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

New orders for US manufactured durable goods slumped 6.8 percent month-over-month in July of 2017, offsetting a downwardly revised 6.4 percent rise in June which was the highest gain in nearly three years. Figures compare with market expectations of a 6 percent fall. Orders for transport equipment shrank 19 percent, with those for motor vehicles falling 1.2 percent. However, non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, seen as a proxy for business spending plans increased 0.4 percent, following a flat reading in June. 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 Orders Fall More than Expected


New orders for US manufactured durable goods slumped 6.8 percent month-over-month in July of 2017, offsetting a downwardly revised 6.4 percent rise in June which was the highest gain in nearly three years. Figures compare with market expectations of a 6 percent fall. Orders for transport equipment shrank 19 percent, with those for motor vehicles falling 1.2 percent. However, non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, seen as a proxy for business spending plans increased 0.4 percent, following a flat reading in June.

Transportation equipment, also down three of the last four months, drove the decrease, $17.4 billion or 19.0 percent to $74.3 billion. Excluding transportation, new orders rose 0.5 percent. Excluding defense, new orders decreased 7.8 percent.

Shipments of manufactured durable goods in July, up three consecutive months, increased $1.0 billion or 0.4 percent to $237.4 billion. This followed a virtually unchanged June increase. Transportation equipment, up two of the last three months, led the increase, $0.4 billion or 0.5 percent to $79.2 billion. 

Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in July, down two of the last three months, decreased $3.8 billion or 0.3 percent to $1,131.8 billion. This followed a 1.3 percent June increase. Transportation equipment, also down two of the last three months, drove the decrease, $4.8 billion or 0.6 percent to $772.2 billion.

Inventories of manufactured durable goods in July, up twelve of the last thirteen months, increased $1.3 billion or 0.3 percent to $398.8 billion. This followed a 0.5 percent June increase. Transportation equipment, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, led the increase, $0.6 billion or 0.5 percent to $129.6 billion. 

Nondefense new orders for capital goods in July decreased $17.1 billion or 20.2 percent to $67.5 billion. Shipments increased $1.4 billion or 2.0 percent to $72.6 billion. Unfilled orders decreased $5.0 billion or 0.7 percent to $704.5 billion. Inventories decreased $0.4 billion or 0.2 percent to $177.5 billion. Defense new orders for capital goods in July increased $1.5 billion or 14.7 percent to $11.7 billion. Shipments increased $0.3 billion or 3.2 percent to $10.3 billion. Unfilled orders increased $1.4 billion or 1.0 percent to $142.2 billion. Inventories increased $0.7 billion or 3.2 percent to $23.2 billion. 

US Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
8/25/2017 12:46:20 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-06-26 12:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM -1.1% -0.9% -0.6% 0.2%
2017-07-27 12:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM 6.5% -0.1% 3% 2.9%
2017-08-25 12:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM -6.8% 6.4% -6% -3.8%
2017-09-27 12:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM -6.8% 1.5% 2%
2017-10-25 12:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM 0.3%
2017-11-22 01:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM -0.22%


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 58.80 56.30 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.80 53.30 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.30 53.90 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 56.00 54.70 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 55.30 54.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.50 2.40 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.90 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.50 1.40 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.12 76.88 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -6.80 6.40 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -7.80 6.40 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 0.10 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 0.10 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 466360.00 481081.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -3.30 3.20 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.20 0.50 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1.80 1.20 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.60 0.60 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23443.00 23591.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1655.60 1642.70 1741.40 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 105.30 105.20 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 18.90 19.50 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 14.00 14.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 56.60 62.80 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 24.40 25.20 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 17.00 16.80 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.01 0.16 2.73 -5.11 [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.90 58.90 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.14 16.77 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.02 2.62 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 502.59 580.98 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 5.88 4.58 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 91.00 65.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -8428.00 -3199.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 182.28 181.78 182.29 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 7071.00 6707.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 9.70 10.40 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.70 5.61 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 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 Notes

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 September of 2017.

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-6.80 6.40 22.10 -17.90 1992 - 2017 percent Monthly
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