Reply To: Traders Market Weekly: Political Risks and Central Banks


Total industrial production increased 0.4% month-over-month in September (consensus 0.1%) following an upwardly revised 0.1% decline (from -0.2%) in August.

The capacity utilization rate increased to 80.3% (consensus 79.9%) from an upwardly revised 80.1% (from 80.0%) in August.

The key takeaway from the report is that the output of consumer goods decreased 0.6% at an annual rate in the third quarter, much slower than the rate of change of 3.1% in the second quarter.