TABLE-U.S. April durable goods orders rose 2.9 pct

May 26 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. Commerce Department seasonally
adjusted data on durable goods orders, with percent changes
from prior months.
PERCENT CHANGES: April March Feb
New Orders 2.9 unch 0.5
Ex-Transportation -1.0 4.8 2.1
Ex-Defense 3.4 -0.1 1.4
Manufacturing with
unfilled orders 3.3 -0.7 1.8
Primary Metals -2.0 3.6 2.2
Gen. Machinery -5.9 10.5 7.1
Computers/Electronics 2.2 5.2 -1.1
Computer/related -3.0 18.1 5.5
Communications 7.1 -3.0 -7.6
Electrical/appliances -6.9 13.7 -1.8
Transp. Equip. 16.1 -13.1 -3.7
Motor vehicles/parts 1.6 4.5 -10.9
Nondefense aircraft/
parts 228.0 -71.2 51.1
Defense aircraft/
parts -4.4 1.4 -20.3
Capital goods 7.4 -5.8 6.9
NonDefense cap goods 9.2 -6.8 9.0
NonDefense cap goods
ex aircraft -2.4 6.5 3.0
Defense cap goods -2.1 unch -4.3
PERCENT CHANGES: April March Feb
Total unfilled orders 0.4 -0.1 0.5
Total inventories 0.7 0.6 0.7
Total shipments 1.4 2.1 -1.5
Semiconductor shipments N/A -18.5 -14.8
NonDefense cap goods
shipments ex aircraft 0.2 2.3 2.3
BILLIONS OF DLRS: April March Feb
New Orders 193.888 188.334 188.346
Ex-Transportation 143.183 144.670 138.090
Ex-Defense 180.762 174.808 174.986
Manufacturing with
unfilled orders 146.475 141.753 142.729
Primary Metals 19.708 20.105 19.405
Gen. Machinery 24.631 26.183 23.690
Computers/Electronics 27.688 27.089 25.744
Computer/related 6.206 6.396 5.414
Communications 3.644 3.403 3.510
Electrical/appliances 9.698 10.415 9.163
Transp. Equip. 50.705 43.664 50.256
Motor vehicles/parts 29.119 28.651 27.425
Nondefense aircraft/
parts 10.534 3.212 11.135
Defense aircraft/
parts 5.257 5.501 5.425
Capital goods 76.813 71.501 75.907
NonDefense cap goods 66.075 60.530 64.937
NonDefense cap goods
ex aircraft 58.481 59.910 56.233
Defense cap goods 10.738 10.971 10.970
BILLIONS OF DLRS: April March Feb
Total unfilled orders 801.278 797.754 798.552
Total inventories 301.423 299.476 297.545
Total shipments 195.966 193.224 189.328
Semiconductor shipments N/A 4.092 5.021
NonDefense cap goods
shipments ex aircraft 58.244 58.139 56.832

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED PERCENT CHANGES:

Mar Feb

Durable Goods -1.2 0.5

Factory Orders 1.1 0.4

FORECASTS:

U.S. April durable goods orders +1.3 pct

U.S. April durables ex-transportation +0.5 pct

U.S. April durables ex-defense +1.8 pct

U.S. April nondefense cap. goods ex-aircraft +1.0 pct

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 Commerce Dept. issued annual benchmark revisions to U.S. factory orders and durable goods through March 2010.

In the benchmark report, March durable goods orders were revised to a 1.2 percent decline from a previously reported 0.6 percent drop, and February orders were revised to up 0.5 percent f
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U.S. March factory orders were revised to up 1.1 percent from a previosly reported 1.3 percent rise, while February orders rose 0.4 percent, revised from up 1.3 percent.

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