shadow

Industrial production falls in October

Total industrial production declined 0.43 percent since September 2012, according to the Federal Reserve's monthly read of industrial production and capacity utilization.

SoldAtTheTop
This graph shows industrial production levels since 2005, according to the Federal Reserve's monthly read of industrial production.

Last week, the Federal Reserve released their monthly read of industrial production and capacity utilization showing an notable pullback in October with total industrial production declining 0.43% since September but rising 1.74% above the level seen in October 2011. 

Capacity utilization also declined falling 0.57% from September and remaining just 0.24% above the level seen in October of 2011 to stand at 77.79% 

It's important to recognize that though the "recovery" is well over two years old, both industrial production and capacity utilization are notably below the peaks set in late 2007. 

of 5 stories this month > Get unlimited stories
You've read 5 of 5 free stories

Only $1 for your first month.

Get unlimited Monitor journalism.