factory output

Government, Business

Factory Output Surprises With First Decline in Four Months

 An American flag hangs at a factory in Fort Worth, Texas An American flag hangs at a factory in Fort Worth, Texas. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

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.

Molly Smith | Bloomberg News
June 17, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

US Factory Output Rises as Firms Navigate Supply Constraints

Factory Workers in a New Balance Factory in Boston. (Stephan Savoia/Associated Press)

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.

Jordan Yadoo | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2022
Government, Business

Factory Output in US Increases at Solid Pace in Broad Advance

Factory Output in US Increases at Solid Pace in Broad Advance A worker uses a welding torch on an aluminum formwork. (Nadirah Zakariya/Bloomberg)

Output at U.S. factories solidly advanced in November, suggesting an easing in capacity constraints is helping manufacturers ramp up production.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2021
Government, Business

Factory Output Rises More Than Forecast

Factory Output Rises More Than Forecast A worker spot welds a metal door during production at the Metal Manufacturing Co. facility in Sacramento, Calif. (Bloomberg)

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.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
November 16, 2021
Government, Business

US Industrial Production, Factory Output Climb in May

A supervisor at a packaging company in Jackson, Miss., loads up a finishing machine. (Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press) A supervisor at a packaging company in Jackson, Miss., loads up a finishing machine. (Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press)

Surging output of cars, trucks and auto parts pulled U.S. factory production up 0.9% in May.

June 15, 2021
Government, Business

US Factory Output Rises More Than Forecast on Auto Production

Workers making ventilators Carlos Osorio/Associated Press

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.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
December 15, 2020
Government, Business

US Factory Output Declines by Most Since April Due to GM Strike

GM worker in Flint, Mich. A GM worker on the chassis line in Flint, Mich., in June. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)

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.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2019
Government, Business

Factory Output Rises More Than Forecast in Broad Gain

Factory Worker Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

U.S. factory output increased in August by more than forecast in a broad advance that signals manufacturing may be starting to stabilize.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2019
Government, Business

Factory Index Falls to Nine-Year Low

Factory Worker Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

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.

Alex Tanzi | Bloomberg News
June 21, 2019
Government, Business

Factory Gauge Falls to Two-Year Low as Orders Cool

Factory Worker Getty Images

A gauge of U.S. factories fell in April to the weakest level since late 2016, signaling that manufacturing headwinds extended into the second quarter as companies continue to confront uncertainty about trade.

May 1, 2019

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