United States Factory Orders  1991-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

New orders for factory goods made in the US dropped 0.8 percent from a month earlier in July 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.6 percent growth in June and compared with market expectations of a 0.6 percent decline. It was the sharpest decrease in industrial orders since January mainly due to lower demand for transportation equipment (-5.2 percent vs 2 percent in June), in particular civilian aircraft and parts (-35.4 percent vs 1.3 percent) and defense aircraft and parts (-34.4 percent vs 19.8 percent). Orders also fell for fabricated metal products (-0.3 percent vs -0.6 percent), and electrical equipment, appliances and components (-0.2 percent vs 1.5 percent). Meanwhile, there were increases in orders for machinery (0.8 percent vs 0.3 percent), primary metals (0.2 percent vs -0.2 percent) and computers and electronic products (0.9 percent vs 0.8 percent). Factory Orders in the United States averaged 0.28 percent from 1991 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 10.60 percent in July of 2014 and a record low of -10 percent in August of 2014.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-03 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM 0.4% -0.4% -0.1% -0.2%
2018-08-02 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM 0.7% 0.4% 0.7% 0.6%
2018-09-06 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM -0.8% 0.6% -0.6%
2018-10-04 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM -0.8%
2018-11-02 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM 0.3%
2018-12-06 03:00 PM Factory Orders MoM


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 Factory Orders

Factory orders report is compiled from results of "Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) survey" and shows the value of new factory orders for both durable (50% of total orders) and non-durable goods. The survey is usually released a week after durable goods orders report. . This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Factory Orders - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Factory Orders - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.80 0.60 10.60 -10.00 1991 - 2018 percent Monthly
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factory orders by Country
Country Last
Germany -0.90 Jul/18
Italy -2.30 Jul/18
Spain 5.20 Jun/18
Switzerland 11.40 Mar/18
United Kingdom 7.00 Aug/18
United States -0.80 Jul/18


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