New orders for US manufactured goods rose by 1.1 percent from a month earlier in December 2020, following an upwardly revised 1.3 percent growth in November and beating market expectations of a 0.7 percent advance. Demand increased for machinery (2.7 percent vs 2.0 percent in November), fabricated metal products (1.2 percent vs -0.1 percent), primary metals (0.6 percent vs 1.3 percent), computers and electronic products (0.1 percent vs -0.1 percent), and electrical equipment, appliances and components (0.7 percent vs 1.8 percent). At the same time, orders for transport equipment declined by 0.8 percent (vs 2.0 percent in November), led by vehicles (-0.5 percent vs 1.3 percent), civilian aircraft (-51.7 percent vs 0.7 percent), and defense aircraft (-3.8 percent vs 5.2 percent). Excluding transportation, factory orders rose by 1.4 percent (vs 1.1 percent in November). source: U.S. Census Bureau

Factory Orders in the United States averaged 0.27 percent from 1991 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 10.30 percent in July of 2014 and a record low of -13.50 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Factory Orders - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Factory Orders - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.

Factory Orders in the United States is expected to be 0.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Factory Orders in the United States to stand at 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Factory Orders is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2022 and 0.30 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

Ok
Trading Economics members can view, download and compare data from nearly 200 countries, including more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, government bond yields, stock indexes and commodity prices.

The Trading Economics Application Programming Interface (API) provides direct access to our data. It allows API clients to download millions of rows of historical data, to query our real-time economic calendar, subscribe to updates and receive quotes for currencies, commodities, stocks and bonds.

Please Paste this Code in your Website
width
height
United States Factory Orders

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.10 1.30 10.30 -13.50 1991 - 2020 percent Monthly
Current Prices, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-03 03:00 PM Sep 1.1% 0.6% 1% 0.6%
2020-12-04 03:00 PM Oct 1% 1.3% 0.8% 0.9%
2021-01-06 03:00 PM Nov 1% 1.3% 0.7% 0.6%
2021-02-04 03:00 PM Dec 1.1% 1.3% 0.7% 0.7%
2021-03-04 03:00 PM Jan 1.1% 1%
2021-04-05 02:00 PM Feb
2021-05-04 02:00 PM Mar
2021-06-04 02:00 PM Apr


News Stream
US Factory Orders Rise More than Forecast
New orders for US manufactured goods rose by 1.1 percent from a month earlier in December 2020, following an upwardly revised 1.3 percent growth in November and beating market expectations of a 0.7 percent advance. Demand increased for machinery (2.7 percent vs 2.0 percent in November), fabricated metal products (1.2 percent vs -0.1 percent), primary metals (0.6 percent vs 1.3 percent), computers and electronic products (0.1 percent vs -0.1 percent), and electrical equipment, appliances and components (0.7 percent vs 1.8 percent). At the same time, orders for transport equipment declined by 0.8 percent (vs 2.0 percent in November), led by vehicles (-0.5 percent vs 1.3 percent), civilian aircraft (-51.7 percent vs 0.7 percent), and defense aircraft (-3.8 percent vs 5.2 percent). Excluding transportation, factory orders rose by 1.4 percent (vs 1.1 percent in November).
2021-02-04
US Factory Orders Above Forecasts
Factory orders in the United States went up 1 percent month-over-month in November of 2020, following an upwardly revised 1.3 percent rise in October and above market forecasts of 0.7 percent. Orders for transportation equipment jumped 2.1 percent, mainly due to motor vehicles and parts (1.8 percent). Orders for machinery increased 1 percent, electrical equipment and appliances went up 0.7 percent and orders for nondurables rose 1.1 percent. On the other hand, orders for computers and electronics edged down 0.2 percent and for fabricated metals 0.9 percent. Excluding transportation, factory orders rose 0.8 percent.
2021-01-06
US Factory Orders Above Expectations
New orders for US manufactured goods jumped 1 percent from a month earlier in October of 2020, following an upwardly revised 1.1 percent rise in the previous month and above market expectations of a 0.8 percent advance. It marks the 6th consecutive month of rising factory orders, led by orders for transport equipment (1.4 percent), fabricated metal products (2.3 percent), computers and electronics (3.2 percent). In contrast, orders for machinery fell 0.3 percent. Orders excluding transportation also increased 1 percent.
2020-12-04
US Factory Orders Post 5th Consecutive Gain
New orders for US manufactured goods jumped 1.1 percent from a month earlier in September of 2020, following a downwardly revised 0.6 percent rise in the previous month and slightly higher than market expectations of a 1 percent advance. Demand rebounded for transport equipment (4.1 percent vs -0.9 percent), namely motor vehicles (0.9 percent vs -1.2 percent); and fabricated metal products (1.2 percent vs -0.2 percent). Orders continued to increase for computers and electronic products although at a slower pace (0.6 percent vs 1.2 percent). On the other hand, orders for machinery went down 0.3 percent, following a 2.6 percent increase in August. Excluding transportation, factory orders went up 0.5 percent, compared to forecasts of 1 percent.
2020-11-03

United States Factory Orders
Factory orders report is compiled from results of "Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) survey" and shows the value of new factory orders for both durable (50% of total orders) and non-durable goods. The survey is usually released a week after durable goods orders report. .