U.S. Manufacturing Shipments Remain Steady
Total shipments for all U.S. manufacturing industries in April remained relatively unchanged from March at $492.9 billion. U.S. wood product manufacturing shipments were $9.3 billion, down 0.4% compared to March. April shipments of furniture and related products rose 0.3% from March to $6.5 billion.
New orders for all U.S. manufacturing in April totaled $494.5 billion, falling 0.8% from the month prior. Furniture and related product orders increased 2.2% from March to $6.5 billion. See U.S. Census Bureau