New orders for manufactured durable goods in June increased $14.9B or 6.5% to $245.6B, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced this week. This increase, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, followed a 0.1% May decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.2%. Excluding defense, new orders increased 6.7%.
Shipments of manufactured durable goods in June, down three of the last four months, decreased $0.1B or virtually unchanged to $236.0B. This followed a 1.2% May increase.