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Dallas Fed Mfg Survey  
Released On 1/30/2017 10:30:00 AM For Jan, 2017
PriorPrior RevisedActual
Production Index13.8 14.8 11.9 
General Activity Index15.5 17.7 22.1 

Highlights
The Dallas Fed joins other regional reports pointing to strength for the nation's factory sector. The production index did slow but remains in the double digits, at 11.9 in January vs a revised 14.8 for December. And new orders are on the rise, at 15.7 vs December's 10.1 for the strongest showing since April 2014.

Unfilled orders, at a modest looking 5.2, are the strongest since June 2012. Employment is another positive, at 6.1 vs minus 3.4 for the best showing since December 2015. And the general activity index underscores the strength, at 22.1 vs an upward revised 17.7 and the best reading since all the way back at the beginning of the cycle in April 2010. Price data show slightly increasing pressures while inventories, reflecting the production strength, are on the decline.

This report offers a special look at the oil patch, underscoring that 2-1/2 tough years following the price collapse for oil are finally behind the sector.

Definition
The Dallas Fed conducts this monthly survey of manufacturers in Texas regarding their operations in the state. Participants from across the state represent a variety of industries. In the latter half of the month, the questions for the manufacturing survey are electronically transmitted to respondents and answers are collected over a few days. About 100 manufacturers regularly participate in the Dallas Fed survey, which began collecting data in mid-2004. Participants are asked whether various indicators have increased, decreased or remained unchanged. Answers cover changes over the previous month and expectations for activity six months into the future. The breakeven point for each index is zero with positive numbers indicating growth and negative numbers reflecting decline.  Why Investors Care
 
 

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