New orders for US durable goods surged 1.8% mom in August of 2021, following an upwardly revised 0.5% rise in July, and beating market forecasts of a 0.7% increase. Main rises were seen in orders for nondefense aircraft and parts (77.9%), capital goods (6.7%), transportation (5.5%) and manufacturing (3.3%). On the other hand, orders for defense aircraft and parts dropped 17.8% and defense capital goods went down 8.3%. Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, rose 0.5%, above forecasts of 0.4%. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Durable Goods Orders in the United States averaged 0.35 percent from 1992 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 23.50 percent in July of 2014 and a record low of -19 percent in August of 2014. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Durable Goods Orders - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Durable Goods Orders - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Durable Goods Orders in the United States is expected to be 1.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Durable Goods Orders is projected to trend around 0.80 percent in 2022 and 0.30 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Durable Goods Orders


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-24 12:30 PM May 2.3% -0.8% 2.8% 2%
2021-07-27 12:30 PM Jun 0.8% 3.2% 2.1% 1.9%
2021-08-25 12:30 PM Jul -0.1% 0.8% -0.3% -0.2%
2021-09-27 12:30 PM Aug 1.8% 0.5% 0.7% 0.4%
2021-10-27 12:30 PM Sep 1.8% -0.2%
2021-11-24 01:30 PM Oct
2021-12-23 01:30 PM Nov


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US Durable Goods Orders Top Forecasts
New orders for US durable goods surged 1.8% mom in August of 2021, following an upwardly revised 0.5% rise in July, and beating market forecasts of a 0.7% increase. Main rises were seen in orders for nondefense aircraft and parts (77.9%), capital goods (6.7%), transportation (5.5%) and manufacturing (3.3%).
2021-09-27
US Durable Goods Orders Fall Less than Expected
New orders for US manufactured durable goods fell 0.1% mom in July of 2021, after rising 0.8% in the previous month and less than forecasts of a 0.3% drop. Still, it is the first decline in 3 months, dragged down by a 2.2% contraction in orders for transport equipment, a 0.4% fall in orders for computers and electronics and a 5% slump in capital goods. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.7%, led by machinery (2.9%), fabricated metal products (0.3%) and primary metals (2.7%). Meanwhile, orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, were unchanged last month, after a 1% increase in June.
2021-08-25
US Durable Goods Orders Rise Less than Expected
New orders for US manufactured durable goods were up 0.8% mom in June of 2021, slowing from an upwardly revised 3.2% surge in May and well below market forecasts of 2.1% as factories continue to struggle with parts and labor shortages and higher material costs. Meanwhile, orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, rose 0.5%, the same as in May. The biggest increases were recorded for nondefense aircraft and parts (17%), communication equipment (6.4%) and transport equipment (2.1%) while orders fell for defense capital goods (-1.5%), computers (-0.6%) and motor vehicles and parts (-0.3%). Excluding transportation, new orders edged up 0.3% only.
2021-07-27
US Durable Goods Orders Rebound Less than Expected
New orders for US manufactured durable goods increased 2.3 percent month-over-month in May of 2021, rebounding from a downwardly revised 0.8 percent drop in April and below market expectations of a 2.8 percent rise. Orders advanced mostly for transportation equipment (7.6 percent vs -6.6 percent in April) and communications equipment (1.9 percent vs -2.2 percent). Excluding defense, new orders climbed 1.3 percent and excluding transportation went up 0.3 percent, less than forecasts of 0.8 percent. Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, went down 0.1 percent, after a 2.7 percent jump in April.
2021-06-24

United States Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 percent Aug/21 0.80 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 Durable Goods Orders
Durable Goods Orders refer to new orders placed with manufacturers for delivery of hard goods which meant to last at least three years.