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Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index  
Released On 10/26/2017 11:00:00 AM For Oct, 2017
PriorActual
Level17 23 

Highlights
The regional surveys have been very strong all year and are beginning to heat up some more. Kansas City's manufacturing composite is up 6 points this month to a 6-1/2 year best of 23. New orders lead the report at 27 followed by an enormous build in backlog orders which are up 16 points in the month to 23. The backlog build and also a large jump in finished inventories could reflect hurricane-related delivery delays. Delivery delays are extending into this month but no more severely than September.

Employment is at 21 and shipments at 25. Price data are steady with inputs showing sharp pressure and selling prices constructive traction.

Transportation issues are skewing some of the supply chain numbers but behind everything is robust strength in new orders. This week's durable goods report offered confirmation that the factory sector is enjoying a pivot higher.

Definition
The Kansas City Fed index offers a monthly assessment of change in the region's manufacturing sector. Positive readings indicate monthly growth and negative readings monthly contraction. Readings at zero indicate no change. The headline number is the composite index, an average of the production, new orders, employment, delivery time, and raw materials inventory indexes.  Why Investors Care
 
 

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