Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Survey - TheStreet Definition

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Official name: Survey of Tenth District Manufacturers

What exactly? Regional manufacturing index that covers Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, northern New Mexico and western Missouri. The production index signals factory-sector expansion when above zero and contraction when below it.

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Frequency: Quarterly

Released when? Around the 18th of February, May, August and September at 11 a.m. Eastern. Data for prior month.

Market importance: None. Not available until after the national Purchasing Managers' Index -- as well as a host of other regional manufacturing indices -- have been released. Too dated. Not worth tracking.

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