The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index fell by 3 points from the previous month to 23 in March 2021 and slightly below market expectations of 24, but still pointed that Tenth District manufacturing activity grew solidly compared to a month ago and a year ago with positive expectations for future activity. Among industries, the factory activity expansion was driven by durable goods plants for primary metals, machinery, transportation equipment, furniture, and miscellaneous manufacturing. The indexes for shipments, new orders, and order backlog expanded at a faster pace in March and supplier delivery time was very high as well. Meanwhile, the pace of job creation remained positive but slightly slower than in recent months. source: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 7.80 points from 2001 until 2021, 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 April of 2021.

Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States is expected to be 26.00 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 4.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index is projected to trend around 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
23.00 26.00 35.00 -62.00 2001 - 2021 points Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-12-17 04:00 PM Dec 12 20 17
2021-01-28 04:00 PM Jan 22 12 15
2021-02-25 04:00 PM Feb 26 22 17
2021-03-25 03:00 PM Mar 23 26 24 26
2021-04-22 03:00 PM Apr 23 19
2021-05-27 03:00 PM May
2021-06-24 03:00 PM Jun
2021-07-22 03:00 PM Jul


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Tenth District Manufacturing Activity Grows Firmly
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index fell by 3 points from the previous month to 23 in March 2021 and slightly below market expectations of 24, but still pointed that Tenth District manufacturing activity grew solidly compared to a month ago and a year ago with positive expectations for future activity. Among industries, the factory activity expansion was driven by durable goods plants for primary metals, machinery, transportation equipment, furniture, and miscellaneous manufacturing. The indexes for shipments, new orders, and order backlog expanded at a faster pace in March and supplier delivery time was very high as well. Meanwhile, the pace of job creation remained positive but slightly slower than in recent months.
2021-03-25
Tenth District Manufacturing Activity Growth Accelerates
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index rose by four points from the previous month to 26 in February 2021, suggesting that Tenth District manufacturing activity grew at a faster pace, driven by durable goods plants, specifically by primary and fabricated metals, machinery, and transportation equipment. Also, the pace of job creation picked up and supplier delivery time rose significantly. Meanwhile, shipments and new orders growth eased from the previous period.
2021-02-25
Tenth District Manufacturing Activity Rebounds from 5-Month Low
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index rose by 10 points to 22 in January of 2021 from a 5-month low of 12 in December. Activity rose more at durable goods plants, driven by manufacturing of primary metals, machinery, electronics, and transportation equipment. Production, shipments, new orders, employment, employee workweeks, new orders for exports, and supplier delivery time increased further in January and order backlog expanded at a steady pace. Also, expectations for future activity rose further. “COVID-19 vaccination is a key factor in manufacturers’ overall business outlook for 2021, but with less impact on hiring and capital spending in the near-term”, said Chad Wilkerson, vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
2021-01-28
Tenth District Factory Growth Lowest in 5 Months
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index fell by 8 points to +12 in December of 2020, pointing to the lowest factory output growth in five months. More than three-quarters of factories indicated the recent surge in COVID-19 cases has negatively affected their firm’s business. Regarding capital outlays, 71% of firms reported investing in equipment to enhance production capacity as their primary motivation for the upcoming year, and 61% listed labor-saving technology. Another 35% of contacts said IT infrastructure was a primary motivator for capital outlays in the upcoming year. On the other hand, over half of firms indicated they will be reducing capital outlays for facilities for the upcoming year.
2020-12-17

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.