Fifth District Indexes of Manufacturing Output

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Dan Bechter

Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Christine Chmura

Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Richard Ko

Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

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Date Written: 1988

Abstract

The absence of timely data on regional manufacturing output makes it difficult to determine what is happening in the manufacturing sector in a particular area. Data comparable to the monthly indexes of U.S. manufacturing output are not generally available for individual states or for specific regions of the country. Although annual surveys of manufacturers provide measures of output by state and industry, these data are published after a lag of more than a year. For example, data on state manufacturing output in 1986 are not yet available. Analysts of regional business conditions therefore need an indicator of current manufacturing output.

Suggested Citation

Bechter, Dan and Chmura, Christine and Ko, Richard, Fifth District Indexes of Manufacturing Output (1988). FRB Richmond Economic Review, vol. 74, no. 3, May/June 1988, pp. 23-33. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2122455

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Richard Ko

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