Posted November 3, 2016

Manufactured goods orders rise in September

New orders for manufactured goods in September increased 0.3 percent to $455.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today.

This followed a 0.4 percent August increase.

New orders for manufactured durable goods decreased 0.3 percent to $226.8 billion, down from the previously published 0.1 percent decrease. This followed a 0.2 percent August increase.

Transportation equipment drove the decrease, falling 1.1 percent to $77.2 billion.

New orders for manufactured nondurable goods increased 0.9 percent to $228.7 billion.

Shipments increased 0.8 percent to $463.0 billion. This followed a 0.2 percent August increase.

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