Orders for Durable Goods Rose 0.7% in November
Washington, DC, February 6, 2019-New orders for manufactured durable goods in November, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, increased $1.8 billion or 0.7% to $250.8 billion, down from the previously published 0.8% increase, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. This followed a 4.3% October decrease.
New orders for manufactured goods in November, down two consecutive months, decreased $3.1 billion or 0.6% to $499.2 billion. This followed a 2.1% October decrease.
Shipments, down two consecutive months, decreased $3.2 billion or 0.6% to $505.1 billion. This followed a 0.1% October decrease.
Unfilled orders, down two consecutive months, decreased $1.8 billion or 0.1% to $1,181.5 billion. This followed a 0.2% October decrease.
The unfilled orders‐to‐shipments ratio was 6.60, down from 6.68 in October.
Inventories, down following twenty‐four consecutive monthly increases, decreased $1.0 billion or 0.1% to $681.1 billion. This followed a 0.2% October increase. The inventories‐to‐shipments ratio was 1.35, up from 1.34 in October.
Transportation equipment, up three of the last four months, drove the increase, $2.5 billion or 3.0% to $87.0 billion.
New orders for manufactured nondurable goods decreased $4.9 billion or 1.9% to $248.4 billion.
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