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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New Orders for Durable Goods Decreased in April

New orders for durable manufactured goods decreased 0.5% to $235.5 billion in April, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This decrease, down two of the last three months, followed a 5.1% increase in March. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.5%.

Shipments of manufactured durable goods, down three of the last four months, decreased 0.1% to $240.5 billion, following a 1.5% increase in March.

Inventories of manufactured durable goods, up twenty-four of the last twenty-five months, increased 0.2% to $401.5 billion, and continues to be at an all-time high since the series was first published in 1992.



Read the U.S. Census Bureau release.

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