The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index rose to +7 in July 2020 from +2 in the previous month, as factory activity continued to recover from April's record slump. Non-durable goods plants drove growth, and activity in most durable goods factories also improved despite output decreases in fabricated metals and computer and electronics plants. The indexes for shipments, new orders, and supplier delivery time remained in positive territory and those for order backlog and employment rebounded from contraction. Only export new orders and inventories indexes remained negative.

Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 7.34 points from 2001 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 35 points in March of 2005 and a record low of -62 points in April of 2020. This page provides - United States Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020.

Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States is expected to be 7.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States to stand at 12.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index is projected to trend around 4.00 points in 2021 and 5.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.00 2.00 35.00 -62.00 2001 - 2020 points Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-04-23 03:00 PM Apr -62 -18 -32
2020-05-28 03:00 PM May -25 -62 -46
2020-06-25 03:00 PM Jun 2 -25 -8
2020-07-23 03:00 PM Jul 7 2 5
2020-08-27 03:00 PM Aug 7 2
2020-09-24 03:00 PM Sep 7
2020-10-22 03:00 PM Oct
2020-11-19 04:00 PM Nov


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Tenth District Manufacturing Activity Grew Slightly in July
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index rose to +7 in July 2020 from +2 in the previous month, as factory activity continued to recover from April's record slump. Non-durable goods plants drove growth, and activity in most durable goods factories also improved despite output decreases in fabricated metals and computer and electronics plants. The indexes for shipments, new orders, and supplier delivery time remained in positive territory and those for order backlog and employment rebounded from contraction. Only export new orders and inventories indexes remained negative.
2020-07-23
Tenth District Manufacturing Activity Grows Slightly
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index jumped to +2 in June 2020 from -25 in the previous month, signaling a slight rebound in activity as the economy reopened following closures in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Nondurable goods plants output grew, while durable goods factories, especially nonmetallic mineral products, primary metals, fabricated metals, and computer and electronics plants continued to decline. The indexes for shipments, new orders, and supplier delivery time all recovered to positive levels, while indexes for order backlog, employment, new orders for exports, and inventories remained negative.
2020-06-25
Kansas Fed Manufacturing Activity Shrinks Less in May
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index increased 37 points from the previous month to -25 in May of 2020, as activity continued to decline but not as sharply compared to last month’s record low. The decrease in district manufacturing activity was driven by further drops at durable goods factories, especially primary metals, fabricated metals, and transportation plants. On the other hand, activity at non-durable goods plants remained more solid. All month-over-month indexes remained negative in May. Meanwhile, the composite index, which is an average of production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time, and raw materials inventory indexes, was up 11 points from a record low to -19 in May.
2020-05-28
Tenth District Manufacturing Activity Contracts at Record Pace
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index tumbled 44 points from the previous month to -62 in April 2020, the lowest level since the series began in 2001, as firms continued to be negatively impacted by COVID-19. The decrease in district manufacturing activity was steepest at durable goods factories such as primary and fabricated metals, and activity at non-durable goods plants including food and beverage manufacturing declined as well. Meanwhile, the composite index, which is an average of production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time, and raw materials inventory indexes, dropped 13 points to -30 in April, the lowest composite reading in survey history.
2020-04-23

United States Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index
The Kansas City Fed's monthly Survey of Tenth District Manufacturers provides information on current manufacturing activity in the Tenth Federal Reserve District, encompassing the western third of Missouri; all of Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wyoming; and the northern half of New Mexico. The survey monitors about 300 manufacturing plants selected according to geographic distribution, industry mix, and size. Survey results reveal changes in several indicators of manufacturing activity, including production and shipments, and identify changes in prices of raw materials and finished products.