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

New orders for manufactured goods in the United States increased 1 percent month-over-month in February of 2017 after an upwardly revised 1.5 percent rise in January and matching market forecasts. Orders for transportation equipment rose 4.4 percent, boosted by a 47.5 percent rise in civilian aircraft. Excluding transportation, orders rose 0.4 percent and excluding defense, orders went up 1.2 percent. Additional gains came from orders for computers and related (4.1 percent); electrical equipment and appliances (1.9 percent) and general machinery (0.3 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)
2017-02-03 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% 1.5% 1% 0.8%
2017-05-04 02:00 PM Mar 1%
2017-06-05 02:00 PM Apr
2017-07-05 02:00 PM May




United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 57.20 57.70 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 52.50 52.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.20 57.60 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.80 53.30 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.70 53.00 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.50 0.30 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.50 0.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.80 1.00 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.10 75.70 89.40 66.70 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 0.40 0.50 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
New Orders 476493.00 470202.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.00 1.50 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.30 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 49.60 7.10 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.40 -0.20 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 24114.00 24457.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1611.40 1575.40 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.70 105.30 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 5.20 16.40 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 22.00 32.80 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 20.00 22.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 56.50 51.30 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.08 0.27 2.72 -5.09 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 16.80 16.90 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 57.70 57.40 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.62 17.58 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.13 3.42 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 502.25 441.40 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -1.03 -2.17 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 54.00 10.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 1542.00 -2973.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 181.81 181.47 181.81 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 2.90 1.00 108.20 -28.80 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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.00 1.50 10.20 -9.70 1991 - 2017 percent Monthly
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