U.S. Industrial Production rose by 0.4% (month-over-month) in March, 2013. The rise was mainly due to a 5.3% jump in the output of utilities. Manufacturing output, which accounts for approximately 75% of the total, fell by 0.1%. Within manufacturing, however, the output of motor vehicles and parts rose by 2.9%. Mining production fell by 0.2%. Year-over-year, industrial production rose by 3.5%.