Industrial production increased 0.4% in August after having been unchanged in July, the U.S. Federal Reserve reports. The gains in August were broadly based.

US Industrial Production Change August 2013 600x375 Industrial Production Increases 0.4%

At 99.4% of its 2007 average, total industrial production in August was 2.7% above its year-earlier level.

US Industrial Production August 2013 600x375 Industrial Production Increases 0.4%

Capacity utilization for the industrial sector increased 0.2% in August to 77.8%. This is 0.6% above its level of a year earlier and 2.4% below its long-run (1972-2012) average.

US Capacity Utilization Rate August 2013 600x375 Industrial Production Increases 0.4%

US Industrial Production Table August 2013 600x276 Industrial Production Increases 0.4%

US Capacity Utilization Table August 2013 600x253 Industrial Production Increases 0.4%