New orders for manufactured durable goods increased 0.8 percent in November to $250.8 billion, following two consecutive monthly decreases including a 4.3 percent decrease in October, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Transportation equipment drove the increase, rising 2.9 percent to $87.0 billion over the month. New orders, excluding the transportation sector, decreased 0.3 percent.
Excluding defense, new orders decreased 0.1 percent.
Shipments of manufactured durable goods increased 0.7 percent to $250.8 billion.
Inventories of manufactured durable goods increased 0.3 percent to $412.8 billion. This marks increases in 22 of the last 23 months including a 0.2 percent increase in October.
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