New orders for manufactured durable goods in September decreased $0.3 billion or 0.1% to $227.3 billion, the Department of Commerce announced. This decrease, down following two consecutive monthly increases, followed a 0.3% August increase. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.2%. Excluding defense, new orders increased 0.7%.
Inventories of manufactured durable goods in September, up three consecutive months, increased $0.5 billion or 0.1% to $384.0 billion. This followed a 0.1% August increase.