TABLE – Chicago Fed Midwest factory activity up in October

CHICAGO, Nov 29 (BestGrowthStock) – Following are details from
the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank’s Midwest manufacturing index.

Percent change from month prior (seasonally adjusted) and
from year earlier:

Oct ’10 Sept ’10 Aug ’10 Oct ’10/09
CFMMI 0.7 0.2 -1.5 8.6
Auto 0.5 0.4 -7.9 9.1
Steel 0.7 0.0 0.8 19.3
Machinery 1.5 -0.5 -0.2 9.0
Resources 0.4 0.6 1.7 6.3

Index levels (2002=100)

(Federal Reserve Board’s industrial production index for
manufacturing is given for comparison):

Oct ’10 Sept ’10 Aug ’10
CFMMI 80.9 80.3 80.1
Auto 68.8 68.5 68.2
Steel 76.4 75.8 75.8
Machinery 76.3 75.2 75.6
Resources 94.9 94.5 93.9
IPMFG 92.2 91.7 91.5

NOTES:

The Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index is a monthly
estimate of manufacturing output in the region by major
industries. The survey covers the five states that make up the
seventh Federal Reserve district: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Michigan and Wisconsin.

Historical data available at http://www.chicagofed.org

TABLE – Chicago Fed Midwest factory activity up in October