Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Durable Goods... "There Goes the Optimism" Edition

Remember last months jump in durable goods (that turned out to be a jump only in aircraft)? Well, looks like it wasn't so sustainable (or as large as first thought). Reuters details:

New orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods fell more sharply than expected in June, notching their biggest decline in five months as demand for communications and transportation equipment slumped, a government report showed on Wednesday. The Commerce Department said durable goods orders fell 2.5 percent, the largest drop since January, after rising by a revised 1.3 percent in May, previously reported as a 1.8 percent surge. This was worse than market expectations for a 0.6 percent decline. Orders had advanced for two straight months.

Source: Census