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    Factory Orders

    Bureau of the Census
    U.S. Census Bureau
    Tucson Telephone Center
    201 N. Bonita Avenue, Ste 125
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    301-763-4748

    The Manufacturers Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) survey provides broad- based, monthly statistical data on economic conditions in the domestic manufacturing sector.

    New orders measure the value of orders received in a given period of time. They are legally binding contracts between a consumer and a producer for delivering goods and services.

    New orders indicate future industrial output and production requirements.