United States Factory Orders  1991-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

New orders for manufactured goods in the United States increased 1.2 percent month-over-month in January of 2017 after a 1.3 percent rise in December and beating market expectations of 1 percent gain. Orders for transportation equipment jumped 6.2 percent, boosted by a 69.8 percent rise in civilian aircraft and a 62.2 percent surge in defense aircraft. Excluding transportation, orders rose 0.3 percent and excluding defense orders went up 1 percent. Non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft orders, seen as a proxy for business spending plans went down 0.1 percent. Factory Orders in the United States averaged 0.27 percent from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 10.20 percent in June of 2000 and a record low of -9.70 percent in August of 2014.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-06 03:00 PM Nov -2.4% 2.8% -2.2% -1%
2017-02-03 03:00 PM Dec 1.3% -2.3% 1% 1.3%
2017-03-06 03:00 PM Jan 1.2% 1.3% 1% 0.9%
2017-04-04 02:00 PM Feb 1.2%
2017-05-04 02:00 PM Mar
2017-06-05 02:00 PM Apr




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 16.90 24.50 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 Factory Orders Notes

Factory orders report is compiled from results of "Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) survey" and shows the value of new factory orders for both durable (50% of total orders) and non-durable goods. The survey is usually released a week after durable goods orders report. . This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Factory Orders - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Factory Orders - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.20 1.30 10.20 -9.70 1991 - 2017 percent Monthly
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