Richmond Fed manufacturing index

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Richmond Fed manufacturing index (also known as Fifth District Survey of Manufacturing Activity) is a sentiment indicator of the state of the manufacturing sector and is based on the opinion survey of the businesses in the Fifth District of the US Federal Reserve (District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and most of West Virginia). It is a fundamental indicator of minor importance due to its limited scope. However, it is sometimes used as a sort of a gauge for the overall health of the US economy. Index values above zero signal economic expansion. Index values below zero signal contraction. Positive surprises in the index’s reported value can lead to the USD appreciation. Negative surprises can lead to the USD depreciation. This manufacturing index is released monthly by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, which is the headquarters of the Fifth District of the US Federal Reserve. Normally, it is released on the 4th Thursday of the current month. The posts in this archive feature the Richmond Fed manufacturing index values released since late 2008.

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