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Repeats Story Initially Transmitted at 20:06 GMT Dec 8/15:06 EST Dec 8
                      Dec 15    Dec 15    Dec 15
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                      Empire
                         Mfg  Industrl  Capacity
                      Survey  Productn   Utilizn
Data For                 Dec       Nov       Nov
Denomination               %         %         %
Median Forecast **      17.8       0.3      77.2
High Forecast           20.0       0.4      77.3
Low Forecast            14.7       0.0      77.1
Mean                    17.2       0.3      77.2
Standard Deviation       1.8       0.1       0.1
No. of Responses           6        10         9
Amherst Pierpont          NA        NA        NA
Bank of the West        18.0       0.3      77.1
Capital Economics       15.0       0.3      77.2
CIBC                      NA       0.1      77.1
Comerica Bank             NA       0.3      77.3
Credit Suisse             NA       0.4      77.3
Deutsche Bank           17.5       0.2      77.2
FT Advisors             14.7       0.3      77.2
Natwest                   NA        NA        NA
NTL Bank Canada           NA       0.0        NA
RBC                     18.0       0.4      77.3
SocGen                    NA        NA        NA
UMaryland               20.0       0.3      77.2
     
** Note: The survey median is compiled solely from the forecasts listed above
and is not intended to represent a market consensus.
--MNI Washington Bureau; +1 202-371-2121; email: holly.stokes@marketnews.com
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