New orders for manufactured goods in September, up three of the last four months, increased $6.5 billion or 1.4% to $478.5 billion, the U.S. Commerce Department reports. This followed a 1.2% August increase. Shipments, up nine of the last ten months, increased $3.9 billion or 0.8% to $480.4 billion. This followed a 0.6% August increase.
New orders for durable goods in September, up three of the last four months, increased $4.7 billion or 2.0% to $238.4 billion, down from the previously published 2.2% increase. This followed a 2.1% August increase.