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Indicators & Data
We monitor and analyze economic conditions throughout our seven-state region and the nation, including agriculture, banking, housing, manufacturing and financial markets.
- Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED)
- Statistics: Releases and Historical Data
- Credit Conditions in the United States
- Prices and Inflation
- Labor Markets
- Federal Funds Target
- Daily Interest Rates
- Weekly Interest Rates
- Monthly Interest Rates
- Gross Domestic Product
- Latest FOMC Press Releases
- FOMC Minutes
- FOMC Calendar
Indicators & Data
- Kansas City Financial Stress Index
- Manufacturing Survey
- Low- and Moderate-Income Survey
- Agricultural Credit Survey
- Agricultural Finance Databook
District Banking Conditions (December 2012)
Bank earnings improved in 2012 with fewer banks experiencing a net loss. Loan loss provisions declined from 2011 levels and continue to be the primary driver for higher earnings. Problem assets also declined in 2012 with further improvement in the construction & land development (CLD) loan portfolio. Overall, asset quality continues to be a concern though with CLD and residential noncurrent loans remaining at elevated levels.
Lending Patterns of Small Commercial Banks (December 2012)
Nationwide, banks of all sizes increased overall lending over the past year, with larger banks increasing lending to a much greater extent. Meanwhile, a larger proportion of small banks increased their small business lending.
Regional Economic Indicators
Charts and data on various local vs. national trends in employment, manufacturing, construction and energy.
Regional Asset Indicators
Metrics that regions can use to better understand their economic assets and to help inform private, public, and nonprofit regional development strategies.
According to Chad Wilkerson, vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the survey revealed that Tenth District manufacturing activity fell by a similar modest amount as last month, and producers' expectations moderated but remained positive overall.Current Index