New orders for US manufactured durable goods rose 0.4 percent month-over-month in August of 2020, well below an upwardly revised 11.7 percent jump in July and lower than market forecasts of a 1.5 percent raise. Still, it was the 4th straight month of improvement in orders as the economy recovers from big plunges in March and April due to the coronavirus pandemic. Transportation (0.5 percent), machinery (1.5 percent), and computers and electronics (1.2 percent) led the increase while orders for electrical equipment and appliances (-1.5 percent), motor vehicles (-21.7 percent) and defense capital goods (-3.3 percent) shrunk. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.4 percent and excluding defense, new orders rose 0.7 percent. Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, rose 1.8 percent, below 2.5 percent in July but above forecasts of 0.5 percent.

Durable Goods Orders in the United States averaged 0.30 percent from 1992 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 23 percent in July of 2014 and a record low of -18.80 percent in August of 2014. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2020.

Durable Goods Orders in the United States is expected to be 4.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Durable Goods Orders in the United States to stand at 3.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Durable Goods Orders is projected to trend around 0.30 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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United States Durable Goods Orders

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 11.70 23.00 -18.80 1992 - 2020 percent Monthly
Current Prices, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-06-25 12:30 PM May 15.8% -18.1% 10.9% 8.5%
2020-07-27 12:30 PM Jun 7.3% 15.1% 7% 5%
2020-08-26 12:30 PM Jul 11.2% 7.7% 4.3% 3.9%
2020-09-25 12:30 PM Aug 0.4% 11.7% 1.5% 2%
2020-10-27 12:30 PM Sep 0.4% 0.2%
2020-11-25 01:30 PM Oct
2020-12-24 01:30 PM Nov


News Stream
US Durable Goods Orders Rise Less than Expected
New orders for US manufactured durable goods rose 0.4 percent month-over-month in August of 2020, well below an upwardly revised 11.7 percent jump in July and lower than market forecasts of a 1.5 percent raise. Still, it was the 4th straight month of improvement in orders as the economy recovers from big plunges in March and April due to the coronavirus pandemic. Transportation (0.5 percent), machinery (1.5 percent), and computers and electronics (1.2 percent) led the increase while orders for electrical equipment and appliances (-1.5 percent), motor vehicles (-21.7 percent) and defense capital goods (-3.3 percent) shrunk. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.4 percent and excluding defense, new orders rose 0.7 percent. Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, rose 1.8 percent, below 2.5 percent in July but above forecasts of 0.5 percent.
2020-09-25
US Durable Goods Orders Rise More than Forecast
New orders for US manufactured durable goods rose by 11.2 percent in July 2020, recovering further from sharp falls seen in March and April during the lockdown and easily beating market expectations of 4.3 percent. Demand for transport equipment jumped 35.6 percent (vs 19.7 percent in June), due to increases in orders for motor vehicles and parts (21.9 percent vs 85.6 percent) and defense aircraft and parts (77.1 percent vs -29.2 percent). Orders were also higher for electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4.1 percent vs 2.0 percent), computers and electronic products (2.2 percent vs -0.1 percent), machinery (2.0 percent vs 3.7 percent), fabricated metal products (2.0 percent vs 5.7 percent), and primary metals (0.2 percent vs 4.4 percent). Meanwhile, orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, increased 1.9 percent in July, compared to 4.3 percent in June.
2020-08-26
US Durable Goods Orders Rise More than Expected
New orders for US manufactured durable goods rose 7.3 percent month-over-month in June of 2020, following a downwardly revised 15.1 percent jump in May and beating market forecasts of 7 percent. Demand for transportation equipment jumped 20 percent, mainly due to motor vehicles and parts (85.7 percent) while defense aircrafts and parts plunged 30.6 percent. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 3.3 percent and excluding defense, new orders increased 9.2 percent. Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, jumped 3.3 percent after a 1.6 percent gain in May.
2020-07-27
US Durable Goods Orders Rebound More than Expected
New orders for US manufactured durable goods rose 15.8 percent month-over-month in May of 2020, rebounding from an upwardly revised 18.1 percent slump in April and above market expectations of a 10.9 percent increase. It is the biggest gain in durable goods orders since July of 2014. Demand for transportation equipment surged 80.7 percent, boosted by a 27.5 percent increase in motor vehicles and parts. Excluding transportation, new orders advanced 4 percent and excluding defense new orders surged 15.5 percent. Core capital goods orders, which exclude aircraft and military hardware, went up 2.3 percent.
2020-06-25

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.