Industrial production rose 0.6% in November after moving down 0.2% in October, doubling the consensus forecast.
In November, manufacturing production was unchanged, the output of mining increased 1.7%, and the index for utilities gained 3.3%.
The index for October, which was previously reported to have edged up 0.1%, was downwardly revised 0.2%.
Still, total industrial production is sitting at 109.4% of its 2012 average and was 3.9% higher in November than it was a year earlier.
Capacity utilization for the industrial sector rose 0.4% in November to 78.5%, a rate that is 1.3% below its long-run (1972–2017) average.