Industrial production rose 0.8% in December after decreasing 0.7% in November. Over the last year, industrial production is up by 0.5%.
The mining index was unchanged in December. Crude oil extraction and oil and gas well drilling posted gains but were offset by declines in other mining categories.
The utilities index rose 6.6% in December, as temperatures returned to normal following unseasonably warm weather in November. The gain was the largest since December 1989.
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