Richmond Fed Manufacturing Collapses To 2015 Lows, Drops Most In 9 Years

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden

The 3-month bounce in the Richmond Fed Manufacturing survey… is dead. From 13 in July, August saw it collapse to 0 (massivley missing expectations of a 10 print). This is the biggest absolute drop in the index since May 2006. Across the board, underlying factors crashed with Shipments plunging, New Orders cliff-diving, order backlogs disappearing and Capacity Utilization plunging. This is exactly what we would expect after a massive inventory build up that was not accompanied by a surge in sales… but the pundits stil proclaim “no signs of an imminent US recession.”

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