US-Industrial Production vs. S&P 500 (Oct. 2015)
In the United States, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy such as manufacturing, mining, and utilities (where the mining-sector is currently having tough times).
Industrial Production in the United States increased 0.30 percent in October of 2015 over the same month in the previous year. Manufacturing grew 1.9 percent while mining fell 6.9 percent and the output for utilities shrank 1.5 percent. Industrial Production in the United States averaged 3.84 percent from 1920 until 2015. Industrial Production in the United States is reported by the Federal Reserve.