U.S. manufacturing: shipments of electrical equipment, appliances and components increased by 3.8 percent in January

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According to the data published by U.S. Census Bureau, new orders for manufactured durable goods in January 2015 increased by $6.5 billion or 2.8 percent to $236.1 billion compared to December 2014. Considering not seasonally adjusted data, new orders in January increased by 1.6 percent compared to the same month of 2014 ($209,812us manufacturing appliances million versus $206,441 million). Category including electrical equipment, appliances and components presents a decrease in new orders: in January 2015 they totaled $10,491 million, -3.4 percent compared to the previous month (seasonally adjusted data). Besides, the fall was equal to -0.8 percent if we compare January 2015 ($9,873 million) to January 2014 ($9,954 million), analyzing not seasonally adjusted data.
Shipments of manufactured durable goods in January 2015 decreased by $2.7 billion or 1.1 percent to $245.1 billion compared to December 2014. However, shipments increased by 3.1 percent, considering January 2015 versus January 2014 (respectively $217,427 million and $210,866 million – not seasonally adjusted data). As regards to electrical equipment, appliances and components, shipments decreased by 0.4 percent in January 2015 compared to December 2014 ($10,675 million versus $10,713 million – seasonally adjusted data), while shipments increased by 3.8 percent if we consider January 2015 versus the same month of 2014 (respectively $9,510 million and $9,162 million – not seasonally adjusted data).

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