New orders for US manufactured durable goods edged up 0.5 percent month-over-month in March of 2021, well below market forecasts of a 2.5 percent increase as supply shortage impacted production again. In February, the orders fell 0.9 percent, the first monthly decline in almost a year as supply-chain issues due to winter storms in Texas and other southern states constrained production and delayed some shipments. Fabricated metal products were up 3.6 percent and contributed the most to growth. Meanwhile, orders for transport equipment sank 1.7 percent, namely nondefense aircraft and parts (-46.9 percent) while those for motor vehicles were up 5.5 percent. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 1.6 percent and excluding defense 0.5 percent. Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, went up 0.9 percent, reversing a 0.8 percent loss in February, but less than forecasts of 1.5 percent. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Durable Goods Orders in the United States averaged 0.34 percent from 1992 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 23.50 percent in July of 2014 and a record low of -19 percent in August of 2014. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Durable Goods Orders - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Durable Goods Orders - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Durable Goods Orders in the United States is expected to be 2.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Durable Goods Orders in the United States to stand at 0.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Durable Goods Orders is projected to trend around 0.30 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Durable Goods Orders

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.50 -0.90 23.50 -19.00 1992 - 2021 percent Monthly
Current Prices, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-27 01:30 PM Dec 0.2% 1.2% 0.9% 0.8%
2021-02-25 01:30 PM Jan 3.4% 1.2% 1.1% 1.2%
2021-03-24 12:30 PM Feb -1.1% 3.5% 0.8% 1.1%
2021-04-26 12:30 PM Mar 0.5% -0.9% 2.5% 1.7%
2021-05-27 12:30 PM Apr 0.5% 0.8% 0.3%
2021-06-24 12:30 PM May
2021-07-27 12:30 PM Jun
2021-08-25 12:30 PM Jul


News Stream
US Durable Goods Orders Rebound
New orders for US manufactured durable goods edged up 0.5 percent month-over-month in March of 2021, well below market forecasts of a 2.5 percent increase as supply shortage impacted production again. In February, the orders fell 0.9 percent, the first monthly decline in almost a year as supply-chain issues due to winter storms in Texas and other southern states constrained production and delayed some shipments. Fabricated metal products were up 3.6 percent and contributed the most to growth. Meanwhile, orders for transport equipment sank 1.7 percent, namely nondefense aircraft and parts (-46.9 percent) while those for motor vehicles were up 5.5 percent. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 1.6 percent and excluding defense 0.5 percent. Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, went up 0.9 percent, reversing a 0.8 percent loss in February, but less than forecasts of 1.5 percent.
2021-04-26
US Durable Goods Orders Unexpectedly Fall
New orders for US manufactured durable goods unexpectedly sank 1.1 percent month-over-month in February of 2021, compared to market forecasts of a 0.8 percent increase. It is the first decline in durable goods order in ten months, mainly due to a 1.6 percent drop in transportation, namely motor vehicles (-8.7 percent) . Other declines were also seen in orders for computers and electronic products (-1.9 percent), fabricated metals (-0.9 percent), communication equipment (-0.8 percent), machinery (-0.6 percent) and primary metals (-0.5 percent). Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, dropped 0.8 percent, reversing from a 0.6 percent gain in January. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.9 percent and excluding defense, new orders fell 0.7 percent.
2021-03-24
US Durable Goods Orders Beat Forecast at 6-Month High
New orders for US manufactured durable goods climbed 3.4 percent month-over-month in January of 2021, accelerating from an upwardly revised 1.2 percent increase in December and well above market expectations of a 1.1 percent advance. It is the 9th consecutive gain in durable goods orders and the biggest since July 2020, mainly driven by a 7.8 percent rise in orders for transportation. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 1.4 percent and excluding defense, new orders increased 2.3 percent. Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, increased 0.5 percent, after a 1.5 percent rise in the previous month.
2021-02-25
US Durable Goods Orders Disappoint
New orders for US manufactured durable goods edged up 0.2 percent month-over-month in December of 2020, following an upwardly revised 1.2 percent rise in the previous month, and well below forecasts of a 0.9 percent rise. Still, it is the 8th consecutive gain in durable goods orders, mainly driven by a 2.4 percent rise in orders for machinery while those for transportation went down 1 percent. Excluding transportation, new orders rose 0.7 percent and excluding defense, new orders went up 0.5 percent. Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, increased 0.6 percent, after a 1 percent rise in the previous month.
2021-01-27

United States Durable Goods Orders
Durable Goods Orders refer to new orders placed with manufacturers for delivery of hard goods which meant to last at least three years.