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Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index  
Released On 3/22/2018 11:00:00 AM For Mar, 2018
PriorActual
Level17 17 

Highlights
Among the regional manufacturing surveys, Kansas City is in the middle of the pack which nevertheless still translates to very strong growth. The composite index is unchanged this month at 17 though a dip in new orders, down 1, does stand out. Yet backlogs keep building to a very strong 14 and employment is soaring, up 3 points to 26. The workweek is up, deliveries are slowing sharply, and input costs are highly elevated which are all indications of rising pressure on the supply chain and potential capacity stress.

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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