TABLE-U.S. March factory orders rose 1.3 pct

May 4 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. Commerce Department seasonally adjusted data on U.S. factory orders, shipments and unfilled orders.
ORDERS-PCT CHANGES: March Feb Jan
New Orders 1.3 1.3 2.5
Ex-Transportation 3.1 1.5 0.5
Ex-Defense 1.3 1.8 1.5
Manufacturing with
unfilled orders -1.2 2.1 4.9
Durables -0.6 1.6 3.8
Primary Metals 4.7 1.8 2.5
General Machinery 8.6 8.5 -9.9
Computers/Electronics 4.4 -1.3 0.9
Electrical Equipment

Appliances 7.1 -0.5 3.3
Transport Equipment -12.3 -0.2 19.4

NonDefense aircraft -66.9 32.8 134.9

Defense aircraft 3.1 -19.7 17.3

Ships/boats -11.8 28.4 62.9
NonDurables 2.9 1.1 1.3
Computers and related
products 12.8 4.7 -10.6
Motor vehicles/parts 2.9 -1.1 -2.3
NonDefense Cap -7.0 6.8 3.9
NonDefense Cap
ex aircraft 4.5 2.8 -4.4
Defense Cap -1.1 -4.5 33.4
Durables Ex-Transport 3.5 2.2 -0.8
Durables NonDefense -0.7 2.7 1.6
Unfilled-Durables -0.1 0.5 0.2
SHIPMENTS-PCT CHANGES: March Feb Jan
Total 2.2 0.4 0.7
Durables 1.4 -0.3 -0.1
Semiconductor shipments -20.3 -20.6 27.8
NonDefense Cap
ex aircraft 2.3 1.7 -1.9
INVENTORIES-PCT CHANGES: March Feb Jan
Total 0.3 0.7 0.3
Computers and related
products -0.6 0.4 1.6
Motor vehicles and parts 0.3 0.5 -0.1
ORDERS-BLNS OF DLRS: March Feb Jan
New Orders 391.459 386.426 381.425
Ex-Transportation 350.920 340.213 335.123
Ex-Defense 377.782 372.831 366.216
Manufacturing with
unfilled orders 132.847 134.427 131.676
Durables 178.672 179.678 176.917
Primary Metals 18.259 17.437 17.136
General Machinery 25.941 23.885 22.021
Computers/Electronics 26.853 25.729 26.078
Electrical Equipment

Appliances 9.289 8.675 8.718
Transport Equipment 40.539 46.213 46.302

NonDefense aircraft 3.229 9.770 7.357

Defense aircraft 5.732 5.560 6.927

Ships/boats 1.921 2.179 1.697
NonDurables 212.787 206.748 204.508
Computers and related
products 5.161 4.574 4.370
Motor vehicles/parts 25.597 24.869 25.145
NonDefense Cap 56.761 61.047 57.149
NonDefense Cap
ex aircraft 56.726 54.292 52.798
Defense Cap 10.498 10.615 11.115
Durables Ex-Transport 138.133 133.465 130.615
Durables NonDefense 164.995 166.083 161.708
Unfilled-Durables 721.687 722.535 718.960
SHIPMENTS-BLNS DLRS: March Feb Jan
Total 395.587 386.968 385.325
Durables 182.800 180.220 180.817
Semiconductor shipments 3.280 4.117 5.188
NonDefense Cap
ex aircraft 55.898 54.640 53.722
INVENTORIES-BLNS DLRS: March Feb Jan
Total 500.712 499.220 495.778
Computers and related
products 4.257 4.281 4.265
Motor vehicles and parts 18.670 18.620 18.522
INVENTORIES/SHIPMENTS RATIO: March Feb

1.27 1.29

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED PERCENT CHANGES:

March Feb Jan

Factory Orders N/A 0.6 2.5

Durable Goods -1.3 1.1 3.8

FORECAST:

Reuters survey of economists forecast:

U.S. March factory orders -0.1 pct

HISTORICAL COMPARISONS/NOTES:

N/A – not available

Initial orders for March durable goods were issued on April 23.

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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