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

New orders for US manufactured durable goods fell 1.1 percent month-over-month in May of 2017, following an upwardly revised 0.9 percent drop in April. Figures came worse than market expectations of a 0.9 percent decline, mainly driven by a 3.4 percent slump in transport equipment. Non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, seen as a proxy for business spending plans decreased 0.2 percent. Durable Goods Orders in the United States averaged 0.31 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-27 12:30 PM Mar 0.7% 2.3% 1.2% 0.9%
2017-05-26 12:30 PM Apr -0.7% 2.3% -1.2% -0.7%
2017-06-26 12:30 PM May -1.1% -0.9% -0.6% 0.2%
2017-07-27 12:30 PM Jun -1.1% 0.4%
2017-08-25 12:30 PM Jul 0.09%
2017-09-27 12:30 PM Aug 0.37%




US Durable Goods Orders Fall For 2nd Month


New orders for US manufactured durable goods fell 1.1 percent month-over-month in May of 2017, following an upwardly revised 0.9 percent drop in April. Figures came worse than market expectations of a 0.9 percent decline, mainly driven by a 3.4 percent slump in transport equipment. Non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, seen as a proxy for business spending plans decreased 0.2 percent.

Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.1 percent. Excluding defense, new orders decreased 0.6 percent. 

Shipments of manufactured durable goods in May, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, increased $1.8 billion or 0.8 percent to $234.9 billion. This followed a 0.3 percent April decrease. Transportation equipment, up following four consecutive monthly decreases, led the increase, $1.5 billion or 1.9 percent to $78.8 billion. 

Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in May, down following two consecutive monthly increases, decreased $2.3 billion or 0.2 percent to $1,120.1 billion. This followed a 0.2 percent April increase. Transportation equipment, also down following two consecutive monthly increases, drove the decrease, $3.4 billion or 0.4 percent to $762.8 billion. 

Inventories of manufactured durable goods in May, up ten of the last eleven months, increased $0.7 billion or 0.2 percent to $395.4 billion. This followed a 0.2 percent April increase. Computers and electronic products, up nine of the last ten months, led the increase, $0.1 billion or 0.3 percent to $44.3 billion. 

Nondefense new orders for capital goods in May decreased $1.7 billion or 2.4 percent to $68.3 billion. Shipments increased $0.3 billion or 0.4 percent to $70.1 billion. Unfilled orders decreased $1.8 billion or 0.3 percent to $695.0 billion. Inventories decreased less than $0.1 billion or virtually unchanged to $176.8 billion.

Defense new orders for capital goods in May decreased $0.8 billion or 8.2 percent to $9.2 billion. Shipments increased less than $0.1 billion or 0.3 percent to $10.2 billion. Unfilled orders decreased $1.1 billion or 0.8 percent to $140.4 billion. Inventories increased less than $0.1 billion or 0.1 percent to $22.5 billion. 

US Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/26/2017 12:38:31 PM



United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 54.90 54.80 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.00 53.60 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.90 57.50 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.10 52.70 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.00 53.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.20 2.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.00 1.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.40 1.60 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.60 76.70 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.10 -0.90 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.60 -0.90 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 -0.50 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 0.20 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 469030.00 478185.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.20 1.00 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories -0.20 0.20 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 4.30 49.60 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.50 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23591.00 24114.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1571.20 1611.40 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.50 104.50 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 19.80 -1.00 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 27.60 38.80 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 1.00 20.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 46.70 55.80 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 15.00 17.20 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.26 0.57 2.73 -5.10 [+]
Chicago Pmi 59.40 58.30 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.66 16.88 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.48 3.54 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 524.96 569.19 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -2.45 -1.66 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 61.00 78.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -578.00 2096.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 181.55 181.22 182.29 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6995.00 6717.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 8.30 7.10 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Corruption Index 74.00 76.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 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 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 [+]


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 June of 2017.

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