factory production

Government, Business

US Factory Expansion Is Solid; Price Gauge Highest Since 1979

A worker welds a lawnmower frame. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News) Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

U.S. manufacturing continued to expand at a solid, yet slightly slower pace in June while a measure of prices paid for materials jumped to an almost 42-year high.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
July 1, 2021
Government, Business

Factories Pivot to Fight Coronavirus, but Challenges Abound

Robots weld a vehicle at the GM Orion Assembly plant in Michigan in May 2011. Robots weld a vehicle at the GM Orion Assembly plant in Michigan in May 2011. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

Factories across industries are trying to answer the call of duty amid a pandemic that has so far claimed more than 15,000 lives and sickened 350,000 people globally.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 23, 2020
Government, Business

Factory Gauge Hits 10-Year Low as Employment Wobbles

Factory Worker Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

A measure of U.S. manufacturing unexpectedly fell deeper into contraction, posting the weakest reading since the end of the last recession as a global slowdown and the U.S.-China trade war increasingly weigh on the sector.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
October 1, 2019
Government, Business

Factory Gauge Drops Less Than Forecast, but Orders Stall

Factory Worker Cate Dingley/Bloomberg News

A gauge of U.S. factory activity fell in June by less than forecast as output and jobs improved though new orders stalled, highlighting the repercussions of trade uncertainty and slower growth abroad.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
July 1, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Manufacturing Production Unexpectedly Shrinks in February

Factory Manufacturing Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

U.S. factory production slumped for a second month in February, missing forecasts for a pickup, indicating headwinds from the trade war to slower global growth are weighing on manufacturers. Still, the prior month’s drop was revised up.

Jeff Kearns | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2019
Government, Business

Manufacturing Production Unchanged, Missing Projections

Factory assembly Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

U.S. factory production was unchanged in November and the prior month’s reading was revised to a decline from a gain, a sign the industry may be taking a breather while still growing at a pace that supports economic growth.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
December 14, 2018

Manufacturing Pickup Signals Boost to Economic Growth

Factory jobs Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

American factories powered up in June at the fastest pace in nearly three years with robust advances in production, orders and employment that indicate a firming in the economy, data from the Institute for Supply Management showed July 3.

July 5, 2017

Factory Production Increases More Than Expected

Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg News

Factory production in the United States grew 0.5% last month, the fastest pace in a year, as mining rebounded and utility use climbed, data from the Federal Reserve showed Aug. 16 in Washington.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2016

Factory Production Rises in February for Second Month

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Factory production rose in February for a second month, boosted by demand for business equipment and indicating U.S. manufacturing may be starting to stabilize.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
March 16, 2016

Factory Production Declines for Second Month

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Factory production declined in December for a second month as a stronger dollar and softer U.S. and global growth pinch manufacturers.

January 15, 2016