RPT-TABLE-U.S. April factory orders rose 1.2 pct

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June 3 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. Commerce Department seasonally adjusted data on U.S. factory orders, shipments and unfilled orders.
ORDERS-PCT CHANGES: April March Feb
New Orders 1.2 1.7 0.4
Ex-Transportation -0.5 3.8 1.0
Ex-Defense 1.4 1.7 0.8
Manufacturing with
unfilled orders 3.1 -0.6 1.8
Durables 2.8 0.1 0.5
Primary Metals -1.7 3.8 2.2
General Machinery -7.0 11.0 7.1
Computers/Electronics 2.4 5.3 -1.1
Electrical Equipment

Appliances -7.6 13.4 -1.8
Transport Equipment 15.8 -13.2 -3.7

NonDefense aircraft 228.1 -71.1 51.1

Defense aircraft -4.4 1.4 -20.3

Ships/boats -9.0 -14.2 32.9
NonDurables -0.1 3.1 0.4
Computers and related
products -1.4 17.7 5.5
Motor vehicles/parts 1.5 4.5 -10.9
NonDefense Cap 8.9 -6.7 9.0
NonDefense Cap
ex aircraft -2.6 6.7 3.0
Defense Cap -4.3 unch -4.3
Durables Ex-Transport -1.1 4.9 2.1
Durables NonDefense 3.4 unch 1.4
Unfilled-Durables 0.4 -0.1 0.5
SHIPMENTS-PCT CHANGES: April March Feb
Total 0.6 2.6 -0.5
Durables 1.4 2.1 -1.5
Semiconductor shipments NA -18.5 -14.8
NonDefense Cap
ex aircraft unch 2.3 2.3
INVENTORIES-PCT CHANGES: April March Feb
Total 0.5 0.5 1.0
Computers and related
products 0.5 -1.8 0.7
Motor vehicles and parts 0.5 0.7 7.0
ORDERS-BLNS OF DLRS: April March Feb
New Orders 420.076 415.012 407.985
Ex-Transportation 369.539 371.374 357.729
Ex-Defense 407.193 401.487 394.625
Manufacturing with
unfilled orders 146.341 141.910 142.729
Durables 193.778 188.530 188.346
Primary Metals 19.812 20.151 19.405
General Machinery 24.457 26.285 23.690
Computers/Electronics 27.743 27.102 25.744
Electrical Equipment

Appliances 9.604 10.395 9.163
Transport Equipment 50.537 43.638 50.256

NonDefense aircraft 10.541 3.213 11.135

Defense aircraft 5.257 5.501 5.425

Ships/boats 1.909 2.097 2.445
NonDurables 226.298 226.482 219.639
Computers and related
products 6.286 6.374 5.414
Motor vehicles/parts 29.091 28.649 27.425
NonDefense Cap 65.986 60.600 64.937
NonDefense Cap
ex aircraft 58.392 59.980 56.233
Defense Cap 10.495 10.970 10.970
Durables Ex-Transport 143.241 144.892 138.090
Durables NonDefense 180.895 175.005 174.986
Unfilled-Durables 801.228 797.869 798.552
SHIPMENTS-BLNS DLRS: April March Feb
Total 422.317 419.787 408.967
Durables 196.019 193.305 189.328
Semiconductor shipments .000 4.092 5.021
NonDefense Cap
ex aircraft 58.121 58.121 56.832
INVENTORIES-BLNS DLRS: April March Feb
Total 521.683 519.045 516.707
Computers and related
products 4.507 4.486 4.569
Motor vehicles and parts 19.975 19.866 19.726
INVENTORIES/SHIPMENTS RATIO: April March

1.24 1.24

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED PERCENT CHANGES:

April March Feb

Factory Orders N/A 1.1 0.4

Durable Goods 2.9 unch 0.5

FORECAST:

Reuters survey of economists forecast:

U.S. April factory orders +1.8 pct

HISTORICAL COMPARISONS/NOTES:

N/A – not available

The Commerce Department said that effective with the April report, semiconductor shipments will no longer be listed separately but will be included in the computers and electronic products
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On May 14 the department issued annual benchmark revisions to U.S. factory orders through March 2010. In the benchmark report, March factory orders were revised to up 1.1 percent from a p
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Initial orders for April durable goods were issued on May 26.

The inventories/shipments ratio is a measure of the number of months it takes to deplete inventories at the current pace of shipments.

General machinery includes groups such as industrial, farm, construction, mining and metalworking.

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RPT-TABLE-U.S. April factory orders rose 1.2 pct