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  • thebookstar1 thebookstar1 Mar 25, 2009 10:42 AM Flag

    THE TRUTH IS IN THE NUMBERS NOT THE HEADLINES...BEWARE !!!!

    GOV. REPORT

    HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ADVANCE REPORT ON MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES, AND ORDERS

    February 2009--------------- Released 8:30 A.M. EDT March 25, 2009
    (M3-1(09)-02)
    Note: All figures in text are in seasonally adjusted current dollars
    For Data - (301) 763-4673
    For Questions - Chris Savage or Jessica Young
    (301) 763-4832
    New Orders

    New orders for manufactured durable goods in February increased $5.5 billion or 3.4 percent to $165.6 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase follows six consecutive monthly decreases, including a 7.3 percent January decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 3.9 percent. Excluding defense, new orders increased 1.7 percent.
    Shipments

    Shipments of manufactured durable goods in February, down seven consecutive months, decreased $0.9 billion or 0.5 percent to $179.1 billion. This followed a 5.2 percent January decrease.
    Unfilled Orders

    Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in February, down five consecutive months, decreased $10.5 billion or 1.3 percent to $773.7 billion. This followed a 2.0 percent January decrease.

    Inventories

    Inventories of manufactured durable goods in February, down two consecutive months, decreased $2.9 billion or 0.9 percent to $336.8 billion. This followed a 1.1 percent January decrease.

    Capital Goods Industries

    Nondefense

    Nondefense new orders for capital goods in February increased $3.6 billion or 7.4 percent to $52.8 billion.

    Defense

    Defense new orders for capital goods in February increased $2.6 billion or 35.3 percent to $10.0 billion.

    Released March 25, 2009. This report presents advance information on two key business indicators: durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders. Revised and more detailed estimates plus nondurable goods will be published April 2, 2009. The advance report on durable goods for March is scheduled for release April 24, 2009.

    Our internet address is: http://www.census.gov/m3

 
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