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Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index  
Released On 12/22/2017 11:00:00 AM For Dec, 2017
PriorActual
Level16 14 

Highlights
Manufacturing activity in the Kansas City Fed's district proved very strong this month, at a December composite score of 14 and showing outsized strength for production and slower but more sustainable growth for new orders and backlogs. Capacity measures continue to show pressure with hiring very strong and prices, both for inputs and final goods, on the rise. And delivery times are lengthening sharply. Respondents in the regional factory reports like Kansas City have been reporting about as much strength as they can handle without overheating, a contrast to actual data on the national factory sector where strength is more moderate.

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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