Empire State Manufacturing Index Down 21 Points in October

Written by Sandy Williams

The headline index for the Empire State Manufacturing Survey Index fell 21 points in October. The general business index registered 6.2 after a robust September at 27.54. The decline indicates that business activity is still considered growing but a slower pace.

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the share of responses indicating that business conditions were the same as in September increased to 55.30 percent while the percent of those seeing lower conditions was relatively unchanged at 19.27 from 18.43.

The new orders index fell 19 points to -1.7 and shipments fell 26 points to a flat 1.1.

The indexes for prices paid and prices received both slipped lower for the month, to 11.36 from 23.91 and 6.82 from 17.39, respectively.

The employment index rose 7 points to 10.2 in October.

Looking toward the next six months, the general business index fell 5 points to 41.6. Future new orders decreased 3 points to 42.35, along with a 5 point decline in future shipments at 42.5.

Prices paid and received are expected to decline slightly in the next six months.

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