About This ArticleMay 2012

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was +0.11 in April, up from –0.44 in March.

Index Shows Economic Activity Increased in April
Last Updated: 05/21/12

Led by improvements in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) rose to +0.11 in April from –0.44 in March. Of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index, only the production and income category and sales, orders, and inventories category improved from March and made a positive contribution in April.