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Durable Goods Report

This is a report indicating the number of new orders placed with domestic manufacturers for immediate and future delivery of hard goods. This report is important as it can indicate the future activity in factory production as manufacturers work to fill the orders they have received. Also, if a company is willing to commit to the future expense by placing the order, one would assume the company to be financially healthy, and anticipating continuing growth. The Durable Goods Report is also used as a sort of barometer for the manufacturing sector.