The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' general business activity index for manufacturing in Texas fell to 2 in April 2019 from a revised 6.9 in the previous month, still beating market expectations of -2.6. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose 1.9 points to 12.4, indicating output growth accelerated slightly from March. In addition, other measures of manufacturing activity increased: new orders (9.8 vs 2.2); growth rate of orders (5.2 vs -2); capacity utilization (15.6 vs 9.4); and shipments (6.3 vs 5.8). Labor market measures suggested weaker employment growth but slightly stronger growth in workweek length in April: the employment index fell 7.6 points to 4.6, its lowest reading since the end of 2016; while the hours worked index came in at 8.1, up slightly from March. Looking ahead, the index of future general business activity was unchanged at 18.4, while the index of future company outlook edged up to 20.9 from 18.4. Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 3.23 Index Points from 2004 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 47.60 Index Points in June of 2004 and a record low of -59.90 Index Points in February of 2009.

Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States is expected to be 11.00 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States to stand at 4.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index is projected to trend around 5.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-28 03:30 PM Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 1.0 -5.1 -2
2019-02-25 03:30 PM Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 13.1 1.0 4.8 2
2019-03-25 02:30 PM Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 8.3 13.1 7.0 5
2019-04-29 02:30 PM Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 2.0 6.9 -2.6 0
2019-05-28 02:30 PM Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 2 8
2019-06-24 02:30 PM Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 11
2019-07-29 02:30 PM Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 10


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 52.80 55.30 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.60 52.40 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 53.00 55.30 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.50 56.10 62.00 37.80 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.00 54.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.90 2.30 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.50 0.20 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -0.20 0.70 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.93 78.46 89.39 66.69 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 2.70 -1.10 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 2.30 -1.70 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 -0.20 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.80 0.30 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 508192.00 497474.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.90 -0.30 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.00 0.30 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 128.39 96.80 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.10 0.40 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22157.00 22232.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2076.20 2076.82 2076.82 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 103.50 101.80 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 77.30 66.90 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 16.60 8.50 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 17.80 10.10 39.00 -34.40 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 3.00 10.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.45 0.05 2.78 -5.27 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 2.00 6.90 47.60 -59.90 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 52.60 58.70 78.60 21.20 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.42 2.46 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 377.46 389.93 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.40 17.45 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 5.43 -3.96 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 106.00 85.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -1123.00 -596.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 125.78 125.56 125.78 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 2.40 8.60 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 802.00 805.00 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 7752.00 6896.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 10.40 9.80 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.00 6.90 47.60 -59.90 2004 - 2019 Index Points Monthly
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