United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index  1993-2018 | Data | Chart

The Manufacturing Activity Index in the US fifth district including the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and most of West Virginia rose by 5 points to 29 in September 2018, easily beating market expectations of 22. It was the highest reading since the series began in 1993, buoyed by increases in shipments (33 vs 23 in August) and new orders (34 vs 25), while employment expanded at a softer pace (16 vs 25). Still, manufacturing firms continued to struggle to find employees with the skills they needed, and they expect this difficulty to continue in the coming months. Survey respondents were optimistic, expecting growth to continue in the next six months. Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 2.69 Index Points from 1993 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 29 Index Points in September of 2018 and a record low of -44 Index Points in February of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-24 02:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 20 21 18 18
2018-08-28 02:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 24 20 18 18
2018-09-25 02:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 29 24 22 20
2018-10-23 02:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 29 16
2018-11-28 03:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 10
2018-12-27 03:00 PM Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 5


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 61.30 58.10 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.60 54.70 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 52.90 54.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 58.50 55.70 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.40 54.70 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.90 4.00 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.10 2.60 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.08 77.90 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.70 0.70 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.00 1.20 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.10 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.40 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 497754.00 501718.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.80 0.60 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.60 0.10 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -26.93 30.34 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.60 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22245.00 23106.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2012.60 1965.30 2012.60 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 108.80 107.90 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 76.50 75.00 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 22.90 11.90 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 19.00 25.60 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 29.00 24.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.18 0.18 2.76 -5.21 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 28.10 30.90 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 63.60 65.50 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.45 3.00 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 445.58 464.21 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.72 16.77 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -2.06 -5.30 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 86.00 69.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -1719.00 1250.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 123.61 123.25 123.61 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 1.25 -8.64 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 866.00 867.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 75.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 18.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.85 5.70 5.85 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7275.00 6847.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 14.10 12.70 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index

The Richmond Manufacturing Index measures the conditions of the manufacturing sector for the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and most of West Virginia. The index is derived from a survey of 190 manufacturing plants and based on three individual index with the following weights: Shipments (33 percent), New Orders (40 percent) and Employment (27 percent). The index can range between +100 and -100; a reading above zero indicates expansion, while below zero suggests a contraction. This page provides - United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
29.00 24.00 29.00 -44.00 1993 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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