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Monthly Advance Report on Durable Goods Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders May 2020


New orders for manufactured durable goods in May increased $26.6 billion or 15.8% to $194.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, followed an 18.1% April decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 4.0%. Excluding defense, new orders increased 15.5%. Transportation equipment, also up following two consecutive monthly decreases, led the increase, $20.9 billion or 80.7% to $46.9 billion.


For more information and to view the current release, please visit the U.S. Census.

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