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Manufacturing & The Economy

U.S. Durable Goods Orders Rose 1.7% in February

New orders for manufactured durable goods in February increased $3.9 billion or 1.7% to $235.4 billion, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced. This increase, up two consecutive months, followed a 2.3% January increase. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.4%. Excluding defense, new orders increased 2.1%.

Shipments of manufactured durable goods in February, up three of the last four months, increased $0.6 billion or 0.3% to $239.2 billion.

Inventories of manufactured durable goods in February, up three of the last four months, increased $0.8 billion or 0.2% to $385.1 billion. 

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