Kansas City Fed manufacturing activity index for March rises to 26 from 24

Kansas City Fed manufacturing activity index for March 2021

The Kansas City Fed manufacturing activity for March 2021 rose to 26 from 24 in February. The value equaled the estimate.  

KC Fed Manufadturing index

  • Employment fell to 17 versus 21 last month
  • average work week rose to 21 from 13 last month
  • shipments rose to 27 from 14 last month
  • production fell to 23 from 26 last month
  • new orders rose to 37 from 16 last month
  • new orders for exports fell to 1 from 9last month
  • prices for raw materials fell to 66 from 68 last month
  • prices received for finished products 31 versus 27 last month
  • supplier delivery time rose to 41 from 40 last month

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