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Factory Orders Up 1.3% for February 2012

The Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders report was released today. This report is called Factory Orders by the press and covers both durable and non-durable manufacturing orders, shipments and inventories. While new orders increased 1.3% from January, the first thing to notice is new orders have recovered to pre-recession levels.


Factory Orders up 3.0% for March 2011

The Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders for March 2011 was released today. New orders overall increased 3.0%. Removing transportation (which includes aircraft) from the numbers, new orders increased 2.6%. This report is commonly referred to as Factory Orders in the press and refers to domestic manufactured goods, both durable and non-durable.