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August Factory Orders Miss, Plunge Most On Record

Surprised? Following last month's 10.5% record rise in Factory Orders, August just printed -10.1% MoM - the biggest drop on record. While some give-back was excpected this is notably worse than the expected drop of -9.5% (the biggest miss since January 2014). Worse still durables orders cratered 18.4% (and non-durables dropped 0.4%) MoM and ex-transports dropped 0.1% - the 3rd drop in the last 4 months. So - in summary - last month saw a $56 billion rise and this month saw a $55.8 billion drop - 'economic growth' roundtripped... as inventories rose 0.1% and shipments fell 1%.

 

 

as Transportation collapsed...

 

Charts: bloomberg