Posted October 23, 2017

Chicago Fed National Acitivity Index rose in September

Led by improvements in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index moved up to +0.17 in September from –0.37 in August.

The contribution from production-related indicators to the CFNAI increased to +0.10 in September from –0.33 in August. Total industrial production increased 0.3 percent in September after moving down 0.7 percent in August. The sales, orders, and inventories category also made a positive contribution to the CFNAI in September, edging up to +0.07 from +0.06 in August.

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