Posted June 14, 2019

May industrial production rose 0.4 percent

Industrial production rose 0.4 percent in May after falling 0.4 percent in April.

Manufacturing output increased 0.2 percent in May after having decreased about 0.4 percent per month, on average, in the first four months of the year. In May, the production of durable goods rose 0.3 percent, while the output of nondurable goods edged up 0.1 percent. Among durables, gains of more than 1 percent were posted by wood products; machinery; electrical equipment, appliances, and components; and motor vehicles and parts. These increases were partially offset by decreases in primary metals and in aerospace and miscellaneous transportation equipment.

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