[Marxism] FRB Report on Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization

S. Artesian sartesian at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 17 08:18:18 MST 2009


Industrial production increased 0.1 percent in October after having averaged 
monthly gains of about 0.9 percent over the previous three months. 
Manufacturing production moved down 0.1 percent and the output of mines 
decreased 0.2 percent, but the index for utilities rose 1.6 percent. At 98.6 
percent of its 2002 average, total industrial production was 7.1 percent 
below its level of a year earlier. Capacity utilization for total industry 
moved up 0.2 percentage point to 70.7 percent, a rate 10.2 percentage points 
below its average for 1972 through 2008, and capacity utilization for 
manufacturing was unchanged at 67.6 percent.


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