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Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity continued to grow in July
Posted: August 15, 2019 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Manufacturing activity in the region continued to grow, according to results from the August Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The survey's broad indicators remained positive, although their movements were mixed this month: The general activity, shipments, and employment indicators decreased from their readings last month, but the ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity recovered sharply in July
Posted: July 18, 2019 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Manufacturing conditions in the region showed improvement this month, according to firms responding to the July Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The survey’s indexes for general activity, new orders, shipments, and employment remained positive and increased from their June readings. Most of the survey’s future activity indexes ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity declined in June
Posted: June 20, 2019 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Manufacturing conditions in the region weakened this month, according to firms responding to the June Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The current activity index declined to a reading just above zero this month. The survey’s indexes for new orders, shipments, and employment remained positive but also declined from their May readings. Most ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity continued to grow in May
Posted: May 16, 2019 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Results from the May Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest continued growth for the region’s manufacturing sector. The survey’s indexes for general activity, shipments, and employment increased from their April readings. The new orders index remained positive but decreased modestly. The survey’s future activity index, after falling ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity continued to grow in April
Posted: April 18, 2019 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Regional manufacturing activity continued to grow in April, according to results from this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. Although the survey’s indicators for general activity and shipments fell from their readings last month, the indicators for new orders, employment, and the workweek improved. The survey’s indexes for ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity increased in March
Posted: March 21, 2019 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Manufacturing conditions in the region improved this month, according to firms responding to the March Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The indicators for general activity, new orders, and shipments returned to positive territory, while the indicator for employment remained positive. Price pressures also moderated, according to the ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity decreased in February
Posted: February 21, 2019 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Manufacturing conditions in the region weakened this month, according to firms responding to the February Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The indicators for general activity, new orders, and shipments fell into negative territory, but the indicator for employment remained positive. Input prices also moderated notably this month. ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity continued to grow in January
Posted: January 17, 2019 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Manufacturing activity in the region continued to grow, according to results from the January Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The survey’s broad indicators remained positive, although their movements were mixed again this month: The general activity and new orders indicators increased from their readings last month, while the indicators ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity continued to grow in December
Posted: December 20, 2018 at 08:30 PM (Thursday)

Manufacturing activity in the region continued to grow but remained subdued, according to results from the December Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The survey’s broad indicators were positive, but their movements were mixed this month: The general activity and shipments indicators fell from their readings last month, while the ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity Positive, but Weakens in November
Posted: November 15, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Growth in manufacturing activity slowed in November, according to results from this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The survey’s broad indicators for general activity, new orders, shipments, employment, and work hours remained positive but fell from their readings last month. The firms remained generally optimistic about ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity continued to grow in October
Posted: October 18, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Regional manufacturing activity continued to grow in October, according to results from this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The survey’s broad indicators for general activity, new orders, shipments, and employment remained positive and near their readings in September. The firms reported continued growth in employment and ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity continued to grow in September
Posted: September 20, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Regional manufacturing activity continued to grow in September, according to results from this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The survey’s broad indicators for general activity, new orders, shipments, and employment remained positive and increased from their readings in August. The survey’s respondents reported diminished ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity Still Positive but Weakened in August
Posted: August 16, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Growth in regional manufacturing activity slowed in August, according to results from this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. All the broad indicators remained positive but fell from their readings in July. The survey’s respondents continued to indicate price increases for purchased inputs and their own manufactured products, but ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity Continued to Expand in July
Posted: July 19, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Regional manufacturing activity continued to expand in July, according to results from this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. All the broad indicators remained positive, with the general activity and new orders indexes improving this month. The survey’s price indexes suggest widespread increases for purchased inputs, and more ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity Suggest Continuing Growth in June
Posted: June 21, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Results from the June Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest continued expansion of the region’s manufacturing sector. All the broad indicators remained positive, although the indicators for general activity and new orders fell notably. The firms continued to report higher prices for purchased inputs and their own manufactured ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity Suggest a Pickup in Growth in May
Posted: May 17, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Results from the May Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest a pickup in growth of the region’s manufacturing sector. The survey’s indexes for general activity, new orders, shipments, and employment increased from their readings in April. A notable share of firms also reported higher prices for their own manufactured goods this month. ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity Suggest Continued Growth in April
Posted: April 19, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Results from the April Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest continued growth for the region’s manufacturing sector. Although the survey’s indexes for general activity and employment improved slightly, the indexes for new orders and shipments moderated. The firms also reported higher prices for both inputs and their own manufactured ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity Continues to Growth in March
Posted: March 15, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Results from the March Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest continued growth for the region’s manufacturing sector. Although the survey’s index for general activity moderated, the indexes for new orders and shipments improved. The survey’s future indexes, measuring expectations for the next six months, reflected ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity Continues to Expand in February
Posted: February 15, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Results from the Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest that the region’s manufacturing sector continues to expand in February. The indexes for general activity, new orders, and employment were all positive this month and increased from their readings last month. Price increases for inputs were more widespread this month, according to ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity Shows Continued Growth in January
Posted: January 18, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Economic growth continued in January, according to the firms responding to this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The broadest measures of current conditions remained positive this month, although indexes for general activity, new orders, and employment declined from their readings in December. The firms reported higher prices ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity growth continues to improve in December
Posted: December 21, 2017 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Results from the December Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest that regional manufacturing conditions continued to improve. Indexes for general activity, new orders, and shipments were all positive this month and increased from their readings last month. The firms also reported continued expansion of employment. Most indicators ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity growth continued to expand in November
Posted: November 16, 2017 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Regional manufacturing activity continued to expand in November, according to results from this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The indexes for general activity and shipments fell from their October readings but remained positive, while the survey’s index for new orders rose. The employment index fell but remained elevated. ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity growth continues in October
Posted: October 19, 2017 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Manufacturing firms reported continued growth in regional manufacturing in October. The survey’s current indicators for general activity, new orders, shipments, and employment all remained positive this month. Both of the survey’s current labor market indicators showed notable improvement. The indexes assessing the six-month outlook suggest ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity growth broadens in September
Posted: September 21, 2017 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Manufacturing firms reported an improvement in regional manufacturing conditions in September. The survey’s current indicators for general activity, new orders, and shipments increased this month and suggest a broadening of growth. Price pressures also picked up, according to the reporting firms. The survey’s future indicators suggest ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity continued to advance in August
Posted: August 17, 2017 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Manufacturing conditions in the region continued to advance in August, according to firms responding to this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The diffusion index for general activity fell slightly but continued to reflect growth. There was a notable improvement in the new orders and shipments indexes, and overall employment ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity Suggest Positive but Weaker Growth in July
Posted: July 20, 2017 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Manufacturing activity in the region continues to grow but at a slower pace, according to results from the July Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The diffusion indexes for general activity, new orders, shipments, employment, and work hours remained positive but fell from their readings in June. Respondents also reported a moderation of ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity continued to reflect growth in June
Posted: June 15, 2017 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Regional manufacturing continues to expand, according to results from the June Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The diffusion index for general activity fell from its reading in May but remained positive and continued to reflect growth. Although many of the future indicators also declined, firms continue to expect growth over the next ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity continued to expand in May
Posted: May 18, 2017 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Results from the May Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest that regional manufacturing activity continued to expand this month. The diffusion indexes for general activity and shipments improved notably from their April readings. The indexes for new orders and employment, however, fell modestly from last month but remained at high ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity expanded at a slower pace in April
Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Results from the April Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest that regional manufacturing activity continued to expand, but at a slower pace than last month. The diffusion indexes for general activity, new orders, and shipments remained positive but fell from their readings in March. The current employment index, however, improved ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity continued to expand in March
Posted: March 16, 2017 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Results from the March Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest that regional manufacturing activity continued to expand. The diffusion index for general activity fell from its high reading in February, but the survey’s other broad indicators for new orders, shipments, and employment all improved or were steady this month. Price ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity Improvement Broadened in February
Posted: February 16, 2017 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Results from the February Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest that growth in regional manufacturing is broadening. The diffusion indexes for general activity, new orders, and shipments were all positive this month and increased notably from their readings last month. The surveyed firms continued to report growth in employment and ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity continued to improve in January
Posted: January 19, 2017 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Economic conditions continued to improve in January, according to the firms responding to this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The indexes for general activity, new orders, and employment were all positive this month and increased from their readings last month. Manufacturers have generally grown more optimistic in their ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity picked up in December
Posted: December 15, 2016 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Activity picked up in December, according to the firms responding to this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The indexes for general activity, shipments, and employment were all positive this month and increased from their readings last month. Manufacturers were much more optimistic about growth over the next six months. The ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity edged down in November
Posted: November 17, 2016 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Results from the November Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest that regional manufacturing activity continued to expand. The indexes for general activity, new orders, and shipments all remained positive this month. Overall, labor market conditions remained weak, however. More firms reported increases in prices in November compared ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity edged down in October
Posted: October 20, 2016 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Results from the October Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest that regional manufacturing conditions continued to improve. Indexes for general activity, new orders, and shipments were all positive this month. But firms reported continued weakness in overall labor market conditions. Firms expect continued growth for manufacturing over ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity Picks Up in September
Posted: September 15, 2016 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Results from the Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest that regional manufacturing conditions continued to improve in September. Indicators for general activity and new orders were positive and increased from their readings last month. Indicators for shipments and employment, however, were negative, suggesting weaker performance for ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Indicators Remain Weak in August
Posted: August 18, 2016 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Firms responding to the Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest that growth was positive but tenuous this month. The diffusion index for current general activity moved from a negative reading to a marginally positive reading, while the indicators for new orders and employment suggested continued general weakness in business conditions. ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Indicators fell slightly in July
Posted: July 21, 2016 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Manufacturing activity in the region fell slightly in July, according to firms responding to this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. Although the indicator for current general activity turned negative, indicators for new orders and shipments were positive. Employment was flat at the reporting firms this month. Firms reported ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Indicators Are Mixed in May
Posted: June 16, 2016 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Firms responding to the Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey reported little growth this month. Though the indicator for general activity was positive in June, other broad indicators continued to reflect general weakness in business conditions. The indicators for both employment and work hours remained negative. Forecasts of future ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Continued Tenuous Growth in April
Posted: May 19, 2016 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Firms responding to the Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey continued to report tenuous growth this month. The indicator for general activity was essentially unchanged in May and remained slightly negative. Other broad indicators also reflected general weakness in business conditions. The indicator for employment improved but remained ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported No Improvement in Activity
Posted: April 21, 2016 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Firms responding to the Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey reported no improvement in business conditions this month. The indicator for general activity, which rose sharply in March, fell to a slightly negative reading in April. Other broad indicators suggested a similar relapse in growth that was reported last month. The indicators for ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reflect a Pickup in Activity in February
Posted: March 17, 2016 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Firms responding to the Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey reported an improvement in business conditions this month. The indicator for general activity rose sharply in March to its first positive reading in seven months. Other broad indicators offered similar signals of growth: The indexes for shipments and new orders also rose notably. ...


Philadelphia January Outlook Suggest Continued Weak Activity
Posted: February 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Thursday)

Firms responding to the Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey reported continued weakness in business conditions this month. The indicator for general activity remained slightly negative this month, edging up only marginally from its reading in January. Other indicators offered mixed signals: The shipments index remained positive, but new ...


Philadelphia December Outlook Suggest Weak Activity
Posted: January 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Thursday)

Manufacturing conditions in the region contracted modestly this month, according to firms responding to the January Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The indicator for general activity remained negative this month; however, it rebounded from a lower reading in December. Other indicators offered mixed signals: Shipments increased this ...


Philadelphia December Outlook Weakens Further
Posted: December 17, 2015 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Manufacturing conditions in the region weakened this month, according to firms responding to the December Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The indicator for general activity, which was slightly positive last month, fell into negative territory. The indexes for new orders and shipments were mixed. Firms reported slight increases in ...


Philadelphia November Outlook Improved but Weakness Persists
Posted: November 19, 2015 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Manufacturing conditions in the region showed slight improvement this month, according to firms responding to the November Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The indicator for general activity was slightly positive this month, following two months in negative territory. Indexes for new orders and shipments remained negative, although ...


Philadelphia October Outlook Suggest Continued Weakness
Posted: October 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Thursday)

Manufacturing conditions in the region continued to weaken in October, according to firms responding to this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The indicator for general activity remained negative, while the new orders and shipments indexes turned negative this month. Labor market indicators also weakened. The survey’s indicators ...


Philadelphia September Outlook Suggest Mixed Growth
Posted: September 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Thursday)

Manufacturing conditions in the region were mixed in September, according to firms responding to this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The indicator for general activity fell into negative territory, but indicators for new orders, shipments, and employment remained positive. Evidence suggests that the responses regarding ...


Philadelphia August Outlook Suggest Modest Growth
Posted: August 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Thursday)

Manufacturing activity in the region increased in August, according to firms responding to this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The indicators for general activity are holding fairly steady and suggest modest growth. While firms reported increased shipments compared with the prior month, the current indicators for new orders ...


Philadelphia July Outlook Suggest Modest Growth
Posted: July 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Thursday)

Manufacturing activity in the region increased modestly in July, according to firms responding to this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. Indicators for general activity, new orders, and shipments remained positive, although they declined from their readings in June. Employment was essentially flat at the reporting firms this ...



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