Tuesday, January 18, 2011

NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Index shows "conditions improved" in January

by Calculated Risk on 1/18/2011 08:30:00 AM

From the NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Survey

he Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicates that conditions for New York manufacturers improved in January. The general business conditions index rose 2 points to 11.9. The new orders index moved up 10 points to 12.4, and the shipments index surged 18 points to 25.4. After a sharp decline last month, the inventories index rose above zero. Employment indexes also climbed into positive territory.
This was below expectations for an increase to 14.0.