Core Report | January 27, 2023

New orders for manufactured durable goods increased sharply in December, increasing 5.6% to a $286.9 billion rate in December after slipping 1.7% in November. This index is now up four out of the last five months. New orders for primary metals were up 0.3% in December after a 0.1% decrease in November. Fabricated metal product new orders were up 0.3% after sliding 0.1% in November as well.