Der New York Empire State Index (Dezember) für die Produktion im US-Bundesstaat New York ist mit -14,5 Punkten deutlich schwächer ausgefallen als erwartet (Prognose war +2,0 / Vormonat war +9,1).
Dazu schreibt die New York Fed:
„Business activity declined in New York State, according to firms responding to the December 2023 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index fell twenty-four points to -14.5, continuing to oscillate around -8.6—the average observed over the past year. New orders fell for a third consecutive month, and shipments also declined. Unfilled orders continued to shrink significantly, and delivery times shortened at the fastest pace since well before the pandemic. Inventories moved lower. Employment declined modestly, and the average workweek edged down. The pace of input price increases moderated, while the pace of selling price increases held steady. After reporting a steep drop in the outlook last month, firms were a little more positive in December, but their optimism remained quite subdued.“
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