New orders and shipments for US manufactured goods decline in February

Monday, 05 April 2021 21:22:24 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego
       

New orders for manufactured goods in February, down following nine consecutive monthly increases, decreased $4.1 billion or 0.8 percent to $505.7 billion, the US Census Bureau reported today. This followed a 2.7 percent January increase.

Shipments, also down following nine consecutive monthly increases, decreased $10.3 billion or 2.0 percent to $502.4 billion. This followed a 1.8 percent January increase.

Unfilled orders, up two consecutive months, increased $8.5 billion or 0.8 percent to $1,082.3 billion. This followed a 0.2 percent January increase. The unfilled orders-to-shipments ratio was 6.29, up from 6.11 in January.

Inventories, up six of the last seven months, increased $5.5 billion or 0.8 percent to  $702.4 billion. This followed a 0.2 percent January increase. The inventories-to-shipments ratio was 1.40, up from 1.36 in January.


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