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   Revised historical data for Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories,
and Orders will be issued on May 21, 2001. For additional
information, visit the M3 Survey Revision Information page.

Highlights from the Advance Report on Durable Goods Manufacturers' Shipments and Orders

February 2001 --------------- Released 8:30 A.M. EDT March 27, 2001
Note: All figures in text are in seasonally adjusted current dollars
For Data - (301) 457-4673
For Questions - Lee Wentela or Derrick Roy
(301) 457-4804 or (301) 457-4832

    Advance Report on Durable Goods Prior Press Releases

New Orders

New orders for manufactured durable goods in February decreased $0.4 billion or 0.2 percent to $199.2 billion, the Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census reported today. This follows a 7.3 percent January decrease.

Graph Of Durable Goods New Orders


Shipments of durable goods in February decreased $0.6 billion or 0.3 percent to $200.9 billion, following a 2.5 percent January decrease. This is the fifth consecutive decrease. Year to date, shipments for 2001 are 3.3 percent below the same period a year ago.

Unfilled Orders

Unfilled orders for durable goods in February decreased $1.7 billion or 0.3 percent to $568.4 billion, following a 0.3 percent January decrease.

Capital Goods Industries


New orders in February increased $1.6 billion or 28.8 percent to $7.0 billion.


New orders in February decreased $4.1 billion or 6.4 percent to $59.6 billion.

Revised January Data

REVISED JANUARY DATA Revised seasonally adjusted January figures for all manufacturing industries are: shipments, $366.9 billion (revised from $368.0 billion); new orders, $364.9 billion (revised from $366.5 billion); unfilled orders, $595.1 billion (revised from $595.6 billion); and total inventories, $496.0 billion (revised from $496.3 billion).

Released March 27, 2001. This report presents advance information on two key business indicators: durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders. Revised and more detailed estimates plus nondurable goods and inventory data will be published April 3, 2001. The advance report on durable goods for March is scheduled for April 25, 2001.

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