FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2021
CONTACT: Pam Campbell
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released the February Manufacturing Survey today. According to Chad Wilkerson, vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the survey revealed that Tenth District manufacturing activity climbed higher in February compared to a month ago and a year ago, and expectations for future activity increased.
“Regional factories reported higher activity in February,” said Wilkerson. “Most businesses reported more production and shipments, despite some difficulties due to the extreme weather events recently. However, rising materials prices and shipping delays have negatively affected 85% of firms.”
Historical data, results from past surveys and release dates for future surveys can be found at www.kansascityfed.org/surveys/manufacturing-survey.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City serves the Tenth Federal Reserve District, encompassing the western third of Missouri; all of Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wyoming; and the northern half of New Mexico. As part of the nation’s central bank, the Bank participates in setting national monetary policy, supervising and regulating numerous commercial banks and bank holding companies, and providing financial services to depository institutions. More information is available online at www.kansascityfed.org.