The Federal Reserve also publishes some industrial data that are not part of the G.17 release:
- Seasonal Factors for Domestic Auto and Truck Production
- Seasonal Factors for Motor Vehicle Sales
- Quality-Adjusted Price Indexes for Communications Equipment
- Computer Storage Equipment Price Index
- Microprocessor Price Index
- Manufacturing Investment and Capital
Monthly figures for motor vehicle assemblies in millions of units at an annual rate are published in Table 3 of the G.17 release. The Federal Reserve also publishes detailed information on the calculation of seasonal factors for domestic auto and truck production.
Latest Release (March 16, 2018)
The Federal Reserve Board provides seasonal factors for cars and light trucks to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) for use in the National Income and Product Accounts. A Technical Q&A with details on the calculation of the seasonal factors for light vehicles is available here.
Latest Release (July 31, 2018)
The Federal Reserve categorizes products in the Communications Equipment industry (North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 3342) using a taxonomy featuring three levels: High-level product classes, Mid-level product classes, and Low-level product classes. This taxonomy follows industry conventions as described in Byrne and Corrado (2015) rather than the NAICS definitions. The Federal Reserve publishes detailed information on quarterly and annual produce price indexes and annual industry price indexes.
Latest Release (June 1, 2018)
The computer storage price index provides an estimate of year-to-year price changes for computer storage equipment assuming that the quality of the device is unchanged. Data from IDC, a company specializing in information technology industries, were used to construct a matched-model quarterly price index, which was then converted to an annual index. This annual price index was incorporated into the industrial production index for computer storage equipment at the time of the annual revision to the G.17 statistical release on industrial production and capacity utilization that was published on April 1, 2016. More details on the data sources and index construction are available in a FEDS Note.
Latest Release (April 15, 2016)
A hedonic price index was developed to account for rapid performance gains in microprocessors (MPUs), the central processing units in computers. Hedonic price indexes use data on product characteristics to estimate what the change in product price would be if the quality of the product were held constant.
Latest Release (December 16, 2015)
G.17 data on investment and capital stocks by industry and broad asset class are provided to the National Bureau of Economic Research-Center for Economic Studies (NBER-CES) Manufacturing Industry Database. The NBER-CES Manufacturing Industry Database is publicly available and can be accessed here: http://www.nber.org/data/nberces.html.
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