Friday, August 3, 2007

Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, & Orders

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The U.S. Census Bureau has great data on
Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, & Orders.

The charts above are compiled using data on shipments in different manufacturing sectors over the period of Jan 1992 through June 2007. The plots show half year shipment data in $ millions.

In the first half of 2007 US manufactured goods shipments came to $1.28 trillion in durable goods and $1.19 trillion in nondurable goods. As you can see there was a significant drop off in output of durable goods in 2001 and 2002. Since then growth has returned to the record annual output of $4.94 trillion in 2006.

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