New orders for manufactured goods made in the US jumped 1.9 percent from a month earlier in March 2019, following a downwardly revised 0.3 percent drop in February and beating market expectations of a 1.5 percent gain. That was the largest increase in factory orders since August 2018, due mainly to strong demand for transportation equipment (7 percent vs -2.9 percent), in particular civilian aircraft and parts (31 percent vs -25.4 percent) and motor vehicles and parts (1.5 percent vs 0.1 percent). Demand also rose for computers and electronic products (2.2 percent vs 0.3 percent), furniture and related products (1.1 percent vs -2.6 percent), electrical equipment, appliances, and components (0.5 percent vs 1.4 percent), and machinery (0.1 percent vs -0.9 percent). Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, which are seen as a measure of business spending plans on equipment, were up 1.4 percent in March. Factory Orders in the United States averaged 0.28 percent from 1991 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 10.60 percent in July of 2014 and a record low of -10 percent in August of 2014.

Factory Orders in the United States is expected to be 2.20 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 0.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Factory Orders is projected to trend around 0.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-27 03:00 PM Factory Orders MoM 0.1% -0.5% 0.5% 0.7%
2019-03-19 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM 0.1% 0.1% 0.3% 0.3%
2019-04-08 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM -0.5% 0% -0.6% -0.5%
2019-05-02 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM 1.9% -0.3% 1.5% 0.6%
2019-06-04 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM 1.9% -0.4%
2019-07-03 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM
2019-08-02 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM 2.2%


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 52.80 55.30 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.60 52.40 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 53.00 55.30 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.50 56.10 62.00 37.80 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.00 54.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.90 2.30 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.50 0.20 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -0.20 0.70 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.93 78.46 89.39 66.69 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 2.70 -1.10 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 2.30 -1.70 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 -0.20 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.80 0.30 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 508192.00 497474.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.90 -0.30 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.00 0.30 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 128.39 96.80 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.10 0.40 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22157.00 22232.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2076.20 2076.82 2076.82 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 103.50 101.80 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 77.30 66.90 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 16.60 8.50 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 17.80 10.10 39.00 -34.40 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 3.00 10.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.45 0.05 2.78 -5.27 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 2.00 6.90 47.60 -59.90 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 52.60 58.70 78.60 21.20 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.42 2.46 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 377.46 389.93 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.40 17.45 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 5.43 -3.96 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 106.00 85.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -1123.00 -596.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 125.78 125.56 125.78 46.91 Index Points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change 2.40 8.60 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 802.00 805.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 71.00 75.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 22.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 85.64 84.84 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 1.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 6.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7752.00 6896.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 10.40 9.80 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


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. . 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.90 -0.30 10.60 -10.00 1991 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Germany 0.60 Mar/19
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