Production at U.S. factories increased in July for the first time in three months, propelled by a pickup in motor vehicle output that masked more mixed results in other categories.
U.S. factory production unexpectedly declined in May for the first time in four months, restrained by supply challenges and hints of cooler demand for some big-ticket consumer goods.
Production at U.S. factories rose modestly in January, suggesting manufacturers gradually are working through pandemic-related shortages of materials and labor that hobbled output in the prior month.
Output at U.S. factories solidly advanced in November, suggesting an easing in capacity constraints is helping manufacturers ramp up production.
Production at U.S. factories rose in October by more than forecast, bouncing back from the effects of Hurricane Ida and suggesting manufacturers are having a better time addressing materials shortages.
Surging output of cars, trucks and auto parts pulled U.S. factory production up 0.9% in May.June 15, 2021
U.S. manufacturing output rose by more than forecast in November thanks to a boost in auto production, helping factories continue to rebound toward their pre-pandemic capacity and strength.
U.S. manufacturing output slumped in October by the most in six months as an auto workers strike at General Motors Co. curtailed vehicle production and the trade war continued to weigh on other factories.
U.S. factory output increased in August by more than forecast in a broad advance that signals manufacturing may be starting to stabilize.
A gauge of U.S. factories fell in June to the lowest since late 2009 and hovered just above the threshold between expansion and contraction, the latest signal that the American industrial sector is losing momentum amid rising uncertainty.