U.S. Manufacturing Shipments Rise in January
Total shipments for all U.S. manufacturing industries in January rose 0.6% from December 2017 to $498.8 billion. U.S. wood product manufacturing shipments were $9.55 billion, down 0.1% compared to December. January shipments of furniture and related products fell 1.1% from December to $6.58 billion.
New orders for all U.S. manufacturing in January were $491.7 billion, falling 1.4% from the month prior. Furniture and related product orders dropped 1.8% from December to $6.63 billion. See U.S. Census Bureau