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Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index  
Released On 2/23/2017 11:00:00 AM For Feb, 2017
PriorActual
Level14 

Highlights
Hard data on the factory sector have been flat but not advance indications which are flashing strength ahead. The Kansas City Fed manufacturing index is up 5 points this month to 14 and is led by standout strength in new orders which are up 6 points to 26. And orders are filling up backlogs, at 19 for a 5 point gain. Employment is up 11 points to 17 with the workweek up 6 points to 15. Costs are rising but not selling prices, at least yet. Gains in this report are at 6-1/2 year highs and reflect, to a degree, easy comparisons after more than 2 years of energy-related weakness.

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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