US: New orders for durable goods in Oct. decreased $2.8 bln or 1.2% to $236.0 billion
"New orders for manufactured durable goods in October decreased $2.8 billion or 1.2 percent to $236.0 billion," the U.S. Census Bureau reported on Wednesday.
This decrease, down following two consecutive monthly increases, followed a 2.2 percent September increase.
Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.4 percent.
Excluding defense, new orders decreased 0.8 percent.
Transportation equipment, also down following two consecutive monthly increases, drove the decrease, $3.5 billion or 4.3 percent to $77.1 billion.
Shipments of manufactured durable goods in October, up five of the last six months, increased $0.3 billion or 0.1 percent to $241.0 billion.