United States Durable Goods Orders  1992-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

New orders for US manufactured durable goods shrank 1.2 percent month-over-month in October of 2017, following a 2.2 percent increase in September and compared to market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain. Orders for transport equipment slumped 4.3 percent and those for nondefense aircraft and parts went down 18.6 percent, after jumping 4.4 percent and 33.9 percent respectively in September due to a rise in Boeing aircraft orders. Non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, seen as a proxy for business spending plans went down 0.5 percent, the biggest drop since September of 2016 and following an upwardly revised 2.1 percent gain in the previous month. Durable Goods Orders in the United States averaged 0.32 percent from 1992 until 2017, 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 Unexpectedly Fall


New orders for US manufactured durable goods shrank 1.2 percent month-over-month in October of 2017, following a 2.2 percent increase in September and compared to market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain. Orders for transport equipment slumped 4.3 percent and those for nondefense aircraft and parts went down 18.6 percent, after jumping 4.4 percent and 33.9 percent respectively in September due to a rise in Boeing aircraft orders. Non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, seen as a proxy for business spending plans went down 0.5 percent, the biggest drop since September of 2016 and following an upwardly revised 2.1 percent gain in the previous month.

Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.4 percent. Excluding defense, new orders decreased 0.8 percent. 

Shipments of manufactured durable goods in October, up five of the last six months, increased $0.3 billion or 0.1 percent to $241.0 billion. This followed a 1.0 percent September increase. Primary metals, up three of the last four months, led the increase, $0.3 billion or 1.5 percent to $19.9 billion. 

Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in October, down three of the last four months, decreased $0.5 billion or virtually unchanged to $1,134.6 billion. This followed a 0.2 percent September increase. Transportation equipment, also down three of the last four months, drove the decrease, $2.0 billion or 0.3 percent to $769.7 billion.

Inventories of manufactured durable goods in October, up fifteen of the last sixteen months, increased $0.5 billion or 0.1 percent to $404.1 billion. This followed a 0.6 percent September increase. Primary metals, also up fifteen of the last sixteen months, led the increase, $0.1 billion or 0.4 percent to $33.9 billion. 

Nondefense new orders for capital goods in October decreased $3.4 billion or 4.5 percent to $72.3 billion. Shipments decreased $1.4 billion or 1.9 percent to $72.4 billion. Unfilled orders decreased $0.1 billion or virtually unchanged to $705.2 billion. Inventories increased less than $0.1 billion or virtually unchanged to $179.7 billion. Defense new orders for capital goods in October decreased $1.1 billion or 9.6 percent to $9.9 billion. Shipments increased $0.3 billion or 2.4 percent to $10.9 billion. Unfilled orders decreased $0.9 billion or 0.7 percent to $142.3 billion. Inventories increased $0.2 billion or 1.0 percent to $23.6 billion. 

US Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/22/2017 1:39:41 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-27 12:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM 1.7% -6.8% 1% 1.1%
2017-10-25 12:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM 2.2% 2.0% 1.0% 0.3%
2017-11-22 01:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM -1.2% 2.2% 0.3% 0.4%
2017-12-22 01:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM -1.2% 0.27%


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 58.70 60.80 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.60 53.10 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 60.10 59.80 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 55.30 55.30 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 55.20 54.80 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.90 2.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.90 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.50 1.40 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.00 76.40 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.20 2.20 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.80 2.40 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 1.10 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.70 0.60 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 478455.00 471684.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.40 1.20 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.00 0.60 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 35.80 5.50 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.30 0.80 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23109.00 23443.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1643.80 1642.70 1741.40 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 103.80 103.00 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 22.70 27.90 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 12.00 19.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 51.60 49.70 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 19.40 30.20 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 27.60 21.30 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.65 0.36 2.73 -5.12 [+]
Chicago Pmi 66.20 65.20 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.70 2.80 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 511.18 501.98 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 18.09 18.57 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -1.86 1.85 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -46.00 -18.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 44.00 894.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 182.70 182.50 182.70 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 [+]
Steel Production 6716.00 7064.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 6.40 10.00 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.85 5.70 5.85 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Corruption Index 74.00 76.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]


United States Durable Goods Orders

Durable Goods Orders refer to new orders placed with manufacturers for delivery of hard goods in the future. 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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.20 2.20 22.10 -17.90 1992 - 2017 percent Monthly
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