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Release for: January 2019
Source: Kansas City Federal Reserve
Diffusion Indexes, seasonally adjusted
                                  Jan-19  Dec-18  Nov-18  Oct-18  Sep-18  Aug-18
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Manufacturing Indexes
Composite Index                       18      22      18      21      27      29
Production                            33      24      28      37      37      42
Volume of shipments                   30      25      27      34      34      39
Volume of new orders                  25      23      26      35      35      36
Backlog of orders                     17       7      10      25      18      18
Number of employees                   22      37      23      16      29      33
Average employee workweek             10      17      13       9      14      15
Prices rec'd for finished
product                               40      41      30      39      43      28
Prices paid for raw materials         49      50      42      43      57      41
Capital Expenditures                  33      33      26      16      35      29
New orders for exports                -4       9      20       9      14       9
Supplier delivery time*               13      17       9      13      18      20
Inventories:
Materials                             -2       7       6       5      15      14
Plants' finished goods                -5       9       8      -4       9      10
--MNI Washington Bureau; tel: +1 202-371-2121; email: kevin.kastner@marketnews.com
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