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 Report

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2018, 10:53 EDT    Next Release: Nov 29, 2018, 10:00 EST

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 Availability of Labor with Necessary Skills Index Oct 2018 -19.00
Carolinas Average Workweek Index Oct 2018 -4.00
Carolinas Business Services Expenditures Index Oct 2018 -3.00
Carolinas Expected Availability of Labor with Necessary Skills Index Oct 2018 -27.00
Carolinas Expected Average Workweek Index Oct 2018 4.00 -69.23%
Carolinas Expected Business Services Expenditures Index Oct 2018 8.00 100.0%
Carolinas Expected General Business Conditions Index Oct 2018 34.00 13.33%
Carolinas Expected Investment in New Equipment and Software Index Oct 2018 27.00 12.50%
Carolinas Expected Number of Employees Index Oct 2018 13.00 -40.91%
Carolinas Expected Prices Paid for Inputs Index Oct 2018 2.70 7.57%
Carolinas Expected Prices Received for Outputs Index Oct 2018 2.34 13.59%
Carolinas Expected Sales Index Oct 2018 47.00 14.63%
Carolinas Expected Total Capital Expenditures Index Oct 2018 26.00 13.04%
Carolinas Expected Wages Index Oct 2018 47.00 14.63%
Carolinas General Business Conditions Index Oct 2018 -3.00
Carolinas Investment in New Equipment and Software Index Oct 2018 15.00 -51.61%
Carolinas Number of Employees Index Oct 2018 17.00 -10.53%
Carolinas Prices Paid for Inputs Index Oct 2018 3.74 64.76%
Carolinas Prices Received for Outputs Index Oct 2018 1.91 26.49%
Carolinas Sales Index Oct 2018 -3.00
Carolinas Total Capital Expenditures Index Oct 2018 22.00 -18.52%
Carolinas Wages Index Oct 2018 23.00 -32.35%

Maryland Survey of Business Activity Report

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2018, 10:53 EDT    Next Release: Nov 29, 2018, 10:00 EST

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 Availability of Labor with Necessary Skills Index Oct 2018 -35.00
Maryland Average Workweek Index Oct 2018 6.00 100.0%
Maryland Business Services Expenditures Index Oct 2018 15.00
Maryland Equipment and Software Expenditures Index Oct 2018 24.00 50.00%
Maryland Expected Availability of Labor with Necessary Skills Index Oct 2018 -41.00
Maryland Expected Average Workweek Index Oct 2018 9.00
Maryland Expected Business Services Expenditures Index Oct 2018 9.00
Maryland Expected Equipment and Software Expenditures Index Oct 2018 26.00 85.71%
Maryland Expected General Business Conditions Index Oct 2018 21.00 -4.55%
Maryland Expected Number of Employees Index Oct 2018 26.00 36.84%
Maryland Expected Prices Paid for Inputs Index Oct 2018 2.88% 21.01%
Maryland Expected Prices Received for Outputs Index Oct 2018 2.17% 24.00%
Maryland Expected Sales and Shipments Index Oct 2018 29.00 16.00%
Maryland Expected Total Capital Expenditures Index Oct 2018 32.00 966.7%
Maryland Expected Wages Index Oct 2018 59.00 118.5%
Maryland General Business Conditions Index Oct 2018 -12.00
Maryland Number of Employees Index Oct 2018 9.00 -10.00%
Maryland Prices Paid for Inputs Index Oct 2018 3.14% -0.95%
Maryland Prices Received for Outputs Index Oct 2018 1.68% -14.29%
Maryland Sales and Shipments Index Oct 2018 -15.00
Maryland Total Capital Expenditures Index Oct 2018 9.00 -18.18%
Maryland Wages Index Oct 2018 29.00 38.10%

Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity Report

Last Updated: Oct 23, 2018, 10:00 EDT    Next Release: Nov 28, 2018, 10:00 EST

The Survey of Manufacturing Activity is sent to about 220 firms whose type, size, and location match the profile of overall manufacturing in the Fifth District. The respondents provide information on both current and expected activity, including shipments, orders, and inventories. It is published on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Chg Prev
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Average Wages Index Oct 2018 28.00 -15.15%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Average Workweek Index Oct 2018 16.00 -15.79%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Capacity Utilization Index Oct 2018 20.00 0.00%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Finished Goods Inventories Index Oct 2018 1.00 -83.33%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index Oct 2018 15.00 -48.28%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing New Order Volumes Index Oct 2018 20.00 -41.18%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Number of Employees Index Oct 2018 19.00 18.75%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Order Backlogs Index Oct 2018 13.00 -35.00%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Raw Materials Inventories Index Oct 2018 14.00 0.00%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Shipments Index Oct 2018 7.00 -78.79%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Vendor Lead Time Index Oct 2018 23.00 -28.12%

Richmond Fed Survey of Service Sector Activity Report

Last Updated: Oct 23, 2018, 10:00 EDT    Next Release: Nov 28, 2018, 10:00 EST

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 Oct 2018 37.00 23.33%
Richmond Fed Service Expected Product Demand Index Oct 2018 26.00 -49.02%
Richmond Fed Service Number of Employees Index Oct 2018 13.00 -40.91%
Richmond Fed Service Revenues Index Oct 2018 -1.00
Richmond Fed Services Price Trends Oct 2018 2.64% 9.09%
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