TABLE-N.Y. Fed manufacturing index 19.11 in May

May 17 (BestGrowthStock) – The New York Federal Reserve Bank said
on Monday its “Empire State” manufacturing activity index fell
to 19.11 from 31.86 in April.

Economists expected a May reading of 30.0.

Following is a breakdown of the survey’s components:

May April March Feb Jan

2010 2010 2010 2010 2010
General Business ———- Diffusion Index ——–
Conditions 19.11 31.86 22.86 24.91 15.92
Prices Paid 44.74 41.77 29.63 31.94 32.00
Prices Received 5.26 6.33 8.64 4.17 2.67
New Orders 14.30 29.49 25.43 8.78 20.48
Shipments 11.29 32.10 25.58 15.14 21.07
Delivery Time -6.58 2.53 2.47 -6.94 6.67
Inventories 1.32 11.39 4.94 0.00 -17.33
Unfilled Orders -7.89 -3.80 4.94 2.78 2.67
Number of Employees 22.37 20.25 12.35 5.56 4.00
Average Workweek 0.00 13.92 12.35 8.33 5.33

May April March Feb Jan

2010 2010 2010 2010 2010
General Business ———- Six months from ——–
Conditions 42.11 55.70 54.32 52.78 56.00
Prices Paid 46.05 43.04 41.98 50.00 54.67
Prices Received 23.68 15.19 17.28 20.83 20.00
New Orders 39.47 46.84 51.85 55.56 52.00
Shipments 35.53 41.77 43.21 55.56 54.67
Delivery Time -5.26 -7.59 1.23 4.17 -1.33
Inventories -1.32 3.80 7.41 12.50 5.33
Unfilled Orders 18.42 0.00 16.05 11.11 22.67
Number of Employees 28.95 29.11 17.28 27.78 26.67
Average Workweek 5.26 -1.27 17.28 26.39 18.67
Capital Expenditures 38.16 31.65 27.16 27.78 33.33
Note: Diffusion indexes represent the percentage indicating an
increase minus the percentage indicating a decrease.

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TABLE-N.Y. Fed manufacturing index 19.11 in May