Posted December 31, 2018

Chicago Fed National Activity Index shows growth

Led by improvements in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index increased to +0.22 in November from a neutral reading in October.

Two of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index increased from October, and three of the four categories made positive contributions to the index in November.

The contribution from the sales, orders, and inventories category to the CFNAI moved up to +0.09 in November from –0.02 in October.

The index’s three-month moving average moved down to +0.12 in November from +0.23 in October.