Business Week Index


The production index rose 0.4% in the week ending June 8. Before calculation of the four-week moving average, the index also increased 0.4%, to 131.9 from 131.4. Seasonally-adjusted output gains in steel, trucks, lumber, and rail traffic more than offset production declines in autos, coal, paper, paperboard, and crude-oil refining. Electric power output was unchanged.

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