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

New orders for US manufactured durable goods fell 0.7 percent month-over-month in April 2017, following an upwardly revised 2.3 percent jump in March, better than expectations of a 1.2 percent drop. It was the first decline this year, as orders for machinery fell 0.8 percent and those for civilian aircraft shrank 9.2 percent. Meanwhile, orders for defense aircraft jumped 7.1 percent and those for motor vehicles and parts went up 0.3 percent, the first rise in three months. Non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, were unchanged for the second straight 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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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-24 12:30 PM Feb 1.7% 2.3% 1.2% 0.9%
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 0.66%
2017-07-27 12:30 PM Jun 0.4%
2017-08-25 12:30 PM Jul 0.09%




US Durable Goods Orders Fall Less Than Expected


New orders for US manufactured durable goods fell 0.7 percent month-over-month in April 2017, following an upwardly revised 2.3 percent jump in March, better than expectations of a 1.2 percent drop. It was the first decline this year, as orders for machinery fell 0.8 percent and those for civilian aircraft shrank 9.2 percent. Meanwhile, orders for defense aircraft jumped 7.1 percent and those for motor vehicles and parts went up 0.3 percent, the first rise in three months.

Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.4 percent. Excluding defense, new orders decreased 0.8 percent. Transportation equipment, down following two consecutive monthly increases, led the decrease, $1.0 billion or 1.2 percent to $78.5 billion.

Shipments of manufactured durable goods in April, down three of the last four months, decreased $0.7 billion or 0.3 percent to $233.0 billion. This followed a 0.1 percent March decrease. Transportation equipment, down six of the last seven months, led the decrease, $0.4 billion or 0.5 percent to $77.2 billion.

Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in April, up two consecutive months, increased $2.4 billion or 0.2 percent to $1,122.9 billion. This followed a 0.3 percent March increase. Transportation equipment, also up two consecutive months, led the increase, $1.3 billion or 0.2 percent to $766.6 billion. 

Inventories of manufactured durable goods in April, up nine of the last ten months, increased $0.6 billion or 0.1 percent to $394.2 billion. This followed a 0.2 percent March increase. Fabricated metal products, up three of the last four months, led the increase, $0.3 billion or 0.6 percent to $48.4 billion.

Nondefense new orders for capital goods in April decreased $1.4 billion or 1.9 percent to $70.4 billion. Shipments decreased $0.4 billion or 0.5 percent to $69.7 billion. Unfilled orders increased $0.7 billion or 0.1 percent to $697.3 billion. Inventories decreased $1.2 billion or 0.7 percent to $176.7 billion. Non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, were unchanged for the second straight month.

Defense new orders for capital goods in April increased $0.4 billion or 4.2 percent to $10.2 billion. Shipments increased $0.2 billion or 1.7 percent to $10.2 billion. Unfilled orders decreased less than $0.1 billion or virtually unchanged to $141.7 billion. Inventories increased $0.7 billion or 3.0 percent to $22.3 billion. 

US Census Bureau | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
5/26/2017 12:45:13 PM



United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 54.80 57.20 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 54.00 53.10 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 57.50 55.20 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.50 52.80 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.90 53.20 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.20 1.50 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.00 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.70 0.70 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.70 76.10 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -0.70 2.30 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.80 1.10 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.40 0.80 6.00 -11.10 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.00 0.30 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 478185.00 476493.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.50 0.80 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.20 0.20 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 4.30 49.60 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.30 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 104.50 104.70 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index -1.00 5.20 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 38.80 22.00 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 1.00 20.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 55.80 56.50 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 16.80 16.90 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.49 0.07 2.73 -5.10 [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.30 57.70 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.88 16.62 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.54 3.13 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 569.19 502.25 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -4.43 -1.75 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 75.00 68.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -787.00 -413.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 181.22 182.29 182.29 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6717.00 7003.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 7.30 3.70 108.20 -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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.70 2.30 22.10 -17.90 1992 - 2017 percent Monthly
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