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Economy in Brief
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Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Strengthens
The Chicago Purchasing Managers Business Barometer Index for April increased to 58.3 from 57.7 in March...
EMU Money and Credit Perk Up
There is some noticeable acceleration in EMU money and credit growth...
Durable Goods Orders Improvement Moderates
New orders for durable goods rose 0.7% (4.5% y/y) during March...
U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Increase
Initial unemployment claims for unemployment insurance rose to 257,000 during the week ended April 22...
U.S. Pending Home Sales Ease
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that pending home sales slipped 0.8% ((+0.8% y/y) during March...
by Tom Moeller January 9, 2017
Manufacturing sector orders declined 2.4% during November (+1.2 % y/y) following October's 2.8% surge. Durable goods bookings declined 4.5% (-0.2% y/y), revised from the advance estimate of a 4.6% fall. Transportation orders declined 13.2% (-6.7% y/y) as orders for nondefense aircraft & parts fell by three-quarters m/m (-55.1% y/y). Orders outside of the transportation sector nudged 0.1% higher (3.0% y/y). Electrical equipment, appliance & component orders increased 0.3% (0.9% y/y), but machinery orders jumped 1.4% (-1.5% y/y). Orders for nondurable goods, which equal shipments, eased 0.2% (+2.6% y/y). Petroleum refinery shipments declined 2.1% (+1.2% y/y). Textile product shipments remained steady (-1.0% y/y), but apparel shipments jumped 1.6% (0.7% y/y). Basic chemical shipments improved 0.3% (3.6% y/y). Shipments of durable goods gained 0.8% y/y. Machinery shipments rose 0.5% (-2.6% y/y), and computer & electronic product shipments gained 0.2% (4.6% y/y).
Unfilled orders eased 0.1% (-1.2% y/y). Outside of transportation, order backlogs improved 0.5% (1.5% y/y). Unfilled orders for electrical equipment & appliances rose 1.7% (9.0% y/y) while furniture backlogs rose 0.4% (6.8% y/y). Unfilled orders for machinery gained 0.3% (-6.1% y/y) while backlogs of computers & electronic products rose 0.3% (4.7% y/y).
Inventories of manufactured products rose 0.2% (-0.6% y/y). Outside of transportation, inventories increased 0.2% (-0.8% y/y). Durable goods inventories gained 0.2% (-0.8% y/y) as machinery inventories rose 0.4% (-2.2% y/y), but transportation equipment inventories rose 0.3% (0.1% y/y). Nondurable goods inventories rose 0.3% (-0.4% y/y). Apparel inventories fell 0.8% (-0.6% y/y) and basic chemical inventories rose 0.2% (1.1% y/y). Food product inventories increased 0.2% (0.9% y/y).
The factory sector figures are available in Haver's USECON database.
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