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US transportation sector drives new orders for durable goods 7.3% higher

New orders for durable goods rose 7.3% to $206.9bn in June, driven by a surge in new orders for transportation equipment which increased 20% to $55.3bn. Excluding transportation, however, revealed an increase of only 3.3%, which was lower than May’s figure of 3.6%. New orders for capital goods disappointed, declining by 16.4% to $52.2bn, despite