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.

2016 Manufacturing Survey Release Dates

Reference period Release dates
January Thursday, Jan. 28
February Thursday, Feb. 25
March Thursday, March 24
April Thursday, April 28
May Thursday, May 26
June Thursday, June 23
July Thursday, July 28
August Thursday, Aug. 25
September Thursday, Sept. 22
October Thursday, Oct. 27
November Friday, Nov. 18
December Thursday, Dec. 22