Production in US factories rose 0.8% from a month earlier in April of 2022, the same as in the prior month and above market expectations of a 0.4% gain. The indexes for durable and nondurable manufacturing increased 1.1% and 0.3%, respectively, while the output of other manufacturing (publishing and logging) moved up 0.9%. Most durable goods industries posted gains, with only nonmetallic mineral products; electrical equipment, appliances, and components; and furniture and related products recording losses. Within nondurables, only food, beverage, and tobacco products posted a notable increase (0.9%), and only plastics and rubber products posted a notable decrease (0.8%); the indexes for most other industries were little changed. Meanwhile, capacity utilization at factories increased 0.6 pp to 79.2%, the highest level since April 2007, and was above its long-run average by 1.1 pp.

Manufacturing Production MoM in the United States averaged 0.24 Percent from 1950 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 7.30 Percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -15.80 Percent in April of 2020. This page includes a chart with historical data for the United States Manufacturing Production MoM. United States Manufacturing Production MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2022.

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United States Manufacturing Production MoM


United States Manufacturing Production MoM
Manufacturing production measures the output of businesses operating in the manufacturing sector. It is the most important sector and accounts for 78 percent of total production. The biggest segments within the sector are: Chemicals (12 percent of total production); food, drink and tobacco (11 percent); machinery (6 percent); fabricated metal products (6 percent); computer and electronic products (6 percent); and motor vehicles and parts (6 percent).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.80 0.80 7.30 -15.80 1950 - 2022 Percent Monthly

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US Manufacturing Output Growth Beats Expectations
Production in US factories rose 0.8% from a month earlier in April of 2022, the same as in the prior month and above market expectations of a 0.4% gain. The indexes for durable and nondurable manufacturing increased 1.1% and 0.3%, respectively, while the output of other manufacturing (publishing and logging) moved up 0.9%. Most durable goods industries posted gains, with only nonmetallic mineral products; electrical equipment, appliances, and components; and furniture and related products recording losses. Within nondurables, only food, beverage, and tobacco products posted a notable increase (0.9%), and only plastics and rubber products posted a notable decrease (0.8%); the indexes for most other industries were little changed. Meanwhile, capacity utilization at factories increased 0.6 pp to 79.2%, the highest level since April 2007, and was above its long-run average by 1.1 pp.
2022-05-17
US Manufacturing Production Rises More than Expected
Production in US factories rose 0.9% from a month earlier in March of 2022, more than forecasts of a 0.6% gain but slowing from February’s 4-month high of 1.2%. The indexes for durable and nondurable manufacturing increased 1.3% and 0.4%, respectively, while the output of other manufacturing (publishing and logging) moved up 0.2%. Excluding the large gain in motor vehicles and parts, the output of durable goods increased 0.4% in March, with most industries posting gains; only nonmetallic mineral products, primary metals, and furniture and related products recorded decreases. Increases were posted by all nondurable goods industries except for textile and product mills, paper, and printing and support; the largest rise (1.1%) was registered by plastics and rubber products. Meanwhile, capacity utilization at factories increased to 78.7%, rising above its long-run average of 78.1% for the first time since August 2018.
2022-04-15
US Manufacturing Production Beats Estimates in February
Production in US factories rose 1.2 percent from a month earlier in February of 2022, the most in 4 months following a downwardly revised 0.1 percent increase in January and above market expectations of a 0.6 percent gain. The indexes for durable and nondurable manufacturing moved up 1.3 percent and 1.1 percent, respectively, while the output of other manufacturing (publishing and logging) moved down 0.4 percent. Most major durable and nondurable goods industry groups posted gains. An exception was the output of motor vehicles and parts, which declined 3.5 percent and continued to be restrained by a shortage of electronic components. Meanwhile, capacity utilization at factories rose to 78%, the highest since 2018, from 77.1% a month earlier.
2022-03-17