The accumulated results help trace longer term trends. The survey monitors manufacturing plants selected according to geographic distribution, industry mix and size. Survey results reveal changes in several indicators of manufacturing activity, including production and shipments, and identify changes in prices of raw materials and finished products.

2018 Manufacturing Survey Release Dates

Reference period Release dates
January Thursday, Jan. 25
February Thursday, Feb. 22
March Thursday, March 22
April Thursday, April 26
May Thursday, May 24
June Thursday, June 28
July Thursday, July 26
August Thursday, Aug. 23
September Thursday, Sept. 27
October Thursday, Oct. 25
November Friday, Nov. 16
December Friday, Dec. 21