New orders for US manufactured goods edged up 0.4% mom in July of 2021, slowing from a 1.5% jump in the previous month but less than market forecasts of 0.3%. Orders rose for machinery (2.9%), namely mining, oil field, and gas field machinery (21.1%) and industrial machinery (8.1%); and primary metals (3%), namely ferrous metal foundries (7%). In contrast, orders for transport equipment fell 2.1%; computers and electronic products went down 0.4%; and those of electrical equipment, appliances and components dropped 1.7%. Excluding transportation equipment, new orders rose 0.8%. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Factory Orders in the United States averaged 0.27 percent from 1991 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 12.20 percent in July of 2014 and a record low of -13 percent in March of 2020. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Factory Orders in the United States is expected to be 0.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Factory Orders is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2022 and 0.30 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Factory Orders

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 1.50 12.20 -13.00 1991 - 2021 percent Monthly
Current Prices, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-04 02:00 PM Apr -0.6% 1.4% -0.2% -0.3%
2021-07-02 02:00 PM May 1.7% -0.1% 1.6% 1.2%
2021-08-03 02:00 PM Jun 1.5% 2.3% 1% 0.8%
2021-09-02 02:00 PM Jul 0.4% 1.5% 0.3% 0.2%
2021-10-04 02:00 PM Aug 0.4% 0.8%
2021-11-03 02:00 PM Sep
2021-12-03 03:00 PM Oct


News Stream
US Factory Orders Rise More than Expected
New orders for US manufactured goods edged up 0.4% mom in July of 2021, slowing from a 1.5% jump in the previous month but less than market forecasts of 0.3%. Orders rose for machinery (2.9%), namely mining, oil field, and gas field machinery (21.1%) and industrial machinery (8.1%); and primary metals (3%), namely ferrous metal foundries (7%). In contrast, orders for transport equipment fell 2.1%; computers and electronic products went down 0.4%; and those of electrical equipment, appliances and components dropped 1.7%. Excluding transportation equipment, new orders rose 0.8%.
2021-09-02
US Factory Orders Top Forecasts
Factory orders in the US surged 1.5% mom in June of 2021, following an upwardly revised 2.3% rise in the previous month and beating market forecasts of a 1% gain. Transportation equipment led the gains (2%) followed by machinery (1%), computers and electronics (1%) and electrical equipment and appliances (0.3%). On the other hand, orders for fabricated metal products were down 0.5%. Excluding transportation, factory orders were still up a strong 1.4%. Year over year, orders soared 18.4%.
2021-08-03
US Factory Orders Beat Forecasts
Factory orders in the US surged 1.7 percent month-over-month in May of 2021, following a downwardly revised 0.1 percent drop in the previous month and slightly higher than market forecasts of a 1.6 percent gain. Transportation equipment recorded the biggest rise (7.7 percent), namely ships and boats (88 percent) and nondefense aircraft and parts (27.9 percent). Orders for primary metals increased 2.2 percent while orders for computers and electronics (-0.3 percent) and fabricated metals (-1.4 percent) were lower. Excluding transportation, factory orders increased 0.7 percent.
2021-07-02
US Factory Orders Drop for 1st Time in 12 Months
Factory orders in the US shrank 0.6 percent month-over-month in April of 2021, the first decline in 12 months and more than market forecasts of a 0.2 percent fall. transportation equipment recorded the biggest decrease (-6.6 percent), namely ships and boats (-62.8 percent), defense aircraft and parts (-8.5 percent) and motor vehicles (-1.8 percent). Orders for electrical equipment, appliances and components were also down (-0.7 percent). Excluding transportation, factory orders increased 0.5 percent.
2021-06-04

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. .