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 jumped to 16 in February 2019 from -2 in the previous month, easily beating market consensus of 8. It was the highest reading since September, buoyed by increases in the indexes for shipments (12 vs -8) and new orders (19 vs -11). In addition, the index for local business conditions rose to 4 from -11, while the employment index fell slightly but remained in expansionary territory (15 vs 19). Firms remained optimistic that conditions would continue to improve in the next six months. Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 2.76 Index Points from 1993 until 2019, 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.

Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States is expected to be 10.00 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States to stand at 2.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index is projected to trend around 3.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-28 03:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 14 15 16 10
2018-12-26 03:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index -8 14 16 5
2019-01-23 03:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index -2 -8 -6 4
2019-02-26 03:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 16 -2 8 1
2019-03-26 02:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 16 10
2019-04-23 02:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index
2019-05-29 02:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 54.20 56.60 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.50 53.00 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.80 56.00 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 59.70 56.70 62.00 37.80 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.30 55.50 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.50 3.90 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.10 -0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.00 2.80 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.23 78.26 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 0.40 1.30 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 0.70 2.20 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.10 0.30 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation -0.20 -0.50 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 500479.00 499876.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.10 0.10 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.60 0.00 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 97.07 89.77 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 1.20 1.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22232.00 22103.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2076.82 2007.53 2076.82 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 101.70 101.20 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 61.10 63.40 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 13.70 -4.10 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 3.70 8.80 39.00 -34.40 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 16.00 -2.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.43 0.05 2.77 -5.25 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 13.10 1.00 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 64.70 56.70 78.60 21.20 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.64 2.61 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 389.93 445.50 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.57 16.70 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -9.59 -3.86 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -47.00 -204.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -4587.00 -4624.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 125.13 124.80 125.13 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 -2.13 -2.58 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 824.00 833.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 71.00 75.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 22.00 16.00 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 7647.00 7568.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 12.50 15.40 108.20 -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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16.00 -2.00 29.00 -44.00 1993 - 2019 Index Points Monthly
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