Series Is Adjusted For Trading Day And Calender-Month Variations. Orders Are The Net Of Cancellations. 1961-1970 Data Are Revised In Census Bureau Series M3-1.2. Source: U.S. Bureau Of The Census, "Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories And Orders: 1947-1963", Series M3-1, Published October 1963;"Business Statistics, 1965", Biennial Supplement To The Survey Of Current Business; The Latest Month Is From Current Statistical Reports, "Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories And Orders", Series M3-1, Monthly.
This NBER data series m06135 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 6 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter06.html.
NBER Indicator: m06135
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Manufacturer's New Orders, Total, Nondurable Goods Industries for United States [M06135USM144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M06135USM144NNBR/, July 5, 2015.