Manufacturing sales fell 1.5% to $48.3 billion in July, the third decrease in five months. Declines in transportation equipment were largely responsible for the overall drop. Manufacturers in 11 of 21 industries reported lower sales, representing over 60% of total manufacturing.
Constant dollar sales decreased 2.0%. Sales of durable goods fell 2.7% while sales of non-durable goods edged down 0.1%.
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