New orders for US manufactured goods jumped 1.2% mom in August of 2021, following an upwardly revised 0.7% rise in July and beating market forecasts of a 1% rise. Biggest increases were seen in orders for transportation equipment (5.4%), namely nondefense aircraft and parts (77.9%); and fabricated metal products (2%). On the other hand, decreases were seen in orders for machinery (-1%). Excluding transportation, factory orders edged up 0.5%. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Factory Orders in the United States averaged 0.27 percent from 1991 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 12.20 percent in July of 2014 and a record low of -13 percent in March of 2020. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Factory Orders in the United States is expected to be 0.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Factory Orders is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2022 and 0.30 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Factory Orders


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-09-02 02:00 PM Jul 0.4% 1.5% 0.3% 0.2%
2021-10-04 02:00 PM Aug 1.2% 0.7% 1% 0.7%
2021-11-03 02:00 PM Sep 1.2% -0.1% 0.9%


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US Factory Orders Top Forecasts
New orders for US manufactured goods jumped 1.2% mom in August of 2021, following an upwardly revised 0.7% rise in July and beating market forecasts of a 1% rise. Biggest increases were seen in orders for transportation equipment (5.4%), namely nondefense aircraft and parts (77.9%); and fabricated metal products (2%). On the other hand, decreases were seen in orders for machinery (-1%). Excluding transportation, factory orders edged up 0.5%.
2021-10-04
US Factory Orders Rise More than Expected
New orders for US manufactured goods edged up 0.4% mom in July of 2021, slowing from a 1.5% jump in the previous month but less than market forecasts of 0.3%. Orders rose for machinery (2.9%), namely mining, oil field, and gas field machinery (21.1%) and industrial machinery (8.1%); and primary metals (3%), namely ferrous metal foundries (7%). In contrast, orders for transport equipment fell 2.1%; computers and electronic products went down 0.4%; and those of electrical equipment, appliances and components dropped 1.7%. Excluding transportation equipment, new orders rose 0.8%.
2021-09-02
US Factory Orders Top Forecasts
Factory orders in the US surged 1.5% mom in June of 2021, following an upwardly revised 2.3% rise in the previous month and beating market forecasts of a 1% gain. Transportation equipment led the gains (2%) followed by machinery (1%), computers and electronics (1%) and electrical equipment and appliances (0.3%). On the other hand, orders for fabricated metal products were down 0.5%. Excluding transportation, factory orders were still up a strong 1.4%. Year over year, orders soared 18.4%.
2021-08-03

United States Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 percent Aug/21 0.70 7.50 -7.40
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 2.40 percent Aug/21 -0.50 25.50 -19.70
Durable Goods Orders 1.80 percent Aug/21 0.50 23.50 -19.00
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 percent Aug/21 0.90 6.10 -8.70
Factory Orders 1.20 percent Aug/21 0.70 12.20 -13.00
New Orders 515721.00 USD Million Aug/21 509490.00 563264.00 223500.00
Business Inventories 0.60 percent Aug/21 0.60 1.30 -2.30
Wholesale Inventories 1.20 percent Aug/21 0.60 2.10 -1.90


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. .