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Economic Data (USA)

Friday, April 15, 2016

Industrial Production + Manufacturing + Capacity Utilization for March 2016

The Industrial Production, Manufacturing and Capacity Utilization numbers for March 2016 were released by the Federal Reserve this morning:

Industrial Production:
Predicted: -0.1%
Actual: -0.6%

Predicted: +0.1%
Actual: -0.3%

The above numbers (highlighted) represent the month-to-month change in manufacturing, and physical output from mining operations, utility plants and factories for the entire United States.

Capacity Utilization Rate:
Predicted: 75.4%
Actual: 74.8

The Capacity Utilization Rate represents the use of available resources at mining operations, utility plants and factories for the entire United States last month.

The "predicted" figures are what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

Click here to view the full Federal Reserve report.

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