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

New orders for manufactured goods in the United States fell 0.2 percent month-over-month in April 2017, following an upwardly revised 1 percent gain in March and in line with market expectations. It was the first drop in new orders for US-made goods since November last year, as orders fell for electrical equipment, appliances and components (-2 percent), transportation equipment (-1.4 percent) and machinery (-0.7 percent). Compared with the same month a year ago, factory orders were up 4.4 percent. Factory Orders in the United States averaged 0.28 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 Forecast (i)
2017-04-04 02:00 PM Feb 1% 1.5% 1% 0.8%
2017-05-04 02:00 PM Mar 0.2% 1.2% 0.4% 0.4%
2017-06-05 02:00 PM Apr -0.2% 1% -0.2% -0.1%
2017-07-05 02:00 PM May -0.2%
2017-08-03 02:00 PM Jun
2017-09-05 02:00 PM Jul




United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 54.90 54.80 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.00 53.60 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.90 57.50 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.10 52.70 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.00 53.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.20 2.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.00 1.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.40 1.60 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.60 76.70 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.10 -0.90 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.60 -0.90 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 -0.50 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 0.20 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 469030.00 478185.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.20 1.00 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories -0.20 0.20 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 4.30 49.60 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.50 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23591.00 24114.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1571.20 1611.40 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.50 104.50 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 19.80 -1.00 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 27.60 38.80 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 1.00 20.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 46.70 55.80 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 15.00 17.20 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.26 0.57 2.73 -5.10 [+]
Chicago Pmi 59.40 58.30 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.66 16.88 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.48 3.54 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 524.96 569.19 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -2.45 -1.66 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 61.00 78.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -578.00 2096.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 181.55 181.22 182.29 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6995.00 6717.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 8.30 7.10 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Corruption Index 74.00 76.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.70 5.61 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 [+]


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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.20 1.00 10.20 -9.40 1991 - 2017 percent Monthly
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factory orders by Country

Last
Germany -2.10 Apr/17
Italy -0.70 Apr/17
Spain 9.50 Apr/17
Switzerland -4.60 Mar/17
United Kingdom 16.00 Jun/17
United States -0.20 Apr/17