Manufacturing By The Numbers

Manufacturing by the Numbers: September 2023

Oct. 5, 2023
Plus, U.S. durable goods orders increased $0.5 billion or 0.2% to $284.7 billion.

The old adage ‘you can't manage what you can't measure’ has never been truer, especially in the industrial sector. Having the right data about your plant, your business, and the industry in general is essential if you want your company to thrive. This monthly roundup highlights the reports, studies, surveys, and insights that are impacting the manufacturing industry. Here are this month’s stats.

In August, economic activity in the manufacturing sector registered 47.6%, 1.2 percentage points higher than in July

Institute for Supply Management
Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

New orders for manufactured goods in July decreased $12.7 billion or 2.1% to $579.4 billion

U.S. Census Bureau
Monthly Full Report on Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, & Orders

New orders of manufacturing technology totaled $353.9 million in July, down 12.4% from June

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report

Manufacturing sector lost 3,000 jobs in August, the first decrease in nearly a year

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Employment Situation Summary

U.S. durable goods orders increased $0.5 billion or 0.2% to $284.7 billion in August

U.S. Census Bureau
Monthly Advance Report on Durable Goods Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders

Manufacturing activity in New York State rose 21 points to 1.9

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Empire State Manufacturing Survey

Industrial production increased 0.4% in August, and manufacturing output inched up 0.1%

U.S. Federal Reserve
Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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