New orders for manufactured goods in November, up five of the last six months, increased $6.5 billion or 1.3% to $488.1 billion, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported. This followed a 0.4% October increase. Shipments, up eleven of the last twelve months, increased $5.7 billion or 1.2% to $491.2 billion. This followed a 0.8% October increase.
New orders for manufactured durable goods in November, up three of the last four months, increased $3.0 billion or 1.3% to $241.4 billion. This followed a 0.4% October decrease.