United States Durable Goods Orders  1992-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

New orders for US manufactured durable goods rose 2.6 percent month-over-month in March 2018, following an upwardly revised 3.5 percent surge in February and easily beating market expectations of a 0.5 percent gain. This increase was mainly driven by higher demand for transportation equipment (7.6 percent). Durable Goods Orders in the United States averaged 0.34 percent from 1992 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 22.10 percent in July of 2014 and a record low of -17.90 percent in August of 2014.

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US Durable Goods Orders Rise More than Expected in March


New orders for US manufactured durable goods rose 2.6 percent month-over-month in March 2018, following an upwardly revised 3.5 percent surge in February and easily beating market expectations of a 0.5 percent gain. This increase was mainly driven by higher demand for transportation equipment. However, orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a proxy for business spending plans, edged down 0.1 percent, the third decline in four months.

New orders for manufactured durable goods increased $6.4 billion to $254.9 billion. Excluding transportation, new orders were virtually unchanged. Excluding defense, new orders increased 2.8 percent. Transportation equipment, also up four of the last five months, drove the increase, $6.4 billion or 7.6 percent to $91.4 billion.

Shipments of manufactured durable goods in March, up ten of the last eleven months, increased $0.7 billion or 0.3 percent to $250.0 billion. This followed a 0.7 percent February increase. Transportation equipment, up four of the last five months, drove the increase, $1.5 billion or 1.8 percent to $83.4 billion.

Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in March, up six of the last seven months, increased $9.3 billion or 0.8 percent to $1,154.0 billion. This followed a 0.3 percent February increase. Transportation equipment, up three of the last four months, led the increase, $8.0 billion or 1.0 percent to $782.8 billion.

Inventories of manufactured durable goods in March, up twenty of the last twenty-one months, increased $0.3 billion or 0.1 percent to $411.0 billion. This followed a 0.4 percent February increase. Both Fabricated metal products and Machinery led the increase. Fabricated metal products, up fifteen consecutive months, increased $0.3 billion or 0.6 percent to $52.0 billion. Machinery, up four of the last five months, increased $0.3 billion or 0.4 percent to $70.8 billion.

Nondefense new orders for capital goods in March increased $4.7 billion or 6.0 percent to $83.1 billion. Shipments increased $1.7 billion or 2.2 percent to $76.9 billion. Unfilled orders increased $6.3 billion or 0.9 percent to $716.1 billion. Inventories decreased $0.5 billion or 0.3 percent to $182.5 billion. Defense new orders for capital goods in March increased $0.1 billion or 0.9 percent to $10.6 billion. Shipments decreased $0.3 billion or 2.7 percent to $10.6 billion. Unfilled orders increased less than $0.1 billion or virtually unchanged to $140.7 billion. Inventories also increased less than $0.1 billion or 0.2 percent to $23.3 billion.


US Census Bureau | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
4/26/2018 1:11:28 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-27 01:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM -3.7% 2.6% -2% -1.9%
2018-03-23 12:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM 3.1% -3.5% 1.5% 1%
2018-04-26 12:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM 2.6% 3.5% 1.6% 0.6%
2018-05-25 12:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM 2.6% -1.4% -0.7%
2018-06-27 12:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM 0.88%
2018-07-26 12:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM 0.30%


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 57.30 59.30 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 56.50 55.60 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.60 54.00 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.80 58.80 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.90 54.20 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.50 3.70 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.70 0.70 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.80 2.50 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.99 77.56 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 2.60 3.50 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 2.80 3.00 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.00 0.90 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 0.20 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 507690.00 497984.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.60 1.60 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.00 0.60 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 33.07 15.56 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.30 0.90 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23106.00 23157.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1767.00 1738.20 1767.00 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.80 104.70 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 64.30 54.00 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 34.40 23.20 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 20.10 15.80 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 16.00 -3.00 30.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.34 0.32 2.76 -5.16 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 21.80 22.80 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 57.60 57.40 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 3.08 3.19 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 522.69 431.32 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.15 17.48 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -1.40 -2.20 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 106.00 89.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -3790.00 -2174.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 122.63 122.34 184.16 70.21 Index Points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change 4.85 -1.85 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 844.00 844.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 75.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 18.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.85 5.70 5.85 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7261.00 6446.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 10.60 10.60 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


United States Durable Goods Orders

Durable Goods Orders refer to new orders placed with manufacturers for delivery of hard goods which meant to last at least three years. 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.60 3.50 22.10 -17.90 1992 - 2018 percent Monthly
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