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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 Manufacturing Survey tracks factory activity in Texas on a monthly basis. Firms are asked whether output, employment, orders, prices and other indicators increased, decreased or remained unchanged over the previous month. Responses are aggregated into balance indexes where positive values generally indicate growth while negative values generally indicate contraction. About 100 manufacturers regularly participate in the survey.  Why Investors Care
 
 

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