2019 New Orders

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

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