Manufacturing production in the US edged down 0.2% mom in May of 2022, the first decline in four months and compared to initial estimates of a 0.1% drop.

Manufacturing Production MoM in the United States averaged 0.27 Percent from 1919 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 17.30 Percent in May of 1933 and a record low of -15.30 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 July 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
-0.20 0.90 17.30 -15.30 1919 - 2022 Percent Monthly

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US Manufacturing Production Falls for 1st Time in 4 Months
Manufacturing production in the US edged down 0.1% mom in May of 2022, the first decline in four months and missing market forecasts of a 0.3% rise. The output for durable goods fell 0.2%, led by wood products (-2.6%) and machinery (-2.1%). On the other hand, production of nondurable goods increased 0.1%, as a 2.5% rise in petroleum and coal products outweighed decreases of less than 1% in food, beverage, and tobacco products; paper; and printing, and support.
2022-06-17
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