Philadelphia Fed Capex Index reflects capital expenditures in the manufacturing sector in the Philadelphia Federal Reserve zone. This region includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, i.e. states with high economic activity. The index provides an indirect outlook of the economic development of the entire country.
The index is calculated based on a survey of leading industrial enterprises in the region and is included in the Philadelphia Fed production activity index. The questionnaire contains questions about changes in capital expenditures. Index values above zero indicate an increase in expenditures and below zero mean contraction.
The chart of the entire available history of the "Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) of Philadelphia Capex Index" 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.
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