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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

NY Fed: Manufacturing conditions "deteriorated significantly in October"

by Calculated Risk on 10/15/2008 09:14:00 AM

From the NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Survey

The Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicates that conditions for New York manufacturers deteriorated significantly in October. The general business conditions index dropped 17 points to a record-low -24.6. The new orders index also fell to a record low, and the indexes for shipments, unfilled orders, and inventories all declined sharply. The prices paid index eased significantly, to its lowest level of the year, while the prices received index also fell, although less sharply. Employment indexes were negative. Future indexes declined markedly with exceptionally large declines in the future new orders and shipments indexes.
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Talk about cliff diving.