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Dallas Fed Mfg Survey  
Released On 5/29/2018 10:30:00 AM For May, 2018
PriorConsensusConsensus Range
Production Index25.3 
General Activity Index21.8 23.2 20.0  to 27.0 

Consensus Outlook
Regional factory surveys have been strong so far in May and another month of exceptional growth is the call for the Dallas Fed's report. Forecasters see the general activity index firming slightly to a consensus 23.2 vs 21.8 in April. Orders have been very strong in this sample accompanied, however, by signs of capacity stress including rising utilization and a multi-year high for input costs.

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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