Durable Goods Orders Fall in November

New orders for manufactured durable goods decreased 4.6% in November to $228.2 billion, following four consecutive monthly increases, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.


New orders excluding defense fell 6.6% on the month, as orders of nondefense capital goods decreased 19.5% to $64.4 billion.

Shipments of manufactured durable goods, up two of the last three months, rose 0.1% to $234.2 billion.

Inventories of manufactured durable goods rose 0.1% to $384 billion, following a virtually unchanged October decrease.

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