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--5 Things We Learned From September Industrial Production Data
By Shikha Dave and Harrison Clarke
WASHINGTON (MNI) - The following are the key points from the
Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization data for September
released by the Federal Reserve Tuesday:
- Industrial production increased by 0.3% in September vs 0.2%
expected, after no revision to August and a downward revision to July.
Outside of the increase in motor vehicle production, industrial
production would have been up 0.2%.
- Manufacturing production rose 0.2% in the month on a 1.7%
increase in motor vehicles and parts production, but was up only 0.1%
outside of motor vehicles and parts.
- Utilities production was flat, with the mix showing a 0.2%
decrease in electricity production and a 1.2% increase in natural gas
- Mining production posted an increase of 0.5% in September,
following an downward revision to the August number from +0.7% to +0.4%.
- Capacity utilization came in at 78.1%, slightly lower the 78.2%
expected. This followed no revision from 78.1% in August. Manufacturing
capacity utilization rose by 0.1pp to 75.9%.
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