The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index fell to -4 in January 2020 from a downwardly revised -3 in the previous month and compared with market expectations of -6. Meantime, the composite index, an average of the production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time, and raw materials inventory indexes, rose to -1 from -5 in November, still remaining in contraction territory, driven by declines in nonmetallic mineral products; primary metal; fabricated metal products; computer and electronic products; beverage and tobacco products; and printing manufacturing. Most month-over-month indexes remained slightly negative, and inventories continued to decline. On the other hand, the employment index increased for the first time in over six months, returning into positive territory; and the supplier delivery time index was also slightly positive.

Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 7.93 points from 2001 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 35 points in March of 2005 and a record low of -32 points in November of 2008. This page provides - United States Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States is expected to be -4.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations.


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United States Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-4.00 -3.00 35.00 -32.00 2001 - 2020 points Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-24 03:00 PM Oct 8 11 4 5
2019-11-22 04:00 PM Nov -5 8 9 10
2019-12-20 04:00 PM Dec -7 -5 2 -4
2020-01-23 04:00 PM Jan -4 -3 -6 -10
2020-02-27 04:00 PM Feb -4 -3
2020-03-26 03:00 PM Mar
2020-04-23 03:00 PM Apr
2020-05-28 03:00 PM May


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Kansas Fed Manufacturing Activity Shrinks Further
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index fell to -4 in January 2020 from a downwardly revised -3 in the previous month and compared with market expectations of -6. Meantime, the composite index, an average of the production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time, and raw materials inventory indexes, rose to -1 from -5 in November, still remaining in contraction territory, driven by declines in nonmetallic mineral products; primary metal; fabricated metal products; computer and electronic products; beverage and tobacco products; and printing manufacturing. Most month-over-month indexes remained slightly negative, and inventories continued to decline. On the other hand, the employment index increased for the first time in over six months, returning into positive territory; and the supplier delivery time index was also slightly positive.
2020-01-23
Tenth District Manufacturing Activity Contracts Further
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index fell to -7 in December 2019 from -5 in the previous month, well below market forecasts of +2. The composite index, an average of the production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time, and raw materials inventory indexes, dropped to -8 from -3 in November, driven by weak activity at durable goods plants, especially from declines in: wood products, nonmetallic mineral products, primary metal, fabricated metal products, machinery, and computer and electronic products manufacturing. The shipments index turned negative and the production, new orders, order backlog, and employment indexes declined further. Aside from the index for raw materials prices, only the supplier delivery time index remained slightly positive.
2019-12-20
Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index Turns Negative
The Kansas City Fed's Manufacturing Production Index fell to -5 in November 2019 from +8 in the previous month and compared with market forecasts of +9. The composite index, an average of the production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time, and raw materials inventory indexes, was unchanged at -3, driven by slower activity at durable goods plants, especially from decreases in primary metal, fabricated metal products, machinery, and computer and electronic products manufacturing. The new orders and employment indexes remained negative and the materials inventory index declined further. However, the shipments and supplier delivery time indexes expanded somewhat.
2019-11-22
Kansas Manufacturing Activity Falls in October
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Manufacturing Production Index fell to 8 in October 2019 from 11 in the previous month and compared with market forecasts of 4. The composite index, an average of the production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time, and raw materials inventory indexes, was driven by slower activity at durable goods plants, especially from decreases in nonmetallic mineral products, primary metal, fabricated metal products, machinery, computer and electronic products, and transportation equipment manufacturing. Most month-over-month indexes dropped, in particular the new orders index. Meanwhile, the production index remained positive, and the supplier delivery time index inched higher. The month-over-month price index for raw materials went down at a slower rate, while the price index for finished products expanded slightly. Firms expected prices to increase over the next 6 months.
2019-10-24

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.