US: Industrial production rose 0.9% in October, manufacturing increased 1.3%
"Industrial production rose 0.9 percent in October, and manufacturing increased 1.3 percent," the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve noted in its latest report.
The index for utilities rose 2.0 percent, but mining output fell 1.3 percent, as Hurricane Nate caused a sharp but short-lived decline in oil and gas drilling and extraction.
With modest upward revisions for July through September, industrial production is now estimated to have only edged down 0.3 percent at an annual rate in the third quarter; the previously published estimate showed a decrease of 1.5 percent.
Total industrial production has risen 2.9 percent over the past 12 months; output in October was 106.1 percent of its 2012 average.
Capacity utilization for the industrial sector was 77.0 percent, a rate that is 2.9 percentage points below its long-run (1972–2016) average.