Monday, April 25, 2016

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey: April 2016

Today, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released their latest read on manufacturing in their region indicating that assessments of manufacturing activity remained in contraction in April with the current general business activity index falling slightly to a recessionary level of -13.9 while the future general business activity index also worsened to a weak level of 0.4.

These results are an indication (consistent with other regional and national manufacturing activity data-points) that the U.S. manufacturing sector has clearly slumped into recessionary levels as of late and provides yet another likely harbinger of what is to come in 2016 for the general economy.