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: Dec 5, 2017, 14:50 EST    Next Release: May 24, 2018, 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 Availability of Labor with Necessary Skills Index Nov 2017 -2.00 -77.78%
Carolinas Average Workweek Index Nov 2017 15.00
Carolinas Business Services Expenditures Index Nov 2017 10.00 25.00%
Carolinas Expected Availability of Labor with Necessary Skills Index Nov 2017 -1.00 -87.50%
Carolinas Expected Average Workweek Index Nov 2017 7.00 -22.22%
Carolinas Expected Business Services Expenditures Index Nov 2017 20.00 233.3%
Carolinas Expected General Business Conditions Index Nov 2017 35.00 20.69%
Carolinas Expected Investment in New Equipment and Software Index Nov 2017 30.00 20.00%
Carolinas Expected Number of Employees Index Nov 2017 27.00 42.11%
Carolinas Expected Prices Paid for Inputs Index Nov 2017 1.91 13.69%
Carolinas Expected Prices Received for Outputs Index Nov 2017 1.69 39.67%
Carolinas Expected Sales Index Nov 2017 41.00 10.81%
Carolinas Expected Total Capital Expenditures Index Nov 2017 38.00 31.03%
Carolinas Expected Wages Index Nov 2017 41.00 17.14%
Carolinas General Business Conditions Index Nov 2017 31.00 106.7%
Carolinas Investment in New Equipment and Software Index Nov 2017 21.00 -4.55%
Carolinas Number of Employees Index Nov 2017 13.00 30.00%
Carolinas Prices Paid for Inputs Index Nov 2017 1.64 3.14%
Carolinas Prices Received for Outputs Index Nov 2017 1.42 33.96%
Carolinas Sales Index Nov 2017 37.00 236.4%
Carolinas Total Capital Expenditures Index Nov 2017 25.00 8.70%
Carolinas Wages Index Nov 2017 20.00 0.00

Maryland Survey of Business Activity Report

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2016, 10:00 EST    Next Release: May 25, 2017, 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 Availability of Labor with Necessary Skills Index Nov 2016 -9.756 -41.46%
Maryland Average Workweek Index Nov 2016 9.756 -48.78%
Maryland Business Services Expenditures Index Nov 2016 12.82 70.94%
Maryland Expected Availability of Labor with Necessary Skills Index Nov 2016 -12.82 -14.53%
Maryland Expected Average Workweek Index Nov 2016 -15.38 23.08%
Maryland Expected Business Services Expenditures Index Nov 2016 0.00 -100.0%
Maryland Expected General Business Conditions Index Nov 2016 7.692 -38.46%
Maryland Expected Investment in New Equipment and Software Index Nov 2016 18.42 19.74%
Maryland Expected Number of Employees Index Nov 2016 0.00 -100.0%
Maryland Expected Prices Paid for Inputs Index Nov 2016 2.031 -6.12%
Maryland Expected Prices Paid for Outputs Index Nov 2016 1.479 -2.46%
Maryland Expected Sales and Shipments Index Nov 2016 -2.632 -151.3%
Maryland Expected Total Capital Expenditures Index Nov 2016 5.128 2.56%
Maryland Expected Wages Index Nov 2016 23.08 -7.69%
Maryland General Business Conditions Index Nov 2016 17.50 43.50%
Maryland Investment in New Equipment and Software Index Nov 2016 28.21 2.56%
Maryland Number of Employees Index Nov 2016 19.51 -31.71%
Maryland Prices Paid for Inputs Index Nov 2016 1.50 6.15%
Maryland Prices Paid for Outputs Index Nov 2016 1.869 4.01%
Maryland Sales and Shipments Index Nov 2016 7.692 -38.46%
Maryland Total Capital Expenditures Index Nov 2016 17.50 19.58%
Maryland Wages Index Nov 2016 31.71 2.44%

Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity Report

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2017, 10:16 EST    Next Release: Dec 26, 2017, 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 Nov 2017 21.00 -12.50%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Average Workweek Index Nov 2017 17.00 112.5%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Capacity Utilization Index Nov 2017 19.00 171.4%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Finished Goods Inventories Index Nov 2017 9.00 -35.71%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index Nov 2017 30.00 150.0%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing New Order Volumes Index Nov 2017 35.00 105.9%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Number of Employees Index Nov 2017 18.00 80.00%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Order Backlogs Index Nov 2017 21.00 200.0%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Raw Materials Inventories Index Nov 2017 20.00 -4.76%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Shipments Index Nov 2017 33.00 266.7%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Vendor Lead Time Index Nov 2017 18.00 0.00

Richmond Fed Survey of Service Sector Activity Report

Last Updated: Dec 27, 2016, 10:00 EST    Next Release: May 23, 2017, 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 Non-Retail Service Average Wages Index Dec 2016 19.00 58.33%
Richmond Fed Non-Retail Service Expected Product Demand Index Dec 2016 30.00 57.89%
Richmond Fed Non-Retail Service Number of Employees Index Dec 2016 16.00 14.29%
Richmond Fed Non-Retail Service Revenues Index Dec 2016 -1.00 -120.0%
Richmond Fed Non-Retail Services Price Trends Dec 2016 1.27% 13.39%
Richmond Fed Retail Service Average Wages Index Dec 2016 49.00 206.2%
Richmond Fed Retail Service Big-Ticket Sales Index Dec 2016 35.00 169.2%
Richmond Fed Retail Service Expected Product Demand Index Dec 2016 72.00 67.44%
Richmond Fed Retail Service Inventories Index Dec 2016 2.00 -120.0%
Richmond Fed Retail Service Number of Employees Index Dec 2016 -6.00 -160.0%
Richmond Fed Retail Service Sales Index Dec 2016 30.00 -433.3%
Richmond Fed Retail Service Shopper Traffic Index Dec 2016 29.00 -422.2%
Richmond Fed Retail Services Price Trends Dec 2016 1.51% 23.77%
Richmond Fed Service Average Wages Index Dec 2016 24.00 100.0%
Richmond Fed Service Expected Product Demand Index Dec 2016 30.00 57.89%
Richmond Fed Service Number of Employees Index Dec 2016 12.00 -7.69%
Richmond Fed Service Revenues Index Dec 2016 4.00 33.33%
Richmond Fed Services Price Trends Dec 2016 1.31% 14.91%
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