Durable Goods Orders Slipped 0.4% in September
Washington, DC, October 27, 2021-New orders for manufactured durable goods in September decreased $1.0 billion or 0.4% to $261.3 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This decrease, down following four consecutive monthly increases, followed a 1.3% August increase.
Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.4%. Excluding defense, new orders decreased 2.0%. Transportation equipment, down two of the last three months, drove the decrease, $1.8 billion or 2.3% to $77.7 billion.
Shipments of manufactured durable goods in September, up four of the last five months, increased $1.1 billion or 0.4% to $257.0 billion. This followed a 0.5% August decrease. Machinery, up eleven of the last twelve months, led the increase, $0.6 billion or 1.7% to $37.3 billion.
Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in September, up eight consecutive months, increased $8.8 billion or 0.7% to $1,247.1 billion. This followed a 0.9% August increase. Transportation equipment, up seven of the last eight months, led the increase, $5.2 billion or 0.6% to $825.0 billion.
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