Factory Orders in the United States increased 0.70 percent in August of 2020 over the previous month. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Factory Orders in the United States averaged 0.26 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 October of 2020.

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 1.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Factory Orders is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2021 and 0.30 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Factory Orders

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.70 6.50 10.30 -13.50 1991 - 2020 percent Monthly
Current Prices, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-07-02 02:00 PM May 8% -13.5% 8.9% 8%
2020-08-04 02:00 PM Jun 6.2% 7.7% 5% 6.5%
2020-09-02 02:00 PM Jul 6.4% 6.4% 6% 5.4%
2020-10-02 02:00 PM Aug 0.7% 6.5% 1% 1.2%
2020-11-03 03:00 PM Sep 0.7% 0.5% 0.6%
2020-12-04 03:00 PM Oct


News Stream
US Factory Orders Below Forecasts
New orders for US manufactured goods rose by 0.7 percent from a month earlier in August 2020, following a revised 6.5 percent growth in the previous month and missing market expectations of 1.0 percent advance. Demand for transport equipment slowed sharply, with new orders increased by just 0.4 percent (vs 35.3 percent in July) as demand for vehicles and defense aircraft fell. Demand was also higher for machinery (1.5 percent vs 2.8 percent), primary metals (1.6 percent, the same as in July) and computers and electronic products (1.2 percent vs 2.9 percent). Meanwhile, new orders dropped for electrical equipment, appliances, and components (-0.8 percent vs 5.1 percent) and fabricated metal products (-1.2 percent vs 3.8 percent).
2020-10-02
US Factory Orders Beat Forecasts
Factory orders in the US jumped 6.4 percent month-over-month in July of 2020, the same as an upwardly revised increase in June. Figures beat market forecasts of a 6 percent rise as the manufacturing sector recovers from sharp disruptions in March and April due to the coronavirus outbreak. Demand for transport equipment increased 35.7 percent (vs 19.5 percent in June) boosted by vehicles and defense aircraft. Demand was also higher for machinery (2 percent vs 3.8 percent), fabricated metal products (2.7 percent vs 5.7 percent), and computers and electronics (2.6 percent vs -0.1 percent). Excluding transportation, factory orders increased at a slower 2.1 percent.
2020-09-02
US Factory Orders Rise for 2nd Straight Month
New orders for US manufactured goods rose by 6.2 percent from a month earlier in June 2020, following a revised 7.7 percent jump in the previous month and beating market expectations of 5.0 percent advance. It was the second consecutive month of strong new order growth as the manufacturing sector recovers from sharp disruptions in March and April due to the coronavirus outbreak. Demand for transport equipment increased 20.2 percent (vs 78.8 percent in May) boosted by vehicles while new orders for civilian and defense aircraft fell sharply. Demand was also higher for machinery (3.0 percent vs 1.1 percent), fabricated metal products (5.0 percent vs 6.0 percent), primary metals (4.7 percent vs 8.4 percent) and electrical equipment, appliances, and components (1.9 percent vs -0.2 percent).
2020-08-04
US Factory Orders Rebound Less than Expected
New orders for US manufactured goods rose by 8.0 percent from a month earlier in May 2020, partially recovering from a record 13.5 percent tumble in April and missing market expectations of an 8.9 percent growth, as several states gradually lifted coronavirus restrictions. Demand for transport equipment jumped 82.0 percent (vs -48.9 percent in April) led by vehicles and defense aircraft. In addition, new orders were up for primary metals (8.9 percent vs -14.5 percent), fabricated metal products (7.4 percent vs -13.6 percent), furniture and related products (5.3 percent vs -12.4 percent), electrical equipment, appliances, and components (1.0 percent vs -9.0 percent), computers and electronic products (0.7 percent vs -0.1 percent), and machinery (0.5 percent vs -8.0 percent).
2020-07-02

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. .