Posted December 14, 2018

Industrial production rose in November

Industrial production rose 0.6 percent in November after moving down 0.2 percent in October.

Manufacturing output was unchanged in November, as an increase of 0.2 percent for durable manufacturing was offset by decreases of 0.2 percent and 0.9 percent for nondurable manufacturing and other manufacturing (publishing and logging), respectively. Within durable manufacturing, primary metals posted a gain of nearly 2 1/2 percent; no other major industry group recorded a gain of more than 1/2 percent and several recorded losses. Among nondurables, most major categories posted declines.

At 109.4 percent of its 2012 average, total industrial production was 3.9 percent higher in November than it was a year earlier.

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