New orders for manufactured goods decreased 2.4% to $458.3 billion in November, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The November reading followed four months of increases.
Shipments of manufactured durable goods increased 0.1% to $234.2 billion. Primary metals led the decrease, falling 2.0% to $18.1 billion.
Inventories of manufactured durable goods increased 0.2% to $384.1 billion.
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