Industrial production edged up 0.1% in February after decreasing 0.4% in January. The index for utilities rose 3.7%, while the index for mining moved up 0.3%. At 109.7% of its 2012 average, total industrial production was 3.5% higher in February than it was a year earlier.
Manufacturing output decreased 0.4% in February after falling 0.5% in January. In February, the index stood 1.0% above its year-earlier level. The output of durables edged down.