U.S. Industrial Production Was Little Changed in February

18/03/2012 05:40 AST

Industrial production in the U.S. was little changed in February, restrained by a slowdown in manufacturing and a decline in natural gas extraction.

The output last month at factories, mines and utilities compared with a median projection for a 0.4 percent gain in a Bloomberg News survey of economists. Production in January was revised to a 0.4 percent increase, initially reported as no change, data from the Federal Reserve showed today in Washington. Manufacturing (IPMGCHNG), which makes up about 75 percent of total output, rose at the slowest pace in three months.

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