About This Article April 2012
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –0.29 in March, down from +0.07 in February.

Index Shows Economic Activity Decreased in March
Last Updated: 04/26/12

Led by declines in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) decreased to –0.29 in March from +0.07 in February. All four broad categories of indicators that make up the index deteriorated from February, with the production and income and personal consumption and housing categories both making a negative contribution to the index in March.