Manufacturing Update: New Orders

(value of manufacturers’ new orders; not seasonally adjusted; $ in millions)

Industry Dec. ’11 [p] Nov. ’11 [r] Oct. ’11 Dec. ’10
All manufacturing industries [1] 466,222 444,953 448,923 422,050
Durable goods industries [1] 224,119 197,669 196,757 196,345
Primary metals 25,643 25,323 25,065 19,210
Fabricated metal products 22,906 24,610 25,950 22,371
Machinery 34,069 28,985 31,590 32,405
Computers and electronic products [1] 28,966 21,934 24,749 31,913
Electronic equipment, appliances and components 9,868 10,430 10,683 10,112
Transportation equipment 72,260 54,178 45,190 50,951
Furniture and related products 4,794 5,362 5,544 4,680
Nondurable goods industries 242,103 247,284 252,166 225,705
Source: U.S. Census Bureau. [1] Excludes Semiconductors. [p] Preliminary. [r] Revised data due to late receipts and concurrent seasonal adjustment.