Factory orders down 10% in Sept.; shipments off 3%

December 2006
Furniture/Today;12/11/2006, Vol. 31 Issue 14, p54
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decrease in the U.S. residential furniture factory orders in September 2006. The orders were 10% below the comparable 2005 month, the weakest monthly comparison of the year since a 13% drop in April. For the year to date, the industry recorded a 2% decrease in orders as compared to the previous year. In contrast, shipments fared better in September, but were still 3% below the comparable 2005 month.


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