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

New orders for US manufactured durable goods went up 0.7 percent month-over-month in March of 2017, following an upwardly revised 2.3 percent jump in February and below expectations of a 1.2 percent rise. Transportation went up 2.4 percent and drove the increase. In addition, orders for nondefense aircraft went up 7 percent and defense aircraft jumped 26.1 percent. Non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely proxy for business spending plans, increased 0.2 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)
2017-02-27 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 0.7% 2.3% 1.2% 0.9%
2017-05-26 12:30 PM Apr 0.7% 0.13%
2017-06-26 12:30 PM May 0.78%
2017-07-27 12:30 PM Jun 0.4%




US Durable Goods Orders Rise Less Than Estimated


New orders for US manufactured durable goods went up 0.7 percent month-over-month in March of 2017, following an upwardly revised 2.3 percent jump in February and below expectations of a 1.2 percent rise.

Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.2 percent. Excluding defense, new orders increased 0.1 percent. Transportation equipment, also up three consecutive months, drove the increase, $2.0 billion or 2.4 percent to $83.3 billion.

Shipments of manufactured durable goods in March, up four of the last five months, increased $0.6 billion or 0.2 percent to $239.8 billion. This followed a 0.2 percent February increase. Transportation equipment, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, led the increase, $0.4 billion or 0.5 percent to $81.7 billion.

Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in March, up two consecutive months, increased $2.5 billion or 0.2 percent to $1,119.0 billion. This followed a 0.1 percent February increase. Transportation equipment, also up two consecutive months, led the increase, $1.6 billion or 0.2 percent to $755.5 billion. 

Inventories of manufactured durable goods in March, up four of the last five months, increased $0.5 billion or 0.1 percent to $385.7 billion. This followed a 0.2 percent February increase. Machinery, also up four of the last five months, led the increase, $0.4 billion or 0.6 percent to $66.7 billion.

Nondefense new orders for capital goods in March increased $0.9 billion or 1.2 percent to $75.0 billion. Shipments increased $0.9 billion or 1.3 percent to $73.0 billion. Unfilled orders increased $2.0 billion or 0.3 percent to $693.4 billion. Inventories increased $0.8 billion or 0.4 percent to $171.7 billion.

Defense new orders for capital goods in March increased $1.1 billion or 12.2 percent to $10.4 billion. Shipments decreased $0.5 billion or 4.0 percent to $10.9 billion. Unfilled orders decreased $0.6 billion or 0.4 percent to $137.3 billion. Inventories decreased $0.3 billion or 1.3 percent to $21.1 billion.

US Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/27/2017 12:39:05 PM



United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 57.20 57.70 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 52.50 52.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.20 57.60 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.80 53.30 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.70 53.00 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.50 0.30 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.50 0.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.80 1.00 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.10 75.70 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 0.70 2.30 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 0.10 2.70 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.20 0.70 6.40 -11.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 0.50 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
New Orders 476493.00 470202.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.00 1.50 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.30 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 49.60 7.10 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.10 0.40 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 24114.00 24457.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1611.40 1575.40 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.70 105.30 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 5.20 16.40 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 22.00 32.80 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 20.00 22.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 56.50 51.30 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.08 0.27 2.72 -5.09 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 16.80 16.90 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.30 57.70 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.62 17.58 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.13 3.42 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 502.25 441.40 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -3.64 -1.03 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 74.00 54.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 3369.00 1542.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 181.81 181.47 181.81 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 2.90 1.00 108.20 -28.80 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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.70 2.30 23.00 -18.40 1992 - 2017 percent Monthly
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