Metals production, utilization rates increase in April

May 16, 2012 | 01:03 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  metal production, capacity utilization, Federal Reserve index, mining, Corinna Petry

CHICAGO — Metals fabricators and primary metals producers saw capacity utilization rates increase last month, along with the indices for industrial production, the Federal Reserve Board said Wednesday.

Fabricators reported particularly good news, with capacity utilization rising to a six-month high of 83.5 percent. Capacity utilization for metals producers stood at 76.6 percent, up just 0.2 points....

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