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

New orders for manufactured goods in the United States slumped 2.4 percent month-over-month in November 2016, following an upwardly revised 2.8 percent rise in October and worse than market expectations of a 2.2 percent fall. It is the biggest decline in a year, following four consecutive rises. Orders for transportation equipment shrank 13.2 percent, the biggest drop since August 2014, mainly due to civilian aircraft. Excluding transportation, factory orders rose 0.1 percent and non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft orders, seen as a proxy for business confidence and spending plans rose 0.2 percent. Factory Orders in the United States averaged 0.26 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)
2016-11-03 02:00 PM Sep 0.3% 0.4% 0.2% 0.3%
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 -2.4%
2017-03-06 03:00 PM Jan
2017-04-04 02:00 PM Feb




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 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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.40 2.80 10.20 -9.70 1991 - 2016 percent Monthly
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