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. 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 August 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 0.30 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Durable Goods Orders

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.80 3.20 23.50 -19.00 1992 - 2021 percent Monthly
Current Prices, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-26 12:30 PM Mar 0.5% -0.9% 2.5% 1.7%
2021-05-27 12:30 PM Apr -1.3% 1.3% 0.7% 0.7%
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 0.8% 0.5%
2021-09-27 12:30 PM Aug
2021-10-27 12:30 PM Sep
2021-11-24 01:30 PM Oct


News Stream
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
US Durable Goods Orders Unexpectedly Fall
New orders for US manufactured durable goods fell 1.3 percent month-over-month in April of 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.3 percent rise in March and defying market forecasts of a 0.7 percent increase. It is the first decline in durable goods orders in almost a year, as supply shortages continued to impact production. Orders fell mostly for transportation equipment (-6.7 percent), namely motor vehicles (-6.2 percent) and communication equipment (-3.5 percent), amid a global semiconductor chip shortage. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 1.0 percent and excluding defense, new orders were virtually unchanged. Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, jumped 2.3 percent, after an upwardly revised 1.6 percent rise in March, easily beating forecasts of a 0.8 percent gain.
2021-05-27
US Durable Goods Orders Rebound
New orders for US manufactured durable goods edged up 0.5 percent month-over-month in March of 2021, well below market forecasts of a 2.5 percent increase as supply shortage impacted production again. In February, the orders fell 0.9 percent, the first monthly decline in almost a year as supply-chain issues due to winter storms in Texas and other southern states constrained production and delayed some shipments. Fabricated metal products were up 3.6 percent and contributed the most to growth. Meanwhile, orders for transport equipment sank 1.7 percent, namely nondefense aircraft and parts (-46.9 percent) while those for motor vehicles were up 5.5 percent. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 1.6 percent and excluding defense 0.5 percent. Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, went up 0.9 percent, reversing a 0.8 percent loss in February, but less than forecasts of 1.5 percent.
2021-04-26

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.