Dec 23, 201111:38 AMBlog
Durable goods orders increase
Transportation equipment, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, had the largest increase, $7 billion, or 14.7 percent, to $54.4 billion. Shipments of manufactured durable goods decreased $800 million, or 0.4 percent, to $202.8 billion. This followed a 1.5 percent October increase. Transportation equipment, down three of the last four months, had the largest decrease, $1.2 billion or 2.5 percent to $47.2 billion.
Inventories of manufactured durable goods, up 23 consecutive months, increased $2 billion, or 0.6 percent, to $368.8 billion. This was at the highest level since the series was first published on a NAICS basis and followed a 0.4 percent October increase.
Transportation equipment, also up 23 consecutive months, had the largest increase, $1 billion, or 0.9 percent, to $114.3 billion.