Manufacturing Activity: October 2015
Manufacturing output declined 0.1% in the September and fell 0.4% August after having risen 1% in July. The surge and decline are due in large part to the sharp swings in the automobile sector. In September, aerospace and machinery production led growth. The problem was that more industries declined. Of the 15 industries shown, 11 grew and 14 declined in September.
In the three month ending in September manufacturing production is up a meager 1.6 percent from the same period one year ago.