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Economists Survey Raises 2021 CPI Forecast To 4.9%

Release for: February 2018
Source: U.S. Commerce Department
Pct Changes Calculated By MNI From Seasonally Adjusted Levels
Pct Change From Six Months Prior
                           Feb-18  Jan-18  Dec-17
Total:
  Shipments                   4.8     4.7     4.3
  New Orders                  6.0     4.9     1.4
  Excluding Transportation
    Shipments                 5.0     5.3     5.0
    New Orders                4.9     4.6     5.6
  Excluding Defense
    Shipments                 4.7     4.4     4.0
    New Orders                6.4     6.5     0.7
  Manufacturing with unfilled orders
    Shipments                 5.1     4.6     4.5
    New Orders                6.5     4.7     0.1
  Primary Metals
    Shipments                 8.5     8.1     7.3
    New Orders                8.3     6.8     7.3
  Fabricated Metals
    Shipments                 5.8     6.2     4.5
    New Orders                5.4     5.0     5.0
  Machinery
    Shipments                 5.7     5.7     5.4
    New Orders                5.7     4.0     4.0
  Computers and electronic parts
    Shipments                 3.8     4.9     5.3
    New Orders                3.8     6.2     8.9
    Computers and related products
      Shipments              -7.2    -7.9    -7.8
      New Orders             -7.5    -9.3    -8.1
    Communcations equipment
      Shipments               9.4    11.2    10.6
      New Orders             -6.4     9.7     7.5
  Electrical equipment, appliances
    and components:
    Shipments                 3.6     3.1     0.7
    New Orders                2.5     2.0     3.9
  Transportation equipment
    Shipments                 4.4     3.5     2.8
    New Orders                8.1     5.7    -5.8
    Motor vehicles and parts
      Shipments               5.1     6.4     3.7
      New Orders              5.1     6.5     4.1
    Nondefense aircraft and parts
      Shipments              -0.4   -12.1    -5.5
      New Orders             35.2    43.8   -42.3
    Defense aircraft and parts
      Shipments               6.2     4.2     3.1
      New Orders             -5.1   -52.3    36.1
  All other durable goods
    Shipments                 3.4     3.6     5.0
    New Orders                3.6     3.3     5.2
  Capital goods
    Shipments                 4.9     3.6     5.4
    New Orders                7.9     4.5    -7.8
    Nondefense capital goods
      Shipments               4.7     2.5     4.5
      New Orders              9.6     9.1   -11.4
      Excluding aircraft
        Shipments             5.2     5.1     6.0
        New Orders            4.1     3.7     5.5
    Defense capital goods
      Shipments               6.5    11.6    11.8
      New Orders             -3.0   -22.2    21.9
       ** MNI Washington Bureau (202) 371-2121 **
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