Summary of Returns
September 2018

                       September vs. August          Six Months from Now
                                                     vs. September

                 Prev.                         Prev.
                 Diff.  Inc. No ch. Dec. Diff. Diff.  Inc. No ch. Dec. Diff.
                 Index                   Index Index                   Index

General Business   11.9  38.2  45.5  15.3  22.9  38.8  52.5  24.5  16.1  36.3
Conditions

New Orders          9.9  42.0  37.1  20.6  21.4  38.1  50.0  27.4  15.3  34.7

Shipments          16.6  34.6  47.8  15.0  19.6  42.1  50.0  30.8  14.5  35.5

Unfilled Orders     5.6  23.8  64.9  11.2  12.6  12.3  24.4  56.3  13.9  10.5

Delivery Times      6.4  19.3  72.0   8.2  11.1   2.5  12.8  73.4   7.6   5.2

Inventories        15.4  16.8  63.0  20.2  -3.5   2.2  21.7  50.7  21.3   0.4

Prices Paid        55.0  44.4  50.8   4.8  39.6  60.2  54.5  35.8   4.9  49.6

Prices Received    33.2  25.4  68.7   5.8  19.6  58.9  48.1  42.7   3.9  44.2

Number of Emp.     14.3  26.3  65.0   8.7  17.6  32.1  37.6  52.4   5.8  31.7

Avg. Emp. Wrkwk.   10.7  23.8  64.4   9.2  14.6  15.2  19.1  68.9   8.2  10.8

Capital Ex.        --    --    --    --    --    27.1  31.7  54.8   5.0  26.7


Notes: (1) Diffusion indexes represent the percentage of respondents indicating
           an increase minus the percentage indicating a decrease.
       (2) All data are seasonally adjusted.
       (3) Percentages may not sum to 100 percent because of rounding,
           omission by respondents, or both.
       (4) Survey results reflect data received through September 17, 2018.

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey
Released: September 20, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. ET.

September 2018 Release

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