New orders for manufactured goods made in the US fell 2.1 percent from a month earlier in October 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.2 percent growth in September and compared to market expectations of a 2.0 percent drop. This was the largest monthly decline in factory orders since July 2017 mainly due to a decrease in transport equipment orders (-12 percent vs 0.9 percent in September), such as civilian aircraft (-22.2 percent vs -19.1 percent), defense aircraft & parts (-59.3 percent vs 117.1 percent) and motor vehicles (-0.1 percent, the same as in September). Demand also fell for primary metals (-2.2 percent vs -1.3 percent) and machinery (-0.4 percent vs 0.2 percent), while there were increases in orders for fabricated metal products (1.7 percent vs -2.1 percent), computers and electronic products (1.7 percent vs 0.6 percent), and electrical equipment, appliances & components (1.7 percent vs -0.7 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.

Factory Orders in the United States is expected to be 1.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Factory Orders in the United States to stand at 1.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Factory Orders is projected to trend around 0.80 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-06 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM -0.8% 0.6% -0.6%
2018-10-04 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM 2.3% -0.5% 2.1% 0.7%
2018-11-02 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM 0.7% 2.6% 0.5% 0.3%
2018-12-06 03:00 PM Factory Orders MoM -2.1% 0.2% -2.0% -1%
2019-01-07 03:00 PM Factory Orders MoM -2.1%
2019-02-04 03:00 PM Factory Orders MoM 1.50%
2019-03-06 03:00 PM Factory Orders MoM


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 59.30 57.70 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.30 55.70 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.70 54.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 60.70 60.30 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.70 54.90 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.10 5.60 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.10 0.20 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.70 3.80 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.40 78.50 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -4.40 -0.10 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.20 -1.40 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 -0.60 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 0.10 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 502677.00 515334.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -2.10 0.20 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.50 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 86.65 -36.81 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.80 0.70 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22103.00 22245.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2073.50 2007.53 2073.50 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.40 107.90 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 67.80 69.80 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 12.90 22.20 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 23.30 21.10 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 14.00 15.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.24 0.14 2.77 -5.22 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 17.60 29.40 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 66.40 58.40 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.64 2.78 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 436.69 443.14 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.49 17.57 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -7.32 3.58 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -63.00 -59.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 1699.00 -764.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 124.54 124.26 124.54 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 5.36 3.45 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 877.00 887.00 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 85.64 84.84 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 1.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 6.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7571.00 7251.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 13.10 15.10 108.20 -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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.10 0.20 10.60 -10.00 1991 - 2018 percent Monthly
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Germany 0.30 Oct/18
Italy -2.90 Sep/18
Spain -0.50 Sep/18
Switzerland 11.40 Mar/18
United Kingdom 10.00 Nov/18
United States -2.10 Oct/18


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