New orders for manufactured durable goods in May decreased $2.4 billion to $238.0 billion. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.1 percent after rising 0.4 percent the prior month.
Excluding defense, new orders increased 0.6 percent following a decrease by a revised 1.1 percent in April.
Orders for transportation equipment led the decrease, $2.3 billion or 3.0 percent to $74.4 billion, as bookings for civilian aircraft fell 4.0 percent. Automobile orders increased 2.1 percent.