Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization

Market Sensitivity: Medium.

What Is It: Records U.S. industry's output and its spare capacity.

News Release on the Internet: www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g17/current

Home Web Address: www.federalreserve.gov

Release Time: 9:15 A.M. (ET); released around the fifteenth of the month and reports on the previous month.

Frequency: Monthly.

Source: Federal Reserve Board.

Revisions: Modest changes are made over the subsequent three months, followed by an annual revision in the fall, usually November.

Why Is It Important

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