New orders for US manufactured goods dropped 0.7 percent from a month earlier in November 2019, compared to market expectations of a 0.8 percent decline and following a 0.2 percent growth in October. Demand fell for machinery (-1.2 percent vs 0.8 percent), transportation equipment (-5.9 percent vs flat reading) and primary metals (-0.6 percent vs -1.7 percent). Meanwhile, orders for electrical equipment, appliances, and components posted the largest increase (2.0 percent vs -1.5 percent), followed by furniture and related products (1.0 percent vs 3.8 percent), computers and electronic products (0.2 percent vs 0.4 percent), and fabricated metal products (0.2 percent vs 1.1 percent). Year-on-year, factory orders were 0.7 percent lower. Factory Orders in the United States averaged 0.27 percent from 1991 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 10.40 percent in July of 2014 and a record low of -9.70 percent in August of 2014. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Factory Orders in the United States is expected to be 0.10 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 0.80 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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United States Factory Orders

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.70 0.20 10.40 -9.70 1991 - 2019 percent Monthly
Current Prices, SA



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-03 02:00 PM Aug -0.1% 1.4% -0.2% -0.7%
2019-11-04 03:00 PM Sep -0.6% -0.1% -0.5% -0.4%
2019-12-05 03:00 PM Oct 0.3% -0.8% 0.3% 0.5%
2020-01-07 03:00 PM Nov -0.7% 0.2% -0.8% -0.8%
2020-02-04 03:00 PM Dec -0.7% -0.5%


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2019-12-05
US Factory Orders Rebound in October
New orders for US manufactured goods rose 0.3 percent from a month earlier in October 2019 as widely expected, following a revised 0.8 percent drop in September. Demand for transportation equipment orders rebounded 0.7 percent (vs -3.2 percent in September), and that for civilian aircraft and parts increased 10.7 percent (vs -19.0 percent in September). Orders for computers and electronic products rose 0.6 percent (vs -0.5 percent in September) and those for machinery orders jumped 1.2 percent (vs -0.1 percent in September). In contrast, orders for electrical equipment, appliances and components dropped 1.8 percent, after rising 0.9 percent in September.. Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, which are seen as a measure of business spending plans on equipment, increased 1.1 percent in October. Year-on-year, factory orders fell 0.4 percent.

2019-11-04
US Factory Orders Fall More than Expected
New orders for US manufactured goods fell 0.6 percent from a month earlier in September 2019, following an unrevised 0.1 percent decrease in August and compared with market expectations of a 0.5 percent decline. Demand went down for transport equipment (-2.8 percent vs 0.2 percent in August), of which civilian aircraft and parts (-11.8 percent vs -17.2 percent) and defense aircraft (6.1 percent vs 52.7 percent). Also, orders for computers and electronic products dropped further (-1.2 percent vs -0.1 percent). On the other hand, orders rebounded for electrical equipment, appliances and components (0.7 percent vs -2.1 percent) and machinery (0.2 percent vs -0.3 percent). Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, which are seen as a measure of business spending plans on equipment, declined 0.6 percent, after a 0.8 percent fall in August. Meantime, shipments of manufactured products decreased 0.2 percent, following a 0.3 percent decline in the prior month.

2019-10-03
US Factory Orders Fall Less than Expected
New orders for US manufactured goods fell 0.1 percent from a month earlier in August 2019, after an unrevised 1.4 percent gain in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 0.2 percent decrease. Demand declined for transport equipment (-0.4 percent vs 7.3 percent in July), namely civilian aircraft and parts (-17.1 percent vs 52.2 percent); computers and electronic products (-0.2 percent, the same as in July) and electrical equipment, appliances and components (-1.7 percent vs 0.2 percent). On the other hand, orders of fabricated metal products (1.2 percent vs -0.8 percent) and machinery (0.4 percent vs 1 percent) rebounded. Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, which are seen as a measure of business spending plans on equipment, went down 0.4 percent in August, after a flat reading in the prior month. Meantime, shipments of manufactured products declined 0.1 percent, following a 0.3 percent fall in July.

2019-09-05
US Factory Orders Post Biggest Gain in Almost a Year
New orders for US manufactured goods increased 1.4% from a month earlier in July of 2019, following a downwardly revised 0.5% rise in the previous month and above market expectations of 1%. It was the biggest gain in industrial orders since August of 2018, as transport orders rose the most in eleven months (7% vs 4.1% in June). Also, orders advanced for civilian aircraft and parts (47.8% vs 101.4%); computers and electronic products (0.4% vs -1.5%) and electrical equipment, appliances and components (0.5% vs 0.7%) while machinery orders fell (-0.8% vs 1.7%). Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, which are seen as a measure of business spending plans on equipment, went up 0.2% in July, after a downwardly revised 0.9% advance in the prior month. Meantime, shipments for manufactured products decreased 0.2%, down from a 0.1% increase in the prior month.

2019-08-02
US Factory Orders Rise Less than Expected
New orders for US manufactured goods rose 0.6 percent from a month earlier in June 2019, following an upwardly revised 1.3 percent fall in the previous month and missing market expectations of a 0.8 percent gain. While orders rose for transport equipment (3.7 percent vs -7.5 percent in May), primarily civilian aircraft and parts (75.1 percent vs -52 percent); and machinery (2.1 percent vs 0.1 percent), orders for computers and electronic products declined (-0.2 percent vs 0.5 percent). Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, which are seen as a measure of business spending plans on equipment, were up 1.5 percent in June, after a downwardly revised 0.2 percent rise in the prior month. Meantime, shipments for manufactured products rose 0.4 percent, after a 0.1 percent increase in the prior month.

2019-07-03
US Factory Orders Fall More than Expected in May
New orders for US manufactured goods declined 0.7 percent from a month earlier in May 2019, following an upwardly revised 1.2 percent fall in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 0.5 percent decrease. It was the second consecutive monthly decline in factory orders, mostly due to lower demand of transportation equipment (-4.6 percent from -7.6 percent in April) namely civilian aircraft and parts (-28.2 percent). On the other hand, demand rose for computers and electronic products (0.7 percent from -0.5 percent) and machinery (0.8 percent from a flat reading). Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, which are seen as a measure of business spending plans on equipment, were up 0.5 percent in May, after increasing 0.4 percent in the prior month. Meantime, shipments of manufactured goods rose 0.1 percent, rebounding from an upwardly revised 0.6 percent fall in April.


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. .

United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 47.20 48.10 77.50 29.40 points [+]
Services PMI 52.80 51.60 61.00 49.30 points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.00 53.90 62.00 37.80 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.40 52.60 57.90 50.30 points [+]
Composite Pmi 52.70 52.00 61.00 50.00 points [+]
Industrial Production -1.00 -0.70 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.30 0.80 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.30 -0.90 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.02 77.37 89.39 66.69 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -2.00 0.20 23.20 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 0.80 0.00 25.50 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.00 0.30 6.30 -10.20 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 0.30 4.60 -7.00 percent [+]
New Orders 493029.00 496962.00 549482.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.70 0.20 10.40 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories -0.20 0.10 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 69.44 69.40 173.21 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.10 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22910.00 22483.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1868.66 1857.53 1873.90 14.67 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 102.70 104.70 108.80 80.10 points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 4.80 3.30 39.00 -34.30 points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 17.00 2.40 58.50 -57.90 points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index -5.00 -1.00 27.00 -44.00 points [+]
Ism New York Index 39.10 50.40 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -3.20 -1.30 47.60 -59.90 points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.56 -0.76 2.79 -5.29 [+]
Chicago Pmi 48.90 46.30 78.60 21.20 points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.10 16.60 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 2.53 2.57 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 373.49 385.66 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -2.55 1.16 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 6678.00 9137.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -109.00 -44.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Leading Economic Index 129.78 129.35 129.78 45.48 points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 673.00 659.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change 1.10 -5.95 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 83.67 85.64 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Corruption Index 71.00 75.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 22.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Crude Oil Imports -595.00 1776.00 2201.00 -2518.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Distillate Fuel Production -105.00 -1.00 570.00 -699.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Distillate Stocks 8171.00 5330.00 11205.00 -13011.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Cushing Crude Oil Stocks 342.00 -821.00 4737.00 -4184.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Gasoline Production 394.00 -1286.00 1082.00 -1494.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Steel Production 7233.00 7407.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Refinery Crude Runs 76.00 -386.00 1572.00 -3253.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Mining Production 1.40 2.30 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index -7.00 -5.00 37.00 -32.00 points [+]
Heating Oil Stocks -168.00 -84.00 94208.00 -92090.00 Thousand Barrels [+]