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Business Optimism Drives Up Durable Goods Orders in Washington Amid Uncertainties

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Outlook brightens for US manufacturing industry

In Washington, the latest report from the Census Bureau revealed a 1.4 percent increase in orders for durable goods in February, driven by transportation equipment and machinery. This is an improvement in business investment in equipment, signaling optimism for growth with expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut rates this year. Despite challenges faced by the manufacturing sector due to rising interest rates impacting demand for goods, there is hope for better performance in the first quarter.

This sector accounts for 10.3 percent of the economy and plays a significant role in integrating the Mexican economy with the US economy. The health indicators of this sector are crucial for both countries, highlighting its importance. Economists had anticipated a 1.1 percent rise in durable goods orders, indicating better than expected performance in February. Additionally, orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft saw a 0.7 percent increase after a 0.4 percent decline in the previous month, which is a key measure of corporate spending plans.

Meanwhile, US consumer confidence remained stable in March, with concerns about a recession overshadowed by worries about the political environment leading up to the presidential election in November. Despite some uncertainties, consumers’ overall sentiment remained relatively steady during this period with concerns about a recession overshadowed by worries about politics leading up to November’s presidential election.

By Samantha Jones

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