Gauging Manufacturing Activity: The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Survey of Manufacturers

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Robert Lacy

Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Date Written: 1999

Abstract

Since November 1993, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond has conducted a monthly survey of business activity at Fifth District manufacturing firms. This survey has proven to be a valuable instrument for gathering regional economic data. An analysis of five years of data shows that the survey provides a timely indicator of changes in employment in the District's manufacturing sector. Several survey indexes also demonstrate potential usefulness as indicators of changes in national manufacturing measures.

Suggested Citation

Lacy, Robert, Gauging Manufacturing Activity: The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Survey of Manufacturers (1999). FRB Richmond Economic Quarterly, vol. 85, no. 1, Winter 1999, pp. 79-98, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2129910

Robert Lacy (Contact Author)

Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

P.O. Box 27622
Richmond, VA 23261
United States

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