Data Round-Up: Mfg Trend Still Firming, Utilization at Cycle High

posted by Michael Lewis on January 17, 2018

Found in US, categorized in Macro

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Industrial production posted an upside surprise in December. However, the upsides were in utilities and mining. Factory output managed only a modest increase. Still, the manufacturing trend continued to firm.


FMI’s analysis of this morning’s December Industrial Production report (also attached as a PDF) plus our reviews of this morning's January NY Fed’s Business Leaders Survey, a regional services measure, and the January NAHB Housing Index. 

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