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November New Orders for Durable Goods increased 1.3%, Ex-Trans down 0.1%
New orders for manufactured durable goods in November increased $3.1 billion or 1.3 percent to $241.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up three of the last four months, followed a 0.4 percent October decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.1 percent. Excluding defense, new orders increased 1.0 percent. Transportation equipment, also up three of the last four months, drove the increase, $3.3 billion or 4.2 percent to $80.9 billion.
Shipments of manufactured durable goods in November, up six of the last seven months, increased $2.4 billion or 1.0 percent to $244.5 billion. This followed a 0.5 percent October increase. Transportation equipment, up two of the last three months, led the increase, $2.1 billion or 2.6 percent to $81.3 billion.
Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in November, up three consecutive months, increased $1.1 billion or 0.1 percent to $1,137.0 billion. This followed a virtually unchanged October increase. Fabricated metal products, up ten of the last eleven months, led the increase, $0.5 billion or 0.6 percent to $81.3 billion.
Posted: December 22, 2017 Friday 08:30 AM