U.S. durable goods orders surprise in April

May 26 (Reuters) – US durable goods orders rose 1.1% in April from the previous month, the Commerce Department said on Friday.

Wall Street analysts polled by Reuters had expected orders to fall by 1%.

According to revised data, a month earlier the volume of orders increased by 3.3%.

Excluding the transport sector, the volume of orders for goods with a lifespan of at least three years fell by 0.2% in April compared to the previous month. Analysts expected a decline of 0.1%. (Reuter office in Gdansk)


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