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.

2017 Manufacturing Survey Release Dates

Reference period Release dates
January Thursday, Jan. 26
February Thursday, Feb. 23
March Thursday, March 23
April Thursday, April 27
May Thursday, May 25
June Thursday, June 22
July Thursday, July 27
August Thursday, Aug. 24
September Thursday, Sept. 28
October Thursday, Oct. 26
November Friday, Nov. 17
December Friday, Dec. 22