Industrial production was unchanged in October after falling 0.2% in September. Over the last year, industrial production is down by 0.9%.
The mining index moved up 2.1% in October, its largest increase since March 2014. Declines in the extraction of crude oil and natural gas were outweighed by gains for most other mining industries, particularly coal mining.
The utilities index fell 2.6% in October, as the demand for heating was reduced by warmer-than-normal temperatures.
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