2019 New Orders

The value of manufacturers’ new orders across multiple industries, updated monthly.

Not seasonally adjusted; $ in millions

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Year-over-year, new orders increased for almost all manufacturing industries by an average 1.8 percent or by approximately $8.7 million in July 2019, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. The most notable growth came from Electrical Equipment, Appliances and Components and Transportation Equipment— orders increased by 7.6 percent for each industry compared to July 2018. New orders for Furniture and Related Products were up by 6.3 percent, followed by Fabricated Metal Products (up 3.4 percent). The most significant drop came from Primary Metals, where orders decreased by 6.3 percent. New orders decreased in only one other industry—Machinery, down by a mere 0.1 percent year-over-year.

On a month-over-month basis, new orders decreased by an average 4.8 percent or by nearly $24.3 million for all manufacturing industries. Computers and Electronic Products recorded biggest drop (down 18.6 percent), followed by Transportation Equipment (down 14.3 percent) and the Durable Goods Industries (down 9.5 percent). Only one sector—the Nondurable Goods Industries—registered a slight increase of 0.1 percent.

—Posted on Sept. 30, 2019


Not seasonally adjusted; $ in millions

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

New orders decreased year-over-year for almost all manufacturing industries by an average 3.1 percent, or by approximately $16.6 million in June 2019, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. The most significant shift came from Transportation Equipment, where orders dropped by 11.7 percent compared to June 2018. Orders for Primary Metals were down by 7.8 percent, followed by the Durable Goods Industries with a 4.8 percent decrease. Orders for Electrical Equipment, Appliances and Components increased by 3.1 percent, followed by Furniture and Related Products with an uptick of 2.4 percent. Orders for Computers and Electronic Products were up by 2.3 percent year-over-year.

On a month-over-month basis, new orders increased by an average 1.3 percent, or by nearly $6.4 million. Computers and Electronic Products registered the most notable rise (up 16.8 percent), followed by Transportation Equipment, up by 13.3 percent, and the Durable Goods Industries, up by 5.9 percent. Only three sectors recorded slight drops—orders for Furniture and Related Products were down 3.5 percent, followed by the Nondurable Goods Industries (down by 3.1 percent) and Fabricated Metal Products (down by 2.8 percent).

—Posted on Aug. 22, 2019


Not seasonally adjusted; $ in millions

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

New orders for manufacturing industries decreased year-over-year by an average 1.6 percent, or roughly $8.1 million as of May 2019, according to data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. The most significant change came from Transportation Equipment, where orders dropped by 9.9 percent compared to May 2018. Orders for Primary Metals inched down by 7 percent, followed by the Durable Goods Industries (down 3.2 percent), Fabricate Metal Products and Machinery (both down slightly by 0.1 percent). Orders increased by 5.3 percent for Furniture and Related Products, as well as for Electrical Equipment, Appliances and Components, while orders for Computers and Electronic Products grew by 3.2 percent.

On a month-over-month basis, new orders increased by an average 1.4 percent, or $6.9 million. Electrical Equipment, Appliances and Components recorded the most notable growth (up 4.4 percent), followed by Nondurable Goods Industries (2.9 percent increase) and Computers and Electronic Products (up 2.8 percent). The three sectors that recorded losses in new orders on a month-over-month basis were Transportation Equipment (down 3.8 percent, the most significant drop), Primary Metals (down 2.5 percent) and Durable Goods Industries (down 0.1 percent).

—Posted on July 24, 2019


Not seasonally adjusted; $ in millions

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Year-over-year through April, new orders increased for all manufacturing industries by an average of 1.6 percent, or roughly $7.6 million, according to data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. The most notable change came from Furniture and Related Products, where orders grew by 6.4 percent compared to April 2018. Orders for Electrical Equipment, Appliances and Components were up by 5.3 percent, followed by Computers and Electronic Products with a 4.1 percent rise. Orders for Primary Metals dropped by 3.1 percent, followed by Transportation Equipment with a 2.9 percent decrease.

On a month-over-month basis, new orders decreased by an average of 6.3 percent, or $33.2 million. Transportation Equipment recorded the most significant drop (down 25.1 percent), followed by Computers and Electronic Products, down by 18.8 percent, and Durable Goods Industries, down by 12.1 percent. Only three sectors posted modest increases: orders for Furniture and Related Products were up by 1.1 percent, followed by Fabricated Metal Products (0.5 percent increase) and Nondurable Goods Industries (0.2 percent increase).

—Posted on June 20, 2019


Not seasonally adjusted; $ in millions

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

New orders increased year-over-year for all manufacturing industries by an average 60 basis points, or by roughly $3.2 million in March 2019, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. The most substantial change came from Computers and Electronic Products, where orders increased by 5.4 percent compared to March 2018. Furniture and Related Products recorded modest gains (up 2.2 percent), followed by Electrical Equipment, Appliances and Components (up 1.2 percent). The only decrease came from Primary Metals (down 1.4 percent).

Month-over-month, new orders increased by on average by 15.2 percent, or $70.3 million. Demand for new orders remained consistent on a month-over-month basis, with increases recorded across the board. Transportation Equipment lead growth (up 33.1 percent), followed by Computers and Electronic Products (up 28.9 percent) and Durable Goods Industries (up 19.2 percent). Modest changes occurred for orders in the Fabricated Metal and Furniture sectors—each up by 7.3 percent — and Machinery (up 10.2 percent).

—Posted on May 23, 2019


Not seasonally adjusted; $ in millions

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Year-over-year, new orders increased for every manufacturing industry by 0.9 percent, or roughly $4.2 million in February 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The most notable change came from Fabricated Metal Products, which grew by 4.9 percent compared to February 2018, dropping by 0.8 percent compared to January 2019. Computers and Electronic Products followed with a 4.5 percent increase year-over-year, while orders for Primary Metals were up by 4.2 percent. The Transportation Equipment sector was the only one to post a decline (down 1.7 percent) compared to February 2018.

On a month-over-month basis, new orders decreased across all manufacturing industries by an average of 0.4 percent, or almost $2 million overall. Furniture and Related Products were up by 3.9 percent, followed by Computers and Electronic Products (up 3.6 percent) and Transportation Equipment (up 2.9 percent). Compared to January 2019, orders decreased by 2.5 percent for Nondurable Goods Industries and by 0.8 percent for Fabricated Metal Products.

—Posted on Apr. 23, 2019