Industrial production edged down 0.1% in January following four consecutive monthly increases. At 107.2% of its 2012 average, total industrial production was 3.7% higher in January than it was a year earlier.
Manufacturing output was unchanged in January for a second consecutive month; the index has increased 1.8% over the past 12 months. Major manufacturing industries recorded a broad mix of gains and losses in January. The production of durables moved up 0.2%, and the index for nondurables was unchanged.