Thursday, February 25, 2016

Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Survey: February 2016

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, like other district FRBs (New York, Philadelphia, Richmond and Dallas), tracks its region’s manufacturing activity by surveying a number of important indicators such as general activity, production, shipments, orders, employment and prices for raw materials and finished products.

The latest results are indicating that the assessments of manufacturing activity continued to indicate contraction falling to a level of -12 in February with ALL component measures declining on the month.

It's important to note that the current level of the Composite index is roughly equivalent to the level seen during the middle of the Great Recession seemingly indicating, yet again, that our current expansion has drawn to a close.