May 26, 2022

CONTACT: Pam Campbell

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released the May Manufacturing Survey today. According to Chad Wilkerson, vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the survey revealed that growth in Tenth District manufacturing activity slowed slightly but activity remained strong, and expectations for future activity also eased slightly from recent historical highs.

“The pace of regional factory growth slowed slightly but remained strong,” said Wilkerson. “Firms continued to report negative impacts from higher inflation and supply shortages. Nearly 70% of all firms reported worse supply disruptions and shortages compared with 2021, with most expecting conditions to last another six months or longer.”

A summary of the survey is attached. Historical data, results from past surveys, and release dates for future surveys can be found at External Link

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 External