Agence France-PresseSeptember 17, 2013 13:23
US industrial production grew a modest 0.7 percent in March after a February that was much stronger than originally reported.
The Federal Reserve said Wednesday its output index for last month rose to 103.2, an increase of 3.8 percent from the year-earlier level.
Most areas showed gains, led by materials, up 0.9 percent, and consumer goods, up 0.7 percent.
But construction supplies only grew 0.2 percent, slow expansion in an industry that has been expected to anchor the US economic recovery.