Gives an indication of where the Wichita economy is headed over the next six months
The leading index has also improved from March to April, by 0.4 percent. This indicates that economic activity is anticipated to be slightly higher in the late fall than the current level of economic activity in the Wichita area. This can be attributed to an improvement in the Kansas Leading Index between March and April. The improvement in the Kansas Leading Index was slightly offset by small decreases in the Aircraft Production Index and the National Industrial Production Index.