Academic journal article Federal Reserve Bulletin

Domestic Nonfinancial Statistics

Academic journal article Federal Reserve Bulletin

Domestic Nonfinancial Statistics

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2.10 NONFINANCIAL BUSINESS ACTIVITY Selected Measures

Monthly data seasonally adjusted, and indexes 1992=100, except as noted

          Measure                      1996      1997      1998

 1 Industrial production(1)            119.5     126.8     131.3

   Market groupings
 2 Products, total                     114.4     119.6     123.5
 3   Final, total                      115.5     121.1     125.4
 4     Consumer goods                  111.3     114.1     115.2
 5     Equipment                       122.7     133.9     144.2
 6   Intermediate                      110.9     115.2     118.0
 7 Materials                           127.8     138.2     144.0

   Industry groupings
 8 Manufacturing                       121.4     129.7     135.1
 9 Capacity utilization,
    manufacturing (percent)(2)          81.4      82.0      80.8

10 Construction contracts(3)           130.9   143.1(r)    157.3(r)

11 Nonagricultural employment,
    total(4)                           117.3     120.3     123.4
12  Goods-producing, total               2.4       2.4       2.3
13   Manufacturing, total               97.4      98.2      98.5
14   Manufacturing, production
      workers                           98.6      99.6      99.6
15  Service-producing                  123.1     126.5     130.1
16 Personal income, total              165.7     174.9     183.8
17  Wages and salary disbursements     159.8     171.2     182.6
18   Manufacturing                     135.7     144.7     151.1
19  Disposable personal income(5)      164.5     172.3     179.2
20  Retail sales(5)                    162.5     170.1     178.5

Prices(6)
21 Consumer (1982-84= 100)             156.9     160.5     163.0
22 Producer finished goods
    (1982-100)                         131.3     131.8     130.7

      Measure                                   1999

                                       Jan.      Feb.      Mar.

 1 Industrial production(1)            132.3     132.5     133.3

   Market groupings
 2 Products, total                     124.5     124.6     125.2
 3   Final, total                      125.8     125.9     126.5
 4     Consumer goods                  115.2     115.3     115.3
 5     Equipment                       145.0     145.1     146.7
 6   Intermediate                      120.3     120.4     121.0
 7 Materials                           144.9     145.3     146.7

   Industry groupings
 8 Manufacturing                       136.4     136.9     137.5
 9 Capacity utilization,
    manufacturing (percent)(2)          79.5      79.5      79.5

10 Construction contracts(3)           179.0(r)  168.0(r)  164.0(r)

11 Nonagricultural employment,
    total(4)                           124.9     125.3     125.4
12  Goods-producing, total             102.6     102.7     102.5
13   Manufacturing, total               97.8      97.6      97.4
14   Manufacturing, production
      workers                           98.6      98.3      98.2
15  Service-producing                  132.1     132.5     132.7
16 Personal income, total              188.8     189.6     190.2
17  Wages and salary disbursements     189.0     190.2     190.6
18   Manufacturing                     152.4     152.8     152.9
19  Disposable personal income(5)      183.8     184.5     185.2

20  Retail sales(5)                    186.8     190.0     189.8

Prices(6)
21 Consumer (1982-84= 100)             164.3     164.5     165.0
22 Producer finished goods
    (1982-100)                         131.4     130.8     131.1

                                                  1999

        Measure                        Apr.       May        June(r)


 1 Industrial production(1)            133.7      134.0      134.2

   Market groupings
 2 Products, total                     125.6      125.8      125.7
 3   Final, total                      126.8      127.2      127.3
 4     Consumer goods                  115. … 
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