U.S. government debt prices slipped on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said U.S. economic growth has been "slight" and "steady."
Yields on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 1.8943 percent from 1.8761 percent while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond rose to 2.5493 percent from 2.5259 percent.
Federal Reserve officials painted a mostly uninspiring picture in their latest economic assessment.
Overall, the Fed's 12 districts did report strength in real estate and housing. However, manufacturing in recent days has been "weak" and retail sales "mixed," according to the latest Beige Book account.
Earlier, U.S. Treasury yields traded lower amid a host of economic data and after weaker than expected retail sales.
Industrial production for March showed a greater-than-expected decline of 0.6 percent, following a slight gain in February. Capacity utilization also came in slightly below the previous month.