Factory Orders Declined 2.1% in July
Washington, DC, September 5, 2023-New orders for manufactured goods in July, down following four consecutive monthly increases, decreased $12.7 billion or 2.1% to $579.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.
This followed a 2.3% June increase.
Shipments, up three consecutive months, increased $2.9 billion or 0.5% to $577.2 billion. This followed a 0.2% June increase.
Unfilled orders, up seven of the last eight months, increased $7.2 billion or 0.5% to $1,332.0 billion. This followed a 1.8% June increase.
The unfilled orders-to-shipments ratio was 6.80, up from 6.74 in June.
Inventories, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, increased $0.6 billion or 0.1% to $852.5 billion. This followed a 0.2% June decrease. The inventories-to-shipments ratio was 1.48, unchanged from June.
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