Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is the headquarters of the Fifth District of the Federal Reserve located in Richmond, Virginia. It covers the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and most of West Virginia

http://www.richmondfed.org/

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Last Updated: Aug 27 2020, 11:54 EDT    Next Release: Sep 24 2020, 10:00 EDT

The Carolinas Survey of Business Activity is a survey sent to 160 businesses in North Carolina and South Carolina whose firm type, size, and location collectively match the profile of business in the Carolinas. About 75 of these contacts typically respond. Information is provided on current activity as well as expected activity over the next 6 months. It is released on the fourth Thursday of every month.

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Chg Prev
Carolinas Average Workweek Index Aug 2020 4.00
Carolinas Business Services Expenditures Index Aug 2020 -8.00
Carolinas Expected General Business Conditions Index Aug 2020 15.00 -44.44%
Carolinas Expected Prices Paid for Inputs Index Aug 2020 2.12 1.92%
Carolinas Expected Prices Received for Outputs Index Aug 2020 1.19 -14.39%
Carolinas Expected Sales Index Aug 2020 15.00 -25.00%
Carolinas General Business Conditions Index Aug 2020 0.00 -100.0%
Carolinas Number of Employees Index Aug 2020 11.00 266.7%
Carolinas Prices Paid for Inputs Index Aug 2020 2.41 8.07%
Carolinas Prices Received for Outputs Index Aug 2020 1.30 -25.29%
Carolinas Sales Index Jul 2020 12.00
Carolinas Wages Index Aug 2020 18.00 20.00%

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Last Updated: Aug 27 2020, 11:54 EDT    Next Release: Sep 24 2020, 10:00 EDT

The Maryland Survey of Business Activity is a survey sent to 160 businesses in Maryland whose firm type, size, and location collectively match the profile of business in the Maryland. About 75 of these contacts typically respond. Information is provided on current activity as well as expected activity over the next 6 months. It is released on the fourth Thursday of every month.

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Chg Prev
Maryland Business Services Expenditures Index Aug 2020 -15.00
Maryland Expected Business Services Expenditures Index Aug 2020 -17.00
Maryland Expected General Business Conditions Index Aug 2020 7.00 75.00%
Maryland Expected Number of Employees Index Aug 2020 2.00 -86.67%
Maryland Expected Prices Paid for Inputs Index Aug 2020 2.60% -27.98%
Maryland Expected Prices Received for Outputs Index Aug 2020 1.30% -28.57%
Maryland General Business Conditions Index Aug 2020 -10.00
Maryland Number of Employees Index Aug 2020 7.00
Maryland Prices Paid for Inputs Index Aug 2020 2.81% 13.31%
Maryland Prices Received for Outputs Index Aug 2020 1.19% 25.26%

Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity

Last Updated: Aug 25 2020, 10:00 EDT    Next Release: Sep 22 2020, 10:00 EDT

The Survey of Manufacturing Activity is sent electronically to manufacturing firms that are selected for participation according to their type of business, location, and firm size. About 200 contacts receive questionnaires and approximately 90 to 95 of those surveyed respond in a typical month. Respondents report on various aspects of their business, such as shipments, new orders, order backlogs, inventories, and expectations for business activity during the next six months.

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Chg Prev
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index Aug 2020 18.00 80.00%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing New Order Volumes Index Aug 2020 15.00 66.67%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Number of Employees Index Aug 2020 17.00
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Order Backlogs Index Aug 2020 6.00 20.00%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Raw Materials Inventories Index Aug 2020 10.00 -16.67%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Shipments Index Aug 2020 22.00 -4.35%

Richmond Fed Survey of Service Sector Activity

Last Updated: Aug 25 2020, 10:00 EDT    Next Release: Sep 22 2020, 10:00 EDT

The Survey of Service Sector Activity is taken by various retailers, wholesalers, and other non-retail services. The respondents provide information on sales revenues, inventories, and shopper traffic, as well as information on employment, wages, and prices.

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Chg Prev
Richmond Fed Service Average Wages Index Aug 2020 2.00
Richmond Fed Service Expected Product Demand Index Aug 2020 7.00 -46.15%
Richmond Fed Service Number of Employees Index Aug 2020 0.00
Richmond Fed Service Revenues Index Aug 2020 2.00
Richmond Fed Services Price Trends Aug 2020 2.39% 18.91%

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