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Industrial production growth flattening in June

Stimulus-funded projects helped spur industrial growth, but as that money fades, will the trend continue?

By Guest blogger / July 16, 2010

Industrial production for June



Thursday, the Federal Reserve released their monthly read of industrial production showing continued yet flattening growth with total industrial production increasing just 0.07% from May but remaining 8.22% above the level seen in June 2009.

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While this report appears to argue favorably for a continued recovery, it's important to note that massive government stimulus played an important role in generating this trend.

With the the stimulus now waning, it will be important to watch the trend in industrial production to see how sustained the growth truly is.

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