FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010, AT 8:30 A.M. EST
Chris Savage or Jessica Young
Manufacturing and Construction Division
The Census Bureau identified a processing error that occurred when revising historic seasonally adjusted data for
the November (data month) releases. The data have been corrected. As of January 15, 2010, revised data from
January 2001 through November 2009 are available in the Historical Timeseries at http://www.census.gov/m3
Advance Report on Durable Goods Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders
New orders for manufactured durable goods in
December increased $0.5 billion or 0.3 percent to $167.9
billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This
increase followed two consecutive monthly decreases
including a 0.4 percent November decrease. Excluding
transportation, new orders increased 0.9 percent.
Excluding defense, new orders increased 0.3 percent.
Machinery, up three of the last four months, had the
largest increase, $1.4 billion or 6.0 percent to $24.1
Shipments of manufactured durable goods in
December, up four consecutive months, increased $5.1
billion or 2.9 percent to $181.9 billion. This followed a
0.8 percent November increase.
Transportation equipment, up three of the last four
months, had the largest increase, $1.9 billion or 4.3
percent to $45.9 billion.
Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in
December, down fifteen consecutive months, decreased
$8.6 billion or 1.2 percent to $715.5 billion. This was
the longest streak of consecutive monthly decreases
since the series was first published on a NAICS basis in
1992 and followed a 0.7 percent November decrease.
Transportation equipment, down fourteen of the last
fifteen months, had the largest decrease, $8.6 billion or
2.1 percent to $408.9 billion.
Inventories of manufact