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

New orders for US manufactured durable goods decreased by 4.6 percent month-over-month in November 2016, following a 4.8 percent gain in October and slightly better than market expectations of a 4.7 percent fall. It was the first decline in five months and the sharpest drop since August 2014, mainly dragged by a 13.2 percent decrease in transport equipment. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.5 percent and excluding defense, new orders went down 6.6 percent. Non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a proxy for business spending, increased by 0.9 percent. 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)
2016-10-27 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 -4.6% 4.8% -4.7% -0.6%
2017-01-27 01:30 PM Dec -4.6% 2.6% 2%
2017-02-27 01:30 PM Jan 1.77%
2017-03-24 12:30 PM Feb -0.62%




US Durable Goods Orders Fall The Most In Over 2 Years


New orders for US manufactured durable goods decreased by 4.6 percent month-over-month in November 2016, following a 4.8 percent gain in October and slightly better than market expectations of a 4.7 percent fall. It was the first decline in five months and the sharpest drop since August 2014, mainly dragged by transport equipment orders.

Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.5 percent and excluding defense, new orders went down 6.6 percent. Non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a proxy for business spending, increased by 0.9 percent.

Transportation equipment, also down following four consecutive monthly increases, drove the decrease, $11.7 billion or 13.2 percent to $76.6 billion.

Shipments of manufactured durable goods in November, up two of the last three months, increased $0.2 billion or 0.1 percent to $234.2 billion. This followed a 0.1 percent October decrease. Primary metals, also up two of the last three months, drove the increase, $0.3 billion or 1.7 percent to $18.0 billion.

Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in November, down five of the last six months, decreased $2.3 billion or 0.2 percent to $1,126.7 billion. This followed a 0.8 percent October increase. Transportation equipment, also down five of the last six months, drove the decrease, $3.6 billion or 0.5 percent to $769.8 billion.

Inventories of manufactured durable goods in November, up four of the last five months, increased $0.6 billion or 0.1 percent to $384.0 billion. This followed a virtually unchanged October decrease. Transportation equipment, also up four of the last five months, led the increase, $0.3 billion or 0.2 percent to $124.1 billion.

Nondefense new orders for capital goods in November decreased $15.6 billion or 19.5 percent to $64.4 billion. Shipments decreased $0.9 billion or 1.2 percent to $70.3 billion. Unfilled orders decreased $5.9 billion or 0.8 percent to $697.1 billion. Inventories increased $0.5 billion or 0.3 percent to $170.1 billion. Defense new orders for capital goods in November increased $3.2 billion or 29.1 percent to $14.3 billion. Shipments increased $0.3 billion or 2.9 percent to $11.0 billion. Unfilled orders increased $3.3 billion or 2.4 percent to $142.2 billion. Inventories decreased $0.2 billion or 1.1 percent to $20.9 billion.

US Census Bureau | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
12/22/2016 1:45:28 PM



United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 54.70 53.20 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.30 54.10 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 57.20 57.20 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 53.90 54.60 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.10 54.90 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.50 -0.70 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.80 -0.70 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.20 0.00 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 75.46 74.89 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -4.60 4.80 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -6.60 5.10 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 0.90 6.40 -11.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 0.80 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
Factory Orders -2.40 2.80 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
New Orders 458329.00 469419.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories 0.70 -0.10 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 7.10 -9.50 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 1.00 -0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 24457.00 25227.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1575.40 1477.10 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 105.80 98.40 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 23.60 19.70 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 8.00 4.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 63.80 52.50 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 6.50 7.60 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 15.50 10.20 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.27 -0.05 2.71 -5.05 [+]
Chicago Pmi 54.60 57.60 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 18.43 17.87 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.73 3.80 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 487.95 498.93 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 2.35 4.10 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -243.00 -151.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 5951.00 5023.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Leading Economic Index 179.83 179.32 179.83 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6226.00 6382.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -2.80 -5.00 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 January of 2017.

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-4.60 4.80 23.00 -18.40 1992 - 2016 percent Monthly
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