Orders for Manufactured Goods Rose 0.8% in September

Washington, DC, October 25, 2018-New orders for manufactured durable goods in September increased $2.0 billion or 0.8% to $262.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. 

This increase, up three of the last four months, followed a 4.6% August increase. 

Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.1%. Excluding defense, new orders decreased 0.6%. Transportation equipment, also up three of the last four months, led the increase, $1.8 billion or 1.9% to $97.4 billion.

Shipments of manufactured durable goods in September, up four of the last five months, increased $3.3 billion or 1.3% to $256.8 billion. This followed a 0.9% August increase. Transportation equipment, up three of the last four months, led the increase, $2.9 billion or 3.3% to $89.4 billion.

Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in September, up ten of the last eleven months, increased $9.4 billion or 0.8% to $1,186.1 billion. This followed a 0.9% August increase. Transportation equipment, up seven of the last eight months, led the increase, $7.9 billion or 1.0% to $818.7 billion.

Inventories of manufactured durable goods in September, up twenty of the last twenty‚Äźone months, increased $2.8 billion or 0.7% to $410.7 billion. This followed a 0.2% August decrease. Transportation equipment, up two of the last three months, led the increase, $1.2 billion or 0.9% to $130.5 billion.


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