Dallas Fed Manufacturing Beats Expectations

The September report on manufacturing from the Dallas Federal Reserve came in at 10.8, up from 6.8 last month and better than the 10.5 that was expected.

Perceptions of broader business conditions were more optimistic this month. The general business activity index moved up to a reading of 10.8, nearly four points above its nonrecession average of 7. The company outlook index rose from 1.5 to 5.8, due to a larger share of firms noting an improved outlook in September than in August,” the report said.

“Texas factory activity increased again in September, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose markedly from 6.8 to 17.6, indicating output grew at a faster pace than in August.”

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