Canada markets closed
  • S&P/TSX

    18,444.22
    +2.42 (+0.01%)
     
  • S&P 500

    3,585.62
    -54.85 (-1.51%)
     
  • DOW

    28,725.51
    -500.09 (-1.71%)
     
  • CAD/USD

    0.7233
    -0.0078 (-1.06%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    79.74
    +0.25 (+0.31%)
     
  • BTC-CAD

    26,602.35
    -141.87 (-0.53%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    443.49
    +0.06 (+0.01%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,668.30
    -3.70 (-0.22%)
     
  • RUSSELL 2000

    1,664.72
    -10.21 (-0.61%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    3.8040
    +0.0570 (+1.52%)
     
  • NASDAQ

    10,575.62
    -161.88 (-1.51%)
     
  • VOLATILITY

    31.62
    -0.22 (-0.69%)
     
  • FTSE

    6,893.81
    +12.22 (+0.18%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    25,937.21
    -484.89 (-1.84%)
     
  • CAD/EUR

    0.7375
    -0.0067 (-0.90%)
     

U.S. Industrial Production Growth Slowed More Than Expected in May

·1 min read

By Geoffrey Smith

Investing.com -- U.S. industrial output eked out its slowest growth in five months in May, as manufacturing output contracted under pressure from ongoing supply chain and input price problems.

Output from U.S. factories rose only 0.2% on the month, less than the 0.4% expected and a clear slowdown from the last three months when it has expanded at a clip of just under 1%. Manufacturing output fell 0.1%, the first time it has done so this year, according to the Federal Reserve.

Capacity utilization meanwhile edged up to 79.0% but remained below its long-term average of 79.5%.

The Fed highlighted energy and utilities among the sectors that contributed the most to growth, with a 1.3% rise in mining (which includes oil extraction) suggesting that the U.S. oil sector is slowly responding to this year's surge in prices by raising output.

Utilities' contribution was due largely to increased demand for air-conditioning and cooling caused by unseasonably warm weather, the Fed added.

Related Articles

U.S. Industrial Production Growth Slowed More Than Expected in May

Hackers crash internet as 'Russian Davos' adjusts to new reality

Fed Says Commitment to Restoring Price Stability ‘Unconditional’