The Manufacturing Activity Index in the US fifth district including the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and most of West Virginia fell to 15 in October of 2018 from an all-time high of 29 in September and well below market expectations of 25. Slower increases were seen in shipments (7 from 33), new orders (20 from 34), backlog of orders (13 from 20), capital expenditures (21 from 29) and inventories (1 from 6). Also, price pressures intensified for both prices paid (5.68 from 3.47) and received (2.84 from 1.93). On the other hand, employment rose faster (19 from 16). However, survey respondents were optimistic, expecting to see positive growth across most measures in the coming months. Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 2.73 Index Points from 1993 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 29 Index Points in September of 2018 and a record low of -44 Index Points in February of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-28 02:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 24 20 18 18
2018-09-25 02:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 29 24 22 20
2018-10-23 02:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 15 29 25 22
2018-11-28 03:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 15 10
2018-12-27 03:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 5


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 57.70 59.80 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.70 55.60 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.80 53.50 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 60.30 61.60 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.90 53.90 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 5.10 4.90 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.30 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.50 3.10 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.10 78.10 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 0.80 4.60 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.60 2.50 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 0.30 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 0.40 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 515334.00 510466.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.70 2.60 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.50 0.70 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 76.33 -36.81 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.40 0.90 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22103.00 22245.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2007.53 1965.29 2007.53 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.90 108.80 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 69.80 72.50 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 22.20 22.90 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 21.10 19.00 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 15.00 29.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.17 0.27 2.77 -5.22 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 29.40 28.10 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.40 60.40 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.78 2.45 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 443.14 445.58 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.57 17.44 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 5.78 3.22 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 65.00 48.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 1852.00 -3161.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 124.26 123.89 124.26 46.91 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 7.83 5.70 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 886.00 874.00 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 85.64 84.84 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 1.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 6.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7251.00 7461.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 13.40 14.40 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index

The Richmond Manufacturing Index measures the conditions of the manufacturing sector for the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and most of West Virginia. The index is derived from a survey of 190 manufacturing plants and based on three individual index with the following weights: Shipments (33 percent), New Orders (40 percent) and Employment (27 percent). The index can range between +100 and -100; a reading above zero indicates expansion, while below zero suggests a contraction. This page provides - United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15.00 29.00 29.00 -44.00 1993 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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