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

New orders for manufactured goods in the United States increased by 1.3 percent month-over-month in December 2016 after a downwardly revised 2.3 percent decline in November and better than market expectations of 1 percent gain. Orders for computers and electronic products surged 2.6 percent (from +1 percent in November) and those for machinery rose 0.7 percent (from +2.5 percent). By contrast, bookings for transportation equipment dropped 2.5 percent (from -14.7 percent in November) and those for electrical equipment, appliances and components fell 0.6 percent (from +1.4 percent). Non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft orders, seen as a proxy for business spending plans, rose 0.7 percent. Considering 2016 full year, factory orders dropped 1.4 percent, following a 6.3 percent fall in 2015. Factory Orders in the United States averaged 0.27 percent from 1991 until 2016, 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)
2016-12-06 03:00 PM Oct 2.7% 0.6% 2.6% 1.5%
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 1.3%
2017-04-04 02:00 PM Feb
2017-05-04 02:00 PM Mar




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 1.80 -0.80 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 1.50 1.65 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.20 0.90 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 24.50 22.10 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 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.30 -2.30 10.20 -9.70 1991 - 2016 percent Monthly
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