Industrial production was up 0.4% in June, the Federal Reserve reported Friday.
The increase followed a revised 0.1% gain in May, first reported as unchanged.
Capacity utilization grew to 76.6% in June from 76.4 the previous month.
Economists polled by IFR Markets projected a 0.3% increase for industrial production and a 76.7% capacity utilization rate.
Manufacturing output rose 0.2% in June, following a 0.4% drop in May.
Utilities’ output was flat after increasing 0.8% in May, while mining was up 1.6% after a 1.9% gain the month before.