United States Durable Goods Orders  1992-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

New orders for US manufactured durable goods jumped 4.8 percent month-over-month in October of 2016, following an upwardly revised 0.4 percent gain in September and beating market expectations of a 1.5 percent increase. It is the biggest gain since October last year, mainly boosted by a 12 percent surge in transport equipment. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 1 percent and excluding defense, new orders went up 5.2 percent. Non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircrafts, a proxy for business spending increased 0.4 percent. Durable Goods Orders in the United States averaged 0.34 percent from 1992 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 23.00 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)
2016-09-28 12:30 PM Aug 0.0% 3.6% -1.4% -0.5%
2016-10-27 12:30 PM Sep -0.1% 0.3% 0.1% 1.2%
2016-11-23 01:30 PM Oct 4.8% 0.4% 1.5% 0.8%
2016-12-22 01:30 PM Nov 4.8% -0.6%
2017-01-27 01:30 PM Dec
2017-02-24 01:30 PM Jan




US Durable Goods Rise More Than Expected


New orders for US manufactured durable goods jumped 4.8 percent month-over-month in October of 2016, following an upwardly revised 0.4 percent gain in September and beating market expectations of a 1.5 percent increase. It is the biggest gain since October last year, mainly boosted by a 12 percent surge in transport equipment. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 1 percent and excluding defense, new orders went up 5.2 percent. Non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircrafts, a proxy for business spending increased 0.4 percent.

Transportation equipment, also up four consecutive months, led the increase, $9.5 billion or 12.0 percent to $88.2 billion. 

Shipments of manufactured durable goods in October, up four of the last five months, increased $0.2 billion or 0.1 percent to $234.6 billion. This followed a 0.8 percent September increase. Fabricated metal products, up three of the last four months, drove the increase, $0.3 billion or 1.1 percent to $30.5 billion. 

Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in October, up following four consecutive monthly decreases, increased $8.2 billion or 0.7 percent to $1,128.6 billion. This followed a 0.2 percent September decrease. Transportation equipment, also up following four consecutive monthly decreases, led the increase, $7.5 billion or 1.0 percent to $773.1 billion.

Inventories of manufactured durable goods in October, up four consecutive months, increased $0.1 billion or virtually unchanged to $383.7 billion. This followed a virtually unchanged September increase. Transportation equipment, up three of the last four months, drove the increase, $0.2 billion or 0.2 percent to $123.8 billion.

Nondefense new orders for capital goods in October increased $10.2 billion or 14.5 percent to $80.1 billion. Shipments decreased $0.4 billion or 0.6 percent to $71.5 billion. Unfilled orders increased $8.7 billion or 1.3 percent to $703.1 billion. Inventories decreased $0.6 billion or 0.4 percent to $169.6 billion. Defense new orders for capital goods in October decreased $0.4 billion or 3.7 percent to $10.8 billion. Shipments increased $0.3 billion or 2.9 percent to $10.6 billion. Unfilled orders increased $0.2 billion or 0.1 percent to $138.7 billion. Inventories increased $0.4 billion or 1.9 percent to $21.2 billion. 

US Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/23/2016 1:45:05 PM



United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 53.20 51.90 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.10 53.40 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 57.20 54.80 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 54.60 54.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.90 54.90 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -0.90 -1.00 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.00 -0.20 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -0.20 -0.10 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 75.30 75.40 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 4.80 0.40 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 5.20 1.40 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 1.00 0.20 2.80 -4.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.80 0.60 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
Factory Orders 2.70 0.60 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
New Orders 455471.00 453135.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories 0.10 0.20 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 7.60 -9.50 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.40 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 24457.00 25227.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1589.80 1477.10 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 94.90 94.10 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 7.60 9.70 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 4.00 -4.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 52.50 49.20 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 1.50 -6.80 38.99 -34.82 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 10.20 -1.50 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.08 -0.23 2.71 -5.05 [+]
Chicago Pmi 57.60 50.60 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.87 18.02 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.75 3.98 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 567.34 572.31 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -2.39 -0.88 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -42.00 -50.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 3425.00 2097.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Leading Economic Index 179.32 178.87 179.32 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6382.00 6308.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -7.00 -9.80 13.70 -12.60 percent [+]
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 16.00 17.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.70 5.61 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]



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 December of 2016.

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