U.S. Manufacturing Shipments Down
Total shipments for all U.S. manufacturing industries in April declined 0.5% from March to $504.1 billion. U.S. wood product manufacturing shipments were $9.1 billion, unchanged from the month prior. April shipments of furniture and related products fell 0.2% from March to $6.8 billion.
New orders for all U.S. manufacturing in April were $248.6 billion, even with the month prior. Furniture and related product orders rose 1.3% from March to $6.8 billion. See U.S. Census Bureau