Most future indexes moderated this month but continue to indicate that the firms expect growth over the next six months.
2021-08-19
Philadelphia Factory Growth at 7-Month Low
The Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index in the US fell for the third month to 21.9 in July of 2021 from 30.7 in June, the lowest since December and below market forecasts of 28. The firms’ responses continued to suggest ongoing growth in the region’s manufacturing sector this month. The survey’s indicators for general activity, new orders, and shipments remain elevated but declined. The firms also continued to report increases in prices. Most of the survey’s future indexes tempered but continue to indicate overall optimism about growth over the next six months.
2021-07-15
Philadelphia Factory Growth Eases for 2nd Month
The Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index in the US fell for the second month to 30.7 in June of 2021 from 31.5 in May, compared to market forecasts of 31. Still, the reading showed manufacturing activity in the region continued to grow. Indicators for new orders (22.2 vs 32.5) and shipments (27.2 vs 21) remained elevated, although movements were mixed. Additionally, the employment index increased (30.7 vs 19.3) while the price indexes climbed for both prices paid (80.7 vs 76.8) and received (49.7 vs 41). Most future indicators improved, suggesting that more firms expect overall growth over the next six months. The diffusion index for future general activity increased 17 points from its May reading, reaching 69.2, its highest level in nearly 30 years
2021-06-17

United States Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index is based on The Business Outlook Survey of manufacturers in the Third Federal Reserve District. Participants report the direction of change in overall business activity and in the various measures of activity at their plants: employment, working hours, new and unfilled orders, shipments, inventories, delivery times, prices paid, and prices received. The index above 0 indicates factory-sector growth, below 0 contraction.