New orders for manufactured goods made in the US fell 0.6 percent month-over-month in November of 2018, following a 2.1 percent drop in October and compared to expectations of a 0.2 percent rise. Orders went down mainly for machinery (-1.7 percent compared to +0.2 percent in October), namely industrial machinery (-7.3 percent compared to -3.6 percent); computers and electronics products (-0.3 percent compared to 2.9 percent); and electrical equipment (-1.1 percent compared to 1 percent). On the other hand, manufactured orders increased for transport equipment (3 percent compared to -12.4 percent), namely motor vehicles and trailers (0.5 percent compared to -0.1 percent) and fabricated metal products (0.9 percent compared to 1.5 percent). Excluding transportation, factory orders declined 1.3 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 -0.90 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 1.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Factory Orders is projected to trend around 2.60 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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%
2019-02-04 03:00 PM Factory Orders MoM -0.6% -2.1% 0.2% 0.5%
2019-02-27 03:00 PM Factory Orders MoM -0.6% 1.5%
2019-03-06 03:00 PM Factory Orders MoM
2019-04-03 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 56.60 54.30 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.90 53.80 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.20 54.40 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.70 58.00 62.00 37.80 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.40 54.40 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.80 4.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.60 0.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.90 3.20 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.22 78.83 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 0.80 -4.30 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.10 -1.40 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.30 0.40 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation -1.30 0.20 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 499194.00 502677.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.60 -2.10 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories -0.10 0.60 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 89.77 -36.81 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.30 0.90 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22232.00 22103.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2076.82 2007.53 2076.82 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 101.20 104.40 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 63.40 65.40 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 17.00 9.10 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 8.80 3.90 39.00 -34.40 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index -2.00 -8.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.27 0.21 2.77 -5.22 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 1.00 -5.10 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 56.70 63.80 78.60 21.20 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.61 3.00 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 445.50 401.53 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.70 17.55 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 3.63 1.26 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -78.00 -237.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 408.00 513.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 125.13 124.80 125.13 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 -1.00 2.51 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 857.00 854.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 71.00 75.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 22.00 16.00 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 7568.00 7425.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 15.30 14.00 108.20 -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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.60 -2.10 10.60 -10.00 1991 - 2018 percent Monthly
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