US industrial production up 0.8% in May, factory output 0.9%

Surging output of cars, trucks and auto parts pulled U.S. factory production up 0.9% in May

WASHINGTON -- Surging output of cars, trucks and auto parts pulled U.S. factory production up 0.9% in May.

Adding utilities and mines, overall U.S. industrial production climbed 0.8% in May from April, the Federal Reserve reported Tuesday.

Auto production jumped 6.7% despite ongoing problems arising from a shortage of computer chips.

Production rose 1.2% at mines last month and 0.2% at utilities.

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