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Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index  
Released On 7/26/2018 11:00:00 AM For Jul, 2018
PriorActual
Level28 23 

Highlights
A little less acceleration in orders and production and even more stress in deliveries and prices, that's the story of the Kansas City Fed's July manufacturing survey which is headlined by a 5 point dip in the composite index to what is still a very strong 23.

New orders slipped 6 points to 21 with backlog orders down 1 point at 9. Production fell 16 points from an oversized June to 22 in July with the workweek down 11 points to 14 and shipments down 27 points to 12.

The decline in shipments is in part due to extending delays in delivery times which rose 6 points to 28. Price data show yet another increase in input costs, up 5 points to 52, and a 5 point rise in selling prices to 27 to indicate tangible pass through.

This sample, like other regional surveys, has more than enough business than it can handle. Manufacturing, as underscored by this morning's durable goods report, is enjoying a very strong year.

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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