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Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index  
Released On 1/25/2018 11:00:00 AM For Jan, 2018
PriorPrior RevisedConsensusConsensus RangeActual
Level14 13 14 11  to 16 16 

Highlights
The Kansas City manufacturing report, like other regional reports, remains steady and strong, at a composite score of 16 in January vs a revised 13 in December. New orders are at 14 for a 3-point gain with backlogs rising sharply, up 12 points to 20. Employment is up 2 points to 18 with production steady at 16. Price data show increasing pressures for both inputs and, importantly, for selling prices as well. Inventories are also building which points to very healthy conditions for this report's sample.

Consensus Outlook
New orders and backlogs both slowed in December but manufacturing production in the Kansas City Fed's region accelerated strongly. Capacity measures showed pressure with hiring very solid. The Econoday consensus for January's Kansas City manufacturing index is for steady strength at 14.

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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