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United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index | 1993-2017 | Data

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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 was unchanged at 14 in August 2017, beating market expectations of 12. The improvement in employment (17 from 10 in July) and wages (18 from 17) offset a decline in shipments (8 from 13) and new orders (17 from 18). Optimism around manufacturing activity over the next six months eased from July. Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index in the United States averaged 1.94 Index Points from 1993 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 27 Index Points in March of 2004 and a record low of -44 Index Points in February of 2009.


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United States Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index Notes


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 August of 2017.






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14.00 14.00 27.00 -44.00 1993 – 2017
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United States

14.00
Aug/17

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