Industrial production moved up 0.2% in November after posting an upwardly revised increase of 1.2% in October. Manufacturing production also rose 0.2% in November, its third consecutive monthly gain, and was 2.4% above its year-earlier level.
The increase in November reflected a gain of 0.4% for durables. The index for nondurable manufacturing was unchanged, and the index for other manufacturing (publishing and logging) dropped 1.4%. Within durable manufacturing, gains were widespread, with the largest being the advance of 1.7% registered by primary metals.