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New York manufacturing climbs much more than expected

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 19, 2020
Growth in New York manufacturing activity saw a notable acceleration in the month of February, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York today.
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The New York Fed said its general business conditions index climbed to 12.9 in February from 4.8 in January, with a positive reading indicating growth in regional manufacturing activity. Economists had expected the index to inch up to 5.0.

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The bigger than expected increase by the headline index came as the new orders index shot up 16 points to 22.1 and the shipments index climbed to 18.9.