After-tax 1Q'06 profits for Computer and electronic products on
sales of $141 billions
After-tax 1Q'06 profits for Pharmaceuticals and medicines on sales
of $66 billions
Seasonally adjusted after-tax
profits of U.S. manufacturing corporations totaled $117.1
billion in the first quarter 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.
First quarter 2006 after-tax profits were up $15.2 billion from the
$101.8 billion recorded in the previous quarter. First quarter 2006
after-tax profits were up $27.0 billion from the $90.1 billion
recorded in the same quarter a year ago.
Seasonally adjusted sales for these
manufacturers totaled $1,423.8 billion for the quarter, up $42.8
billion from the $1,381.0 billion recorded in the fourth quarter
2005, and up $125.1 billion from the $1,298.7 billion recorded in
the first quarter 2005.
After-tax profits averaged 8.2 cents
per dollar of sales for the quarter, 7.4 cents last quarter, and 6.9
cents a year earlier.