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- Durable Goods
New orders for durable goods fell 1.0 percent in January. Over the past year, new orders are up 4.6 percent. New orders for transportation equipment lead the decline, falling 5.6 percent in January. Excluding volatile transportation equipment orders, new orders were up 1.1 percent, following a decline of 1.9 percent in December. Orders for nondefense capital goods excluding aircraft, which are used to evaluate the near-term outlook in equipment and software investment, rose 1.7 percent in January. Shipments of durable goods, which are up 3.4 percent over the past year, fell 0.4 percent in January. Shipments of nondefense capital goods excluding aircraft, which map directly into GDP, fell 0.8 percent in January, but are up 2.6 percent year-over-year.