Fed Industrial Production m/m reflects the production volume in the US in the given month compared to the previous one. The calculation includes the monthly industrial production of factories, mining enterprises and electric networks. Publishing business and periodicals are included as well. The index is calculated relative to the base period having a reference level of 100% (currently, it is the year of 2002).
The Fed uses this report for evaluating inflation and the country's manufacturing sector. The indicator can also be used to forecast the current period's GDP.
A higher than expected reading can have a positive effect on dollar quotes.
The chart of the entire available history of the "Federal Reserve System (Fed) Industrial Production m/m" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values of the economic indicator for the specified dates.
A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.