United States Factory Orders  1991-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

New orders for US manufactured goods shrank 3.3 percent month-over-month in July of 2017, following a downwardly revised 3.2 percent jump in June which was the highest in eight months. It is the biggest drop in new orders since August of 2014, in line with market estimates. Falls were seen for transport equipment (-19.2 percent); motor vehicles and parts (-1.6 percent) and general machinery (-0.9 percent). Orders for civilian aircraft slumped 70.8 percent. On the other hand, orders rose for computers and electronics (2.1 percent) and electrical equipment appliances (2.6 percent). Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, seen as a proxy for business spending plans increased 1 percent. Factory Orders in the United States averaged 0.27 percent from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 10.20 percent in June of 2000 and a record low of -9.40 percent in August of 2014.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-05 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM -0.8% -0.3% -0.5% 0.1%
2017-08-03 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM 3% -0.3% 2.9% 1.9%
2017-09-05 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM -3.3% 3.2% -3.3% -2%
2017-10-05 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM -3.3%
2017-11-03 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM
2017-12-04 03:00 PM Factory Orders MoM


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 58.80 56.30 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.80 53.30 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.30 53.90 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 56.00 54.70 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 55.30 54.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.50 2.40 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.90 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.50 1.40 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.12 76.88 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -6.80 6.40 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -7.80 6.40 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 0.10 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 0.10 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 466360.00 481081.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -3.30 3.20 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.20 0.50 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1.80 1.20 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.60 0.60 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23443.00 23591.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1655.60 1642.70 1741.40 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 105.30 105.20 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 18.90 19.50 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 14.00 14.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 56.60 62.80 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 24.40 25.20 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 17.00 16.80 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.01 0.16 2.73 -5.11 [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.90 58.90 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.14 16.77 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.02 2.62 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 502.59 580.98 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 5.88 4.58 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 91.00 65.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -8428.00 -3199.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 182.28 181.78 182.29 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 7071.00 6707.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 9.70 10.40 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.70 5.61 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Corruption Index 74.00 76.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]


United States Factory Orders Notes

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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-3.30 3.20 10.20 -9.40 1991 - 2017 percent Monthly
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factory orders by Country

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Germany -0.70 Jul/17
Italy 4.30 May/17
Spain 6.90 Jun/17
Switzerland 2.80 Jun/17
United Kingdom 13.00 Aug/17
United States -3.30 Jul/17