TABLE-N.Y. Fed manufacturing index 31.86 in April

April 15 (BestGrowthStock) – The New York Federal Reserve Bank said
on Thursday its “Empire State” manufacturing activity index
rose to 31.86 from 22.86 March.

Economists expected an April reading of 24.00.

Following is a breakdown of the survey’s components:

April March Feb Jan Dec

2010 2010 2010 2010 2009
General Business ———- Diffusion Index ——–
Conditions 31.86 22.86 24.91 15.92 4.50
Prices Paid 41.77 29.63 31.94 32.00 19.74
Prices Received 6.33 8.64 4.17 2.67 -9.21
New Orders 29.49 25.43 8.78 20.48 2.77
Shipments 32.10 25.58 15.14 21.07 8.38
Delivery Time 2.53 2.47 -6.94 6.67 -2.63
Inventories 11.39 4.94 0.00 -17.33 -18.42
Unfilled Orders -3.80 4.94 2.78 2.67 -21.05
Number of Employees 20.25 12.35 5.56 4.00 -5.26
Average Workweek 13.92 12.35 8.33 5.33 -5.26

April March Feb Jan Dec

2010 2010 2010 2010 2009
General Business ———- Six months from ——–
Conditions 55.70 54.32 52.78 56.00 52.63
Prices Paid 43.04 41.98 50.00 54.67 40.79
Prices Received 15.19 17.28 20.83 20.00 22.37
New Orders 46.84 51.85 55.56 52.00 48.68
Shipments 41.77 43.21 55.56 54.67 43.42
Delivery Time -7.59 1.23 4.17 -1.33 0.00
Inventories 3.80 7.41 12.50 5.33 7.89
Unfilled Orders 0.00 16.05 11.11 22.67 11.84
Number of Employees 29.11 17.28 27.78 26.67 21.05
Average Workweek -1.27 17.28 26.39 18.67 19.74
Capital Expenditures 31.65 27.16 27.78 33.33 30.26
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 31.86 in April