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Manufacturing Data & Trends

Manufacturing is a dynamic and changing industry. In this section of the site, we'll explore and analyze the current state of manufacturing and its potential future direction. To this end, several manufacturing indicators are listed below to paint a picture. These indicators were chosen to represent a current snapshot of different dimensions of the industry and its performance. The indicators are updated as new data becomes available. Links to the sources of these indicators are provided when available.


Manufacturing Data & Trends Contact: Kenneth P. Voytek

Data Indicators


Capacity Utilization
Federal Reserve
Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Labor Productivity & Costs

Employment, Hours & Earnings
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Current Employment Statistics

Balance of Trade
U.S. Census Bureau
Foreign Trade

New Orders, Inventories
U.S. Census Bureau
Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories & Orders

U.S. Census Bureau
Quarterly Financial Report

Purchasing Managers Index
Institute for Supply Management
ISM Report on Business