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.