The Empire State Manufacturing Survey: February 2016

by: Sold At The Top

The Empire State Manufacturing Survey consists of a series of diffusion indices distilled from a monthly survey of New York regional manufacturing executives and seeks to identify trends across 22 different current and future manufacturing-related activities.

Today's report showed a slight improvement for both current and future assessments of manufacturing activity, with the current activity index rising to a still recessionary level of -16.64, while future activity rose to a weak level of 14.48.

Current prices paid declined to 2.97, while current new orders improved to a notably weak level of -11.63 and assessments of future new orders rose to 22.15.