Industrial production grew 1.0% in April, the Federal Reserve reported Tuesday.
The increase followed a revised 0.4% gain in March, first reported as a 0.5% increase.
Capacity utilization grew to 76.7% in April from 76.1% the previous month.
Economists polled by Thomson Reuters projected a 0.3% increase for industrial production and a 76.3% capacity utilization rate.
Manufacturing output was up 1.0% in April, following a 0.4% drop in March.
Utilities’ output rose 0.7% after increasing 8.2% in March, while mining was up 1.2% after a 0.4% decline the month before.