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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

    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.