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Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index  
Released On 2/22/2018 11:00:00 AM For Feb, 2018
PriorConsensusConsensus RangeActual
Level16 16.5 14.0  to 18.0 17 

Highlights
Manufacturing activity in the Kansas City Fed's district posted very solid growth in February, with the composite score beating expectations by rising 1 point to 17. The production component of the index rose 5 points to 21, as factory activity increased particularly for the production of metals, machinery, and plastics. Strength was also registered in shipments, up 10 from the prior month to 24, and employment, with the number of employees component up 5 points to 23 and the average workweek up 9 points to 11. Both prices received and prices paid saw increases, but especially the latter, with the component jumping 16 points to 50.

Consensus Outlook
The Kansas City manufacturing report, like other regional reports, has held steady and strong, at a composite score of 16 in January with February's consensus at 16.5. New orders and backlogs were both very strong in January.

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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