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 decreased to -5 in December of 2019 from -1 in the previous month, missing market expectations of 9. The index was weighed down by decreases in the already negative subindexes for shipments (-6 from -2 in November) and new orders (-13 from -3), while employment increased slightly (7 from 5). Manufacturers also reported weakness in local business conditions and capacity utilization, but they were optimistic that conditions would improve in the coming months. The growth rate of prices paid (1.73 from 1.55) by manufacturing firms rose in December, while that of prices received fell (1.6 from 1.8).

Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 2.72 points from 1993 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 27 points in March of 2004 and a record low of -44 points in February of 2009. This page provides - United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States is expected to be -6.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States to stand at 1.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index is projected to trend around 3.00 points in 2020, according to our econometric models.


Ok
Trading Economics members can view, download and compare data from nearly 200 countries, including more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, government bond yields, stock indexes and commodity prices.

The Trading Economics Application Programming Interface (API) provides direct access to our data. It allows API clients to download millions of rows of historical data, to query our real-time economic calendar, subscribe to updates and receive quotes for currencies, commodities, stocks and bonds.

Please Paste this Code in your Website
width
height
United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5.00 -1.00 27.00 -44.00 1993 - 2019 points Monthly
SA

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-09-24 02:00 PM Sep -9 1 -11 -2
2019-10-22 02:00 PM Oct 8 -9 -14 -12
2019-11-26 03:00 PM Nov -1 8 6 5
2019-12-24 03:00 PM Dec -5 -1 9 -6
2020-01-28 03:00 PM Jan -5 9 5


News Stream
2019-11-26
US Fifth District Factory Index Unexpectedly Drops
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 decreased to -1 in November 2019 from 8 in the previous month, missing market expectations of 6. Shipments (-2 vs 4 in October), new orders (-3 vs 7) and backlog of orders (-11 vs 6) declined while employment softened (5 vs 13). Respondents expected employment (20 vs 16) and wages (54 vs 56) to continue to grow in the near future. The average growth rate of prices paid by manufacturing firms slowed (1.55 vs 2.40), while that of prices received accelerated slightly (1.80 vs 1.71), with the result that growth of prices received outpaced that of prices paid for the first time since September 2017. Still, firms expected growth of prices paid to rise and prices received to fall in the next six months. Overall, manufacturers were optimistic that conditions would improve in the coming months.

2019-10-22
US Fifth District Factory Index at 6-Month High
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 to 8 in October 2019 from -9 in the previous month and against market expectations of -14. It was the highest reading since April, amid increases in all three main components: shipments (4 from -14 in September), new orders (7 from -14); and employment (13 from 3). Still, manufacturing firms continued to struggle to find workers with the skills needed and expected this difficulty to persist in the coming months. Also, backlogs of orders rebounded (6 from -11) and there was an improvement in local business conditions (4 from -15). Respondents reported a slowdown in the rates of growth of both prices paid (2.40 from 2.68) and prices received (1.71 from 2.59), which would continue in the near future. Overall, manufacturers were optimistic that conditions would continue to improve in the next six months.

2019-09-24
US Fifth District Manufacturing Activity Index Falls
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 dropped to -9 in September 2019 from 1 in the previous month and compared with market forecasts of -11. Shipments (-14 from 5 in August) and new orders (-14 from 2) fell and backlogs of orders (-11 from -9) and local business conditions (-15 from -3) declined further. Firms struggled to find workers with the necessary skills, the indicator for the average workweek hit a nine-year-low (-10 from 4) while employment rebounded (3 from -6). Respondents reported that the growth of prices paid held fairly steady (2.68 from 2.69), while of prices received increased (2.59 from 1.66). Looking ahead, manufacturers expected wages and employment to continue to grow but finding workers to continue to be a struggle in the next six months and regarding prices firms expected that both prices paid and received slow in the near future.

2019-08-27
Fifth District Manufacturing Activity Moderates in August
The Fifth District Manufacturing Index rose to +1 in August 2019 from -12 in the previous month and above market expectations of -4, according to the most recent survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Shipments and new orders rebounded from July's sharp declines and capital expenditures and inventories also increased, while the measure of local business conditions was slightly negative. Meanwhile, employment declined while the average workweek increased. Respondents reported persistent wage growth but still struggled to find workers with the necessary skills. They expected this struggle to continue, along with wage growth, in the coming months. Looking ahead, manufacturers were optimistic that conditions would improve in the next six months.

2019-07-23
US Fifth District Manufacturing Activity at 6-1/2-Year Low
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 fell to -12 in July 2019 from a downwardly revised 2 in the previous month and well below market expectations of 5. It was the lowest reading since January 2013, as shipments (-13 from 5 in June), new orders (-18 from -2) and employment (-3 from 4) dropped. Also, backlogs of orders declined to its lowest since April 2009 (-26 from -3), and local business conditions went down to -18 from 7, its largest one month drop on record. Additionally, raw materials (22 from 25) and finished goods (17 from 19) rose at a softer pace. On the price front, price pressures accelerated for both paid (3.04 from 1.89) and received (2.49 from 1.88). Firms were optimistic that conditions would improve in the coming months.

2019-06-25
Fifth District Manufacturing Activity Below Forecasts
The Manufacturing Activity Index in the US fifth district fell to 3 in June 2019 from 5 in May, below market consensus of 7. Employment (2 from 17 in May), raw materials (27 from 37) and finished goods (21 from 26) dropped. Meanwhile, shipments (7 from 2) and new orders (1 from 0) improved. On the price front, price pressures eased for prices paid (1.58 from 2.21) while accelerated for prices received (1.68 from 1.53). Firms were optimistic about growth in the coming months.


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.

United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 47.20 48.10 77.50 29.40 points [+]
Services PMI 53.20 52.80 61.00 49.30 points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.00 53.90 62.00 37.80 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.70 52.40 57.90 50.30 points [+]
Composite Pmi 53.10 52.70 61.00 50.00 points [+]
Industrial Production -1.00 -0.70 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.30 0.80 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.30 -0.90 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.02 77.37 89.39 66.69 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -2.00 0.20 23.20 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 0.80 0.00 25.50 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.00 0.30 6.30 -10.20 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 0.30 4.60 -7.00 percent [+]
New Orders 493029.00 496962.00 549482.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.70 0.20 10.40 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories -0.20 0.10 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 69.44 69.40 173.21 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.10 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22910.00 22483.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1868.66 1857.53 1873.90 14.67 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 102.70 104.70 108.80 80.10 points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 4.80 3.30 39.00 -34.30 points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 17.00 2.40 58.50 -57.90 points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index -5.00 -1.00 27.00 -44.00 points [+]
Ism New York Index 39.10 50.40 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -3.20 -1.30 47.60 -59.90 points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.35 0.41 2.79 -5.29 [+]
Chicago Pmi 48.90 46.30 78.60 21.20 points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.10 16.60 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 2.53 2.57 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 345.67 373.49 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -0.41 -2.55 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 1745.00 6678.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -92.00 -109.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Leading Economic Index 129.78 129.35 129.78 45.48 points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 676.00 673.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change 1.60 1.10 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 83.67 85.64 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Corruption Index 69.00 71.00 78.00 69.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 23.00 22.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Crude Oil Imports -53.00 -595.00 2201.00 -2518.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Distillate Fuel Production -251.00 -105.00 570.00 -699.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Distillate Stocks -1185.00 8171.00 11205.00 -13011.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Cushing Crude Oil Stocks -961.00 342.00 4737.00 -4184.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Gasoline Production 254.00 394.00 1082.00 -1494.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Steel Production 7233.00 7407.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Refinery Crude Runs 76.00 -386.00 1572.00 -3253.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Mining Production 1.40 2.30 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index -4.00 -3.00 35.00 -32.00 points [+]
Heating Oil Stocks 142.00 -168.00 94208.00 -92090.00 Thousand Barrels [+]