United States Factory Orders  1991-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

New orders for US manufactured goods rose 0.4 percent month-over-month in May 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.4 percent drop in April and easily beating market expectations of a 0.1 percent fall. Orders for machinery increased 1.2 percent (vs 1.7 percent in April) and those for motor vehicles rose 0.3 percent (vs 0.8 percent in April). On the other hand, demand for civilian aircraft slumped 7 percent after a 30.3 percent contraction in the previous month. There were also declines in orders for primary metals (-0.3 percent), fabricated metal products (-1.1 percent) as well as electrical equipment, appliances and components (-0.4 percent), and computers and electronic products (-0.2 percent). Factory Orders in the United States averaged 0.28 percent from 1991 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 10.60 percent in July of 2014 and a record low of -10 percent in August of 2014.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-03 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM 1.6% 1.6% 1.4% 0.8%
2018-06-04 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM -0.8% 1.7% -0.5% -0.8%
2018-07-03 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM 0.4% -0.4% -0.1% -0.2%
2018-08-02 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM 0.4% 0.6%
2018-09-06 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM
2018-10-04 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 60.20 58.70 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.40 56.40 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 56.50 56.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 59.10 58.60 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 56.20 56.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.80 3.20 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.60 -0.50 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.90 1.20 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.00 77.70 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -0.60 -1.00 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.50 -1.50 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.30 1.90 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.70 0.90 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 498174.00 494448.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.40 -0.40 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 0.30 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 13.86 15.56 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.60 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23106.00 23157.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1920.00 1767.00 1920.00 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.20 107.80 107.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 55.00 56.40 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 25.70 19.90 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 22.60 25.00 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 20.00 16.00 30.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.15 0.42 2.76 -5.16 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 36.50 26.80 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 64.10 62.70 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.72 2.70 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 525.48 461.17 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.47 16.91 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 5.84 -12.63 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 46.00 51.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -3165.00 -694.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 123.07 122.91 184.16 70.21 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 0.63 -6.80 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 858.00 863.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 75.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 18.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.85 5.70 5.85 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7107.00 6930.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 12.90 12.60 108.20 -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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 -0.40 10.60 -10.00 1991 - 2018 percent Monthly
Current Prices, SA




factory orders by Country
Country Last
Germany 2.60 May/18
Italy 3.60 May/18
Spain 6.70 May/18
Switzerland 11.40 Mar/18
United Kingdom 13.00 Jun/18
United States 0.40 May/18


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