U.S. Industrial Production Drops Again In May

U.S. industrial production decreased 0.2% in May after having decreased 0.5% in April. This was the 6th consecutive month without an increase in the index.

At 105.1% of its 2007 average, total industrial production in May was only 1.4% above its level of a year earlier.

IP Change

Industrial Production

The output of manufacturing decreased 0.2% in May, production at mines decreased 0.3%, and output of utilities increased 0.2%.

Capacity utilization for total industry decreased in May to 78.1%, less than the long-run (1972–2014) average of 80.1%.

Capacity Utilizations

U.S. Industrial Production Declines Again In April

U.S. industrial production decreased 0.3% in April after having decreased 0.3% in March. At 105.2% of its 2007 average, total industrial production in April was 1.9% above its level of a year earlier.

IP Change

Industrial Production

The output of manufacturing was unchanged in April, production at mines decreased 0.8%, and output of utilities decreased 1.3%.

Capacity utilization for total industry decreased in April to 78.2%, less than the long-run (1972–2014) average of 80.1%.

Capacity Utilization

U.S. Industrial Production Drops In March

U.S. industrial production decreased 0.6% in March after having increased 0.1% in February. At 105.2% of its 2007 average, total industrial production in March was 2.0% above its level of a year earlier.

IP Change

Industrial Production

The output of manufacturing increased 0.1% in March, production at mines decreased 0.7%, and output of utilities decreased 5.9%.

Capacity utilization for total industry decreased in March to 78.4%, less than the long-run (1972–2014) average of 80.1%.

Capacity

U.S. Industrial Production Increases Slightly In February

U.S. industrial production increased 0.1% in February after having decreased 0.3% in January. At 105.8% of its 2007 average, total industrial production in January was 3.5% above its level of a year earlier.

IP Chnage

Industrial Production

The output of manufacturing decreased 0.2% in February, production at mines decreased 2.5%, and output of utilities increased 7.3%.

Capacity utilization for total industry decreased in February to 78.9%, less than the long-run (1972–2014) average of 80.1%.

Capacity Utilization

U.S. Industrial Production Shrinks In December

U.S. industrial production decreased 0.1% in December after having increased 1.3% in November. At 106.5% of its 2007 average, total industrial production in December was 4.9% above its level of a year earlier.

Industrial Production Change

Industrial Production

The output of manufacturing increased 0.3% in December, production at mines increased 2.2%, and output of utilities decreased 7.3%.

Capacity utilization for total industry increased in December to 79.7%, less than the long-run (1972–2013) average of 80.1%.

Capacity Utilization

U.S. Industrial Production Grows In November

U.S. industrial production increased 1.3% in November after having increased 0.1% in October. At 106.7% of its 2007 average, total industrial production in November was 5.2% above its level of a year earlier.

Industrial Production Change

Industrial Production

The output of manufacturing increased 1.1% in November, production at mines decreased 0.1%, and output of utilities increased 5.1%.

Capacity utilization for total industry increased in November to 80.1%. That is equal to its long-run (1972–2013) average.

Capacity Utilization

Industrial Production Shrinks In October

U.S. industrial production decreased 0.1% in October after having increased 0.8% in September. At 104.9% of its 2007 average, total industrial production in October was 4.0% above its level of a year earlier.

Industrial Production Change

Industrial Production

The output of manufacturing increased 0.2% in October, production at mines decreased 0.9%, and output of utilities decreased 0.7%.

Capacity utilization for total industry decreased in October to 78.9%. That is 1.2% below its long-run (1972–2013) average.

Capacity Utilization