Shipment numbers have been steadily rising in the aerospace industry since 2003—2009 was no exception. The aerospace industry shipped 206 billion dollars worth of products in 2009. Shipments may have gone up, but new orders and backlog slipped from record highs recorded in 2008 and 2009. Backlog numbers dropped slightly to 362 billion dollars. New Order numbers fell harder to 166 billion dollars. For more information, see Series 26A, B and C.