Manufactured Durables Decline 8.3%

Nov. 28, 2006
Aircraft and computers drag down new orders.

New orders for manufactured durable goods, generally big ticket items designed to last at least three years, fell 8.3% in October to $210 billion, the U.S. Commerce Department reported on Nov. 28.

The decline was led by decreases in new orders for non-defense aircraft, down 44.5% from September, and for computers, down 25.6%.

During October, new orders increased for primary metals (up1.1%), machinery (up 1.4%), electrical equipment and appliances (up 5.1%) and cars (up 1.4%). But these were not enough to offset the large declines in airplanes and computers.

Octobers decline in new orders for manufactured durable goods followed an 8.7% increase in September and no change in August.

Popular Sponsored Recommendations

Global Supply Chain Readiness Report: The Pandemic and Beyond

Sept. 23, 2022
Jabil and IndustryWeek look into how manufacturers are responding to supply chain woes.

Empowering the Modern Workforce: The Power of Connected Worker Technologies

March 1, 2024
Explore real-world strategies to boost worker safety, collaboration, training, and productivity in manufacturing. Emphasizing Industry 4.0, we'll discuss digitalization and automation...

How Manufacturers Can Optimize Operations with Weather Intelligence

Nov. 2, 2023
The bad news? Severe weather has emerged as one of the biggest threats to continuity and safety in manufacturing. The good news? The intelligence solutions that build weather ...

How Organizations Connect and Engage with Frontline Workers

June 14, 2023
Nearly 80% of the 2.7 billion workers across manufacturing, construction, healthcare, transportation, agriculture, hospitality, and education are frontline. Learn best practices...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of IndustryWeek, create an account today!