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

New orders for US manufactured durable goods decreased by 0.4 percent month-over-month in December 2016, following an upwardly revised 4.8 percent drop in November. The number came worse than market expectations of a 2.6 percent rise as orders for transport equipment dropped 2.2 percent and defense capital goods fell 33.4 percent. Meanwhile, non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, increased by 0.8 percent after a 1.5 percent gain in November. Durable Goods Orders in the United States averaged 0.32 percent from 1992 until 2016, 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)
2016-11-23 01:30 PM Oct 4.8% 0.4% 1.5% 0.8%
2016-12-22 01:30 PM Nov -4.6% 4.8% -4.7% -0.6%
2017-01-27 01:30 PM Dec -0.4% -4.8% 2.6% 2%
2017-02-27 01:30 PM Jan -0.4% 1.6% 1.8%
2017-03-24 12:30 PM Feb -0.62%
2017-04-27 12:30 PM Mar 0.4%




US Durable Goods Orders Fall For 2nd Straight Month


New orders for US manufactured durable goods decreased by 0.4 percent month-over-month in December 2016, following an upwardly revised 4.8 percent drop in November. The number came worse than market expectations of a 2.6 percent rise as orders for transport equipment dropped 2.2 percent and defense capital goods fell 33.4 percent.

Non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, increased by 0.8 percent after a 1.5 percent gain in November.

New orders for manufactured durable goods in December decreased $1.0 billion or 0.4 percent to $227.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This decrease, down two consecutive months, followed a 4.8 percent November decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.5 percent. Excluding defense, new orders increased 1.7 percent. Transportation equipment, also down two consecutive months, drove the decrease, $1.7 billion or 2.2 percent to $73.7 billion. 

Shipments of manufactured durable goods in December, up three of the last four months, increased $3.3 billion or 1.4 percent to $238.0 billion. This followed a 0.3 percent November increase. Transportation equipment, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, led the increase, $2.0 billion or 2.5 percent to $82.3 billion.

Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in December, down six of the last seven months, decreased $7.2 billion or 0.6 percent to $1,119.4 billion. This followed a 0.3 percent November decrease. Transportation equipment, also down six of the last seven months, drove the decrease, $8.6 billion or 1.1 percent to $759.8 billion. 

Inventories of manufactured durable goods in December, up five of the last six months, increased less than $0.1 billion or virtually unchanged to $384.4 billion. This followed a 0.2 percent November increase. Machinery, up four of the last five months, drove the increase, $0.4 billion or 0.5 percent to $66.4 billion. 

Nondefense new orders for capital goods in December increased $2.4 billion or 3.8 percent to $66.6 billion. Shipments increased $1.2 billion or 1.8 percent to $71.7 billion. Unfilled orders decreased $5.1 billion or 0.7 percent to $691.8 billion. Inventories increased $0.6 billion or 0.3 percent to $171.1 billion. Defense new orders for capital goods in December decreased $4.8 billion or 33.4 percent to $9.5 billion. Shipments decreased $0.1 billion or 1.2 percent to $10.9 billion. Unfilled orders decreased $1.3 billion or 0.9 percent to $140.9 billion. Inventories decreased $0.2 billion or 0.7 percent to $20.7 billion. 

US Census Bureau | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
1/27/2017 5:45:26 PM



United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 56.00 54.50 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.90 55.60 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.50 56.60 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.30 55.00 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.30 55.80 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.00 0.70 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.30 0.60 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.30 0.50 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 75.30 75.60 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -0.40 -4.80 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 1.70 -6.80 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 1.00 6.40 -11.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 2.10 0.60 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
New Orders 464868.00 458329.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.30 -2.30 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 0.80 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 48.70 7.10 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 1.00 1.00 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 105.90 105.80 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 18.70 6.50 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 43.30 23.60 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 12.00 8.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 57.70 57.70 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.05 0.18 2.71 -5.05 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 22.10 17.70 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 50.30 53.90 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.61 18.43 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.25 3.73 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 553.65 487.95 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 0.56 9.53 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -89.00 -114.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -2628.00 2846.00 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 6874.00 6619.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 0.40 -4.00 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 76.00 74.00 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 February of 2017.

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