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: May 3, 2018, 10:34 EDT    Next Release: May 24, 2018, 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 Apr 2018 -5.00
Maryland Average Workweek Index Apr 2018 3.00
Maryland Business Services Expenditures Index Apr 2018 8.00 33.33%
Maryland Equipment and Software Expenditures Index Apr 2018 -3.00
Maryland Expected Availability of Labor with Necessary Skills Index Apr 2018 -3.00
Maryland Expected Average Workweek Index Apr 2018 17.00 88.89%
Maryland Expected Business Services Expenditures Index Apr 2018 17.00 183.3%
Maryland Expected Equipment and Software Expenditures Index Apr 2018 14.00 -41.67%
Maryland Expected General Business Conditions Index Apr 2018 39.00 18.18%
Maryland Expected Number of Employees Index Apr 2018 28.00 211.1%
Maryland Expected Prices Paid for Inputs Index Apr 2018 2.10% -11.39%
Maryland Expected Prices Received for Outputs Index Apr 2018 2.15% 11.40%
Maryland Expected Sales and Shipments Index Apr 2018 33.00 -8.33%
Maryland Expected Total Capital Expenditures Index Apr 2018 19.00 -13.64%
Maryland Expected Wages Index Apr 2018 44.00 4.76%
Maryland General Business Conditions Index Apr 2018 14.00
Maryland Number of Employees Index Apr 2018 11.00 -35.29%
Maryland Prices Paid for Inputs Index Apr 2018 2.10% -2.33%
Maryland Prices Received for Outputs Index Apr 2018 1.68% 9.80%
Maryland Sales and Shipments Index Apr 2018 0.00 -100.0%
Maryland Total Capital Expenditures Index Apr 2018 8.00 -11.11%
Maryland Wages Index Apr 2018 29.00 11.54%

Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity Report

Last Updated: May 22, 2018, 15:56 EDT    Next Release: Jun 26, 2018, 10:00 EDT

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 May 2018 28.00 3.70%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Average Workweek Index May 2018 9.00 12.50%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Capacity Utilization Index May 2018 19.00
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Finished Goods Inventories Index May 2018 8.00 -46.67%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index May 2018 16.00
Richmond Fed Manufacturing New Order Volumes Index May 2018 16.00
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Number of Employees Index May 2018 18.00 50.00%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Order Backlogs Index May 2018 7.00
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Raw Materials Inventories Index May 2018 19.00 11.76%
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Shipments Index May 2018 15.00
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Vendor Lead Time Index May 2018 17.00 -5.56%

Richmond Fed Survey of Service Sector Activity Report

Last Updated: May 22, 2018, 10:01 EDT    Next Release: Jun 26, 2018, 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 May 2018 17.00 6.25%
Richmond Fed Service Expected Product Demand Index May 2018 34.00 -5.56%
Richmond Fed Service Number of Employees Index May 2018 12.00 71.43%
Richmond Fed Service Revenues Index May 2018 11.00 450.0%
Richmond Fed Services Price Trends May 2018 1.32% -16.98%
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