TABLE-U.S. Dec factory orders rose 1.0 pct

Feb 4 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. Commerce Department seasonally adjusted data on U.S. factory orders, shipments and unfilled orders.
ORDERS-PCT CHANGES: Dec Nov Oct
New Orders 1.0 1.0 0.8
Ex-Transportation 1.2 2.1 0.7
Ex-Defense 1.0 1.3 1.4
Manufacturing with
unfilled orders 0.8 -0.8 -0.2
Durables 1.0 -0.4 -0.1
Primary Metals 8.2 2.6 5.7
General Machinery 6.6 3.2 -8.1
Computers/Electronics -1.4 1.3 0.4
Electrical Equipment

Appliances -3.8 3.5 3.2
Transport Equipment -0.5 -7.8 1.3

NonDefense aircraft -34.1 -40.4 47.8

Defense aircraft 19.8 -9.1 -6.5

Ships/boats -18.2 -0.7 -26.5
NonDurables 1.0 2.2 1.6
Computers and related
products -1.3 7.7 unch
Motor vehicles/parts 4.1 0.8 0.8
NonDefense Cap 0.8 -3.0 2.0
NonDefense Cap
ex aircraft 2.2 3.2 -1.8
Defense Cap -0.4 -4.4 -19.2
Durables Ex-Transport 1.4 2.0 -0.5
Durables NonDefense 0.8 0.1 1.2
Unfilled-Durables -1.0 -0.7 -0.4
SHIPMENTS-PCT CHANGES: Dec Nov Oct
Total 1.9 1.6 0.9
Durables 2.8 0.8 0.2
Semiconductor shipments 31.4 -8.3 25.1
NonDefense Cap
ex aircraft 2.1 1.6 0.5
INVENTORIES-PCT CHANGES: Dec Nov Oct
Total -0.1 0.2 0.4
Computers and related
products 1.7 -0.1 -0.7
Motor vehicles and parts 1.3 1.0 -0.6
ORDERS-BLNS OF DLRS: Dec Nov Oct
New Orders 370.366 366.688 363.047
Ex-Transportation 332.403 328.516 321.648
Ex-Defense 359.159 355.778 351.260
Manufacturing with
unfilled orders 123.890 122.907 123.951
Durables 169.014 167.412 168.098
Primary Metals 16.435 15.189 14.809
General Machinery 24.283 22.784 22.076
Computers/Electronics 25.342 25.697 25.369
Electrical Equipment

Appliances 8.466 8.801 8.503
Transport Equipment 37.963 38.172 41.399

NonDefense aircraft 2.883 4.373 7.333

Defense aircraft 5.764 4.810 5.293

Ships/boats 0.993 1.214 1.223
NonDurables 201.352 199.276 194.949
Computers and related
products 4.808 4.872 4.523
Motor vehicles/parts 25.347 24.346 24.141
NonDefense Cap 54.219 53.808 55.458
NonDefense Cap
ex aircraft 54.780 53.579 51.920
Defense Cap 8.255 8.285 8.670
Durables Ex-Transport 131.051 129.240 126.699
Durables NonDefense 157.807 156.502 156.311
Unfilled-Durables 716.692 724.054 729.336
SHIPMENTS-BLNS DLRS: Dec Nov Oct
Total 383.087 376.048 370.294
Durables 181.735 176.772 175.345
Semiconductor shipments 5.359 4.078 4.445
NonDefense Cap
ex aircraft 54.682 53.547 52.693
INVENTORIES-BLNS DLRS: Dec Nov Oct
Total 495.004 495.268 494.397
Computers and related
products 4.179 4.109 4.113
Motor vehicles and parts 18.491 18.258 18.073
INVENTORIES/SHIPMENTS RATIO: Dec Nov

1.29 1.32

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED PERCENT CHANGES:

Dec Nov Oct

Factory Orders N/A 0.6 0.8

Durable Goods 0.3 -0.4 -0.1

FORECAST:

Reuters survey of economists forecast:

U.S. Dec. factory orders +0.5 pct

HISTORICAL COMPARISONS/NOTES:

N/A – not available

On Jan. 15 the Census Bureau revised U.S. November factory orders to up 0.6 percent from a previously reported 1.1 percent rise, and factory orders excluding transportation to up 1.7 perce
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Initial orders for December durable goods were issued on Jan. 28.

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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