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Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index  
Released On 9/28/2017 11:00:00 AM For Sep, 2017
PriorActual
Level16 17 

Highlights
There's no visible impact from Hurricane Harvey on the Kansas City manufacturing region where the September index is 1 point higher at 17. Shipments are up 2 points to 25 which is a robust reading and hiring, up 4 points at an index of 18, has been very active this month. But new orders, at 10, are down 15 points but may begin to pick back up on replacement demand for equipment and vehicles damaged by Harvey. Input costs remain very high at 24 but don't show much new acceleration from August's 21 level. A welcome sign of price traction comes from selling prices which are up 5 points to 13. Factory inventories in the region are building at a steady and healthy rate, at least based on this sample. Yet there is one telling sign of possible hurricane impact as delivery times have slowed sharply this month but the effect may prove temporary. In sum, this report along with other regional reports are pointing to year-end strength for the factory sector.

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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