- Industrial Production in US grew at a stronger pace than expected in May.
- US Dollar Index stays in the positive territory above 90.50.
Industrial Production in the United States expanded by 0.8% on a monthly basis in May, the US Federal Reserve reported on Tuesday. This reading followed April’s growth of 0.1% (revised from 0.7%) and came in slightly better than the market expectation for an increase of 0.6%.
“Manufacturing production advanced 0.9%, reflecting, in part, a large gain in motor vehicle assemblies; factory output excluding motor vehicles and parts increased 0.5%.”
“Capacity utilization for the industrial sector rose 0.6 percentage point in May to 75.2%, a rate that is 4.4 percentage points below its long-run (1972–2020) average.”
These figures don’t seem to be having a noticeable impact on the USD’s performance against its major rivals. As of writing, the US Dollar Index was up 0.08% on the day at 90.57.
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