Factory orders in the US jumped 2.2% mom to $557.3 billion in March of 2022, the biggest rise since May last year and twice the market forecast of a 1.1% rise, signalling strong demand for goods despite soaring prices and supply constraints. Biggest increases were seen in orders for ships and boats (18.1%), metalworking machinery (13.4%) and defense search and navigation equipment (10.8%). Orders for transportation equipment edged 0.4% higher and those for machinery 1.3%. Orders for computers and electronics jumped 2.6% and for primary metals 2.2%. Meanwhile, orders for non-defense capital goods, excluding aircraft, which are seen as a measure of business spending plans on equipment, rebounded 1.3%. Figures for February were revised to show a 0.1% gain instead of a 0.5% drop initially reported. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Factory Orders in the United States averaged 0.29 percent from 1991 until 2022, 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 May of 2022.

Factory Orders in the United States is expected to be -0.40 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 0.20 percent in 2023 and 0.30 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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United States Factory Orders



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-04-04 02:00 PM Feb -0.5% 1.5% -0.5% -0.5%
2022-05-03 02:00 PM Mar 2.2% 0.1% 1.1% 0.7%
2022-06-02 02:00 PM Apr 2.2%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Non Manufacturing PMI 57.10 58.30 points Apr 2022
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 1.10 -0.50 percent Mar 2022
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 1.20 -2.10 percent Mar 2022
Durable Goods Orders 0.80 -1.70 percent Mar 2022
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 2.50 1.00 percent Mar 2022
Factory Orders 2.20 0.10 percent Mar 2022
New Orders 557321.00 541993.00 USD Million Mar 2022
Business Inventories 2.00 1.80 percent Mar 2022
Wholesale Inventories 2.30 2.80 percent Mar 2022
ISM Non Manufacturing Prices 84.60 83.80 points Apr 2022
ISM Non Manufacturing New Orders 54.60 60.10 points Apr 2022
ISM Non Manufacturing Employment 49.50 54.00 points Apr 2022
ISM Non Manufacturing Business Activity 59.10 55.50 points Apr 2022

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. .
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.20 0.10 12.20 -13.00 1991 - 2022 percent Monthly
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US Factory Orders Beat Forecasts
Factory orders in the US jumped 2.2% mom to $557.3 billion in March of 2022, the biggest rise since May last year and twice the market forecast of a 1.1% rise, signalling strong demand for goods despite soaring prices and supply constraints. Biggest increases were seen in orders for ships and boats (18.1%), metalworking machinery (13.4%) and defense search and navigation equipment (10.8%). Orders for transportation equipment edged 0.4% higher and those for machinery 1.3%. Orders for computers and electronics jumped 2.6% and for primary metals 2.2%. Meanwhile, orders for non-defense capital goods, excluding aircraft, which are seen as a measure of business spending plans on equipment, rebounded 1.3%. Figures for February were revised to show a 0.1% gain instead of a 0.5% drop initially reported.
2022-05-03
US Factory Orders Fall for 1st Time in 10 Months
Factory orders in the US declined by 0.5% month-over-month to $542 billion in February of 2022, the first decline since April last year as supply constraints and shortages of materials continue to weigh while consumer demand has been shifting from goods to services. Figures came in line with market forecasts. Orders for durable goods went down 2.1%, mainly due to transportation equipment (-5.3%). Other decreases were also seen in orders for machinery (-2.9%) and computers and electronic products (-1.1%). On the other hand, orders for for nondurable goods were up 1.2%. Excluding transportation, factory orders increased 0.4%
2022-04-04
US Factory Orders Rise More than Expected
New orders for US manufactured goods went up 1.4 percent from a month earlier in January of 2022, quickening from a revised 0.7 percent increase in December and above market expectations of 0.7 percent. Orders rose faster in industries producing both durables (1.6 percent vs 1.2 percent in December) and nondurable goods (1.2 percent vs 0.1 percent). Among durable goods, main upward pressure came from transportation equipment (3.4 percent vs 1.7 percent), mainly driven by orders for nondefense aircraft and parts; followed by machinery (2.6 percent vs 1.3 percent), boosted by material handling equipment and ventilation, heating, air conditioning & refrigeration equipment. Meanwhile, factory orders excluding transportation equipment rose 1.0 percent, faster than an upwardly revised 0.5 percent gain in December.
2022-03-03