WASHINGTON — Industrial production edged up 0.1% in May, below economists’ estimates, as auto production remained hampered by supply chain disruptions following the disasters in Japan, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday.

May capacity utilization was 76.7% for the month, unchanged from April.

Manufacturing production increased 0.4% following a 0.5% decline in April. Utilities production sank 2.8% in May.

Economists had expected industrial production would gain 0.2% and capacity utilization would be 77.0%.

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