From a year ago, output climbed 5 per cent in July, suggesting the economy is steadily but slowly gaining speed.
Manufacturing production, the biggest component of the overall figure, climbed 1 per cent in July, the sharpest increase since February.
US industrial production rose steadily in July, a sign the economy carried momentum into the second half of the year.
Many economists expect the economy to continue to grow at a pace of around 3 per cent in the quarter that began in July.
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