New orders for US manufactured goods declined 0.7 percent from a month earlier in May 2019, following an upwardly revised 1.2 percent fall in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 0.5 percent decrease. It was the second consecutive monthly decline in factory orders, mostly due to lower demand of transportation equipment (-4.6 percent from -7.6 percent in April) namely civilian aircraft and parts (-28.2 percent). On the other hand, demand rose for computers and electronic products (0.7 percent from -0.5 percent) and machinery (0.8 percent from a flat reading). Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, which are seen as a measure of business spending plans on equipment, were up 0.5 percent in May, after increasing 0.4 percent in the prior month. Meantime, shipments of manufactured goods rose 0.1 percent, rebounding from an upwardly revised 0.6 percent fall in April. Factory Orders in the United States averaged 0.27 percent from 1991 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 10.40 percent in July of 2014 and a record low of -9.70 percent in August of 2014.

Factory Orders in the United States is expected to be 1.80 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 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Factory Orders is projected to trend around 0.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-04-08 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM Feb -0.5% 0% -0.6% -0.5%
2019-05-02 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM Mar 1.9% -0.3% 1.5% 0.6%
2019-06-04 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM Apr -0.8% 1.3% -0.9% -0.7%
2019-07-03 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM May -0.7% -1.2% -0.5% -0.2%
2019-08-02 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM Jun -0.7% 2.2%
2019-09-05 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM Jul
2019-10-03 02:00 PM Factory Orders MoM Aug


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 51.70 52.10 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.60 50.50 57.90 50.50 [+]
Services PMI 51.50 50.90 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.10 56.90 62.00 37.80 [+]
Composite Pmi 51.50 50.90 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.30 2.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.00 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.40 0.70 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.92 78.09 89.39 66.69 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.30 -2.80 23.20 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.60 -3.30 25.50 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 -0.10 6.30 -10.20 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 0.20 4.60 -7.00 percent [+]
New Orders 493569.00 499273.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.70 -1.20 10.40 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.50 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 122.84 96.80 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.40 0.80 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22157.00 22232.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2012.30 2076.20 2076.82 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 103.30 105.00 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 4.30 -8.60 39.00 -34.40 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 21.80 0.30 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 3.00 5.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 50.00 48.60 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.05 -0.48 2.78 -5.27 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -12.10 -5.30 47.60 -59.90 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 49.70 54.20 78.60 21.20 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.62 2.56 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 465.92 432.55 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.30 17.30 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -3.12 -9.50 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 62.00 81.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 3565.00 -1455.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 127.88 127.79 127.88 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 -1.40 -8.13 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 779.00 784.00 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 7653.00 7428.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index -3.00 2.00 37.00 -32.00 Index Points [+]
Mining Production 8.70 10.70 108.20 -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 July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.70 -1.20 10.40 -9.70 1991 - 2019 percent Monthly
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