United States Durable Goods Orders  1992-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

New orders for US manufactured durable goods went up 1.7 percent month-over-month in February of 2017, following an upwardly revised 2.3 percent jump in January and beating market expectations of a 1.2 percent rise. Civilian aircraft orders surged 47.6 percent and were the main driver of the increase. Non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely proxy for business spending plans, fell 0.1 percent after edging up 0.1 percent in the previous month. Durable Goods Orders in the United States averaged 0.33 percent from 1992 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 23 percent in July of 2014 and a record low of -18.40 percent in August of 2014.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-27 01:30 PM Dec -0.4% -4.8% 2.6% 2%
2017-02-27 01:30 PM Jan 1.8% -0.8% 1.7% 1.8%
2017-03-24 12:30 PM Feb 1.7% 2.3% 1.2% 0.9%
2017-04-27 12:30 PM Mar 1.7% 0.4%
2017-05-26 12:30 PM Apr 0.90%
2017-06-26 12:30 PM May 0.60%




US Durable Goods Orders Above Expectations


New orders for US manufactured durable goods went up 1.7 percent month-over-month in February of 2017, following an upwardly revised 2.3 percent jump in January and beating market expectations of a 1.2 percent rise. Civilian aircraft orders surged 47.6 percent and were the main driver of the increase. Non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely proxy for business spending plans, fell 0.1 percent after edging up 0.1 percent in the previous month.

Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.4 percent. Excluding defense, new orders increased 2.1 percent. Transportation equipment, also up two consecutive months, led the increase, $3.3 billion or 4.3 percent to $80.4 billion. 

Shipments of manufactured durable goods, up three of the last four months, increased $0.6 billion or 0.3 percent to $239.2 billion. This followed a 0.1 percent January decrease. Machinery, also up three of the last four months, led the increase, $0.3 billion or 0.9 percent to $31.1 billion. 

Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in February, down eight of the last nine months, decreased $0.2 billion or virtually unchanged to $1,114.7 billion. This followed a 0.3 percent January decrease. Transportation equipment, also down eight of the last nine months, drove the decrease, $1.1 billion or 0.1 percent to $752.7 billion. 

Inventories of manufactured durable goods in February, up three of the last four months, increased $0.8 billion or 0.2 percent to $385.1 billion. This followed a 0.1 percent January increase. Transportation equipment, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, led the increase, $0.2 billion or 0.1 percent to $122.9 billion.

Nondefense new orders for capital goods in February increased $2.9 billion or 4.1 percent to $72.9 billion. Shipments decreased less than $0.1 billion or 0.1 percent to $72.1 billion. Unfilled orders increased $0.8 billion or 0.1 percent to $690.1 billion. Inventories increased $0.4 billion or 0.2 percent to $171.0 billion. Defense new orders for capital goods in February decreased $0.8 billion or 8.3 percent to $9.2 billion. Shipments increased $0.5 billion or 5.1 percent to $11.4 billion. Unfilled orders decreased $2.2 billion or 1.6 percent to $137.8 billion. Inventories increased $0.3 billion or 1.2 percent to $21.5 billion. 

US Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
3/24/2017 12:44:51 PM



United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 57.70 56.00 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 52.90 53.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 57.60 56.50 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.40 54.20 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.20 54.10 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.30 0.20 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.00 -0.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.20 0.60 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 75.40 75.50 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 1.70 2.30 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 2.10 2.10 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 0.20 6.40 -11.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 2.40 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
New Orders 470202.00 464868.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.20 1.30 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.40 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 46.20 7.10 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.30 0.80 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 24114.00 24457.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1575.40 1477.10 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 105.30 105.90 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 16.40 18.70 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 32.80 43.30 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 17.00 12.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 51.30 57.70 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.34 -0.02 2.72 -5.09 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 24.50 22.10 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 57.40 50.30 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.58 17.61 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.42 3.25 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 441.40 553.65 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 4.95 -0.24 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -150.00 -53.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -2811.00 -3055.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 180.69 179.83 180.69 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6362.00 6874.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 1.80 -0.40 13.70 -12.60 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.70 5.61 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Corruption Index 74.00 76.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]



United States Durable Goods Orders Notes

Durable Goods Orders refer to new orders placed with manufacturers for delivery of hard goods in the future. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

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1.70 2.30 23.00 -18.40 1992 - 2017 percent Monthly
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