The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' general business activity index for manufacturing in Texas decreased by 4.4 points from the previous month to +4.6 in September 2021. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose 3.4 points to +24.2, suggesting Texas factory activity continued to increase at a solid pace. Meanwhile, movement was mixed for other measures of manufacturing activity. While the shipments and capacity utilization indexes edged up to +18.7 and +24.5, respectively, the survey’s demand indexes slipped. The new orders index fell 6.1 points to +9.5, while the growth rate of orders index dropped 8.2 points to +2.5. Perceptions of broader business conditions were also mixed, with the company outlook index slipping into negative territory; while labor market measures indicated faster employment growth and longer workweeks. source: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 2.94 points from 2004 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 48 points in June of 2004 and a record low of -72.20 points in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Dallas 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 Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States is expected to be 11.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index is projected to trend around 10.00 points in 2022 and 5.00 points in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-28 02:30 PM Jun 31.1 34.9 31
2021-07-26 02:30 PM Jul 27.3 31.1 32
2021-08-30 02:30 PM Aug 9 27.3 25
2021-09-27 02:30 PM Sep 4.6 9 11
2021-10-25 02:30 PM Oct 4.6 3.2
2021-11-29 03:30 PM Nov
2021-12-27 03:30 PM Dec


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Texas Manufacturing Activity Continues to Rise
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' general business activity index for manufacturing in Texas decreased by 4.4 points from the previous month to +4.6 in September 2021. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose 3.4 points to +24.2, suggesting Texas factory activity continued to increase at a solid pace. Meanwhile, movement was mixed for other measures of manufacturing activity. While the shipments and capacity utilization indexes edged up to +18.7 and +24.5, respectively, the survey’s demand indexes slipped. The new orders index fell 6.1 points to +9.5, while the growth rate of orders index dropped 8.2 points to +2.5. Perceptions of broader business conditions were also mixed, with the company outlook index slipping into negative territory; while labor market measures indicated faster employment growth and longer workweeks.
2021-09-27
Texas Manufacturing Activity Growth at 7-Month Low
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' general business activity index for manufacturing in Texas fell to 9.0 in August of 2021 from 27.3 in the previous month, pointing to the smallest growth in factory activity since January. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, slipped 10 points to 20.8; the new orders index came in at 15.6, down from 26.8 but more than double the series average of 6.5 and the growth rate of orders index fell 15 points to 10.7. The capacity utilization and shipments indexes came in at 21.7 and 15.2, respectively, down from July levels but still elevated. Perceptions of broader business conditions continued to improve in August, though the indexes came in markedly lower than in recent months.
2021-08-30
Texas Factory Growth Slows but Remains Strong
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' general business activity index for manufacturing in Texas decreased to 27.3 in July of 2021 from 31.1 in June, pointing to the smallest growth in factory activity in five months, although it remained a robust one. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, was largely unchanged at 31; the new orders index came in at 26.8, unchanged from June; and the growth rate of orders index edged up to 25.8. Also, perceptions of broader business conditions continued to improve in July although the indexes eased slightly from June levels.
2021-07-26
Texas Manufacturing Activity Growth Remains Strong
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' general business activity index for manufacturing in Texas decreased by 3.8 points from the previous month to 31.1 in June 2021, moving further away from April's near three-year high of 37.3 but notably higher than its series average of 2.8 and indicative of greater activity. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose 13.7 points to 29.4, reflecting strong output expansion. Other measures of manufacturing activity also pointed to accelerated growth this month: new orders (26.7 vs 20.8 in May); the growth rate of orders (23.4 vs 19.5); capacity utilization (30.6 vs 23.2); and shipments (31.8 vs 18.3). Meanwhile, labor market measures indicate robust growth in employment and work hours, while price and wage pressures accelerated further.
2021-06-28

United States Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 4.60 points Sep/21 9.00 48.00 -72.20


United States Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index
The Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index measures the performance of manufacturing sector in the state of Texas. The index is derived from a survey of around 100 business executives and tracks variables such as output, employment, orders and prices. A reading above 0 indicates an expansion of the factory activity compared to the previous month; below 0 represents a contraction; while 0 indicates no change. Texas produces around 9.5 percent of manufacturing output in US. The state ranks second behind California in factory production and first as an exporter of manufactured goods.