United States Durable Goods Orders  1992-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

New orders for US manufactured durable goods declined 1.7 percent from a month earlier in July 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.7 percent advance in June and compared with market expectations of a 0.5 percent drop. Transportation equipment drove the decrease as volatile demand for civilian aircraft fell. Durable Goods Orders in the United States averaged 0.33 percent from 1992 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 23.50 percent in July of 2014 and a record low of -19 percent in August of 2014.

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US Durable Goods Orders Fall More than Expected


New orders for US manufactured durable goods declined 1.7 percent from a month earlier in July 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.7 percent advance in June and compared with market expectations of a 0.5 percent drop. Transportation equipment drove the decrease as volatile demand for civilian aircraft fell.

Demand for transport equipment slumped 5.3 percent in July (vs 1.8 percent in June), led by nondefense aircraft and parts (-35.4 percent vs 1.3 percent) and defense aircraft and parts (-34.6 percent vs 19.9 percent) while orders for motor vehicles and parts continued to increase (3.5 percent vs 4.7 percent). Demand also declined for nondefense capital goods (-4.6 percent vs 2 percent); defense capital goods (-8 percent vs -12.9 percent); and electrical equipment, appliances, and components (-0.2 percent vs 1.4 percent). Orders for fabricated metal products were unchanged (vs -0.7 percent in June). Meanwhile, an increase in demand was recorded for computers and electronic products (1.1 percent vs 0.8 percent); machinery (0.6 percent vs flat reading); and primary metals (0.3 percent vs -0.6 percent).

Excluding transportation, new orders went up 0.2 percent (vs 0.1 percent in June). Excluding defense, new orders fell 1 percent (vs 1.2 percent in June).

Shipments of manufactured durable goods in July, down following two consecutive monthly increases, decreased $0.5 billion or 0.2 percent to $250.8 billion. This followed a 1.6 percent June increase. Transportation equipment, down three of the last four months, drove the decrease, $1.6 billion or 1.9 percent to $83.9 billion.

Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in July, up eight of the last nine months, increased $0.1 billion or virtually unchanged to $1,164.7 billion. This followed a 0.3 percent June increase. Computers and electronic products, up five consecutive months, drove the increase, $0.3 billion or 0.3 percent to $115.3 billion.

Inventories of manufactured durable goods in July, up eighteen of the last nineteen months, increased $5.0 billion or 1.3 percent to $408.3 billion. This followed a virtually unchanged June decrease. Transportation equipment, up three of the last four months, led the increase, $4.4 billion or 3.5 percent to $131.3 billion.


US Census Bureau | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
8/24/2018 12:54:59 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-27 12:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM -0.6% -1% -1% 0.7%
2018-07-26 12:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM 1% -0.3% 3% 1.7%
2018-08-24 12:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM -1.7% 0.7% -0.5% -0.2%
2018-09-27 12:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM -1.7% 1.7% 0.97%
2018-10-25 12:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM 0.34%
2018-11-21 01:30 PM Durable Goods Orders MoM -0.08%


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 61.30 58.10 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.70 55.30 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.80 56.00 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 58.50 55.70 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.70 55.70 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.90 4.00 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.10 2.60 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.08 77.90 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.70 0.70 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.00 1.20 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.10 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.40 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 497754.00 501718.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.80 0.60 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.60 0.10 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -26.93 30.34 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.60 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22245.00 23106.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2012.60 1965.30 2012.60 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 108.80 107.90 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 76.50 75.00 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 11.90 25.70 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 19.00 25.60 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 24.00 20.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.13 0.48 2.76 -5.21 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 30.90 32.30 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 63.60 65.50 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.45 3.00 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 464.21 525.48 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.72 16.77 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -5.30 -4.30 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 69.00 63.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 1250.00 1845.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 123.61 123.25 123.61 46.91 Index Points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change 1.25 -8.64 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 867.00 860.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 75.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 18.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.85 5.70 5.85 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7275.00 6847.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 14.10 12.70 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


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. 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.70 0.70 23.50 -19.00 1992 - 2018 percent Monthly
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