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New orders dropped

U.S. Factory Orders Economic Indicators



Booking continued to fell after last month decrease of -10.26%, shipments deteriorated at the higher rate of -14.11 % to $407 billions.In April manufacturing orders dropped by -13.80 % to $384 billions, a decrease by $61.5 billions from $446 in March on the seasonally adjusted basis.
Suggesting some hesitancy on the part of businesses to continue to expand until they see further strengthening of the U.S. economy. Factory orders dropped by -23.03 % from April 2019, and unfilled orders by -6.08 %.



The U.S. Commerce Department reported total factory inventories dropped by -1.01 % to $686 billions, a decrease by $7 billions from $693 in March in April on the seasonally adjusted basis, as shipments for aircrafts and parts went down -57.80 % to $ billions, accounting for 1.08 % of total factory shipments. Inventory to shipments ratio grew to 1.69 from 1.46 in the previous month.


Another category of orders closely watched by economists, known as excluding defense and transportation, orders dropped by -13.00 % on the seasonally adjusted basis, and shipments by -14.48 %. Excluding defense and transportation dropped by -22.82 % and unfilled orders by -9.31 % from April 2019.


Factory Orders (Picture Autor: Wolfgang Meinhart) licence GNU

Durable Goods New Orders
Primary Metals New Orders
Machinery New Orders
Transp. Equip. New Orders
-20.64% -32.13% -18.52% -24.32% -10.25% -11.92% -48.83% -69.50%
M/M
Y/Y
M/M
Y/Y
M/M
Y/Y
M/M
Y/Y


Unfilled orders fell by -2.41 % on the seasonally adjusted basis, as unfilled orders for iron and steel mills declined -22.65 % to $0 billions, accounting for 1.12 % of total unfilled bookings. total factory inventories dropped by -6.08 % from April 2019.
In April total manufacturing shipments dropped by -14.11 % to $407 billions, a decrease by $67 billions from $474 in March on the seasonally adjusted basis. Excluding transportation shipments fell by -8.68 %.


   
New Orders / Shipments Ratio Inventory / Shipments Ratio
Total New orders / shipments ratio for all manufacturing industries was 0.94. Excluding transportation new orders / shipments ratio was 0.98. Excluding defense new orders / shipments ratio was 0.95 . 
Inventory / shipments ratio for all manufacturing industries was 1.69. Excluding transportation Inventory / shipments ratio was 1.49. Excluding defense Inventory / shipments ratio was 1.68.
 




Factory Shipments
(Seasonally Adjusted, in millions $)
April 2020
adv.
March 2020
adv.
Feb. 2020
rest.
Jan. 2020
adv.
Dec. 2019
rest.
Nov. 2019
adv.
All manufacturing industries
406,763 473,613 499,771 501,825 504,166 502,166
Excluding transportation
364,967 399,651 414,731 419,503 420,667 418,346
Excluding defense
392,475 458,921 484,680 486,664 489,930 487,500
With unfilled orders
145,411 172,682 174,997 174,511 173,980 173,765
Durable goods industries
191,180 240,383 252,176 249,915 250,345 251,384
Primary metals
16,623 19,747 20,120 20,052 19,866 19,943
Iron & steel mills
8,504 9,817 9,956 10,168 9,815 9,832
Aluminum & nonferrous metals
7,003 8,518 8,730 8,424 8,669 8,645
Ferrous metal foundries
1,116 1,412 1,434 1,460 1,382 1,466
Fabricated metal products
27,878 33,205 33,651 33,695 33,530 34,060
Machinery
28,501 32,022 32,108 32,724 32,528 32,530
Construction machinery
2,316 2,691 2,711 2,928 2,630 2,655
Mining, oil field, & gas field machinery
1,266 1,364 1,392 1,446 1,413 1,350
Industrial machinery
3,052 3,164 3,100 3,243 3,138 3,199
Photographic equipment
533 567 552 558 546 586
Ventilation, heating, air-conditioning, & refrigeration equipment
3,330 3,999 3,970 3,793 3,986 4,026
Metalworking machinery
2,394 2,444 2,517 2,482 2,558 2,518
Turbines, generators, & other power transmission equipment
3,476 4,126 4,119 4,234 4,256 4,188
Material handling equipment
2,595 2,737 2,772 2,838 2,826 2,782
Computers & electronic products
28,630 27,853 27,913 27,936 27,855 27,924
Computers
557 557 572 569 551 542
Nondefense communications equipment
3,481 3,691 3,607 3,648 3,672 3,571
Defense communications equipment
262 281 271 259 314 247
Semiconductors
- - - - - -
Electronic components
4,189 3,802 3,858 3,890 3,803 3,763
Nondefense search & navigation equipment
1,515 1,453 1,496 1,564 1,549 1,539
Defense search & navigation equipment
3,009 2,881 2,876 2,884 2,895 2,946
Electromedical, measuring, & control instruments
8,813 8,974 8,913 9,018 8,909 8,938
Electrical equipment, appliances, & components
10,054 12,043 11,889 11,618 11,802 11,765
Electric lighting equipment
950 1,079 1,068 1,065 1,045 1,038
Household appliances
1,633 1,789 1,784 1,713 1,818 1,756
Electrical equipment
3,084 3,224 3,127 3,064 3,046 3,117
Transportation equipment
41,796 73,962 85,040 82,322 83,499 83,820
Motor vehicle bodies, parts, & trailers
18,734 26,727 28,642 29,121 28,304 27,688
Nondefense aircraft & parts
4,392 10,407 9,201 7,805 9,849 9,422
Defense aircraft & parts
4,244 3,745 4,271 4,722 3,781 4,165
Ships & boats
2,381 2,709 2,839 2,847 2,661 2,806
Furniture & related products
5,991 6,844 6,901 7,001 6,842 6,928
Nondurable goods industries
215,583 233,230 247,595 251,910 253,821 250,782




Factory New Orders
(Seasonally Adjusted, in millions $)
April 2020
adv.
March 2020
adv.
Feb. 2020
rest.
Jan. 2020
adv.
Dec. 2019
rest.
Nov. 2019
adv.
All manufacturing industries
384,306 445,827 496,798 497,909 500,196 493,029
Excluding transportation
358,238 394,883 409,943 415,735 416,278 413,987
Excluding defense
372,057 427,640 479,126 484,008 477,695 482,118
With unfilled orders
127,827 149,065 176,285 174,611 174,167 168,879
Durable goods industries
168,723 212,597 249,203 245,999 246,375 242,247
Primary metals
15,744 19,323 19,870 20,174 19,760 20,014
Iron & steel mills
7,794 9,266 9,782 10,206 9,726 9,905
Aluminum & nonferrous metals
6,791 8,673 8,759 8,523 8,663 8,678
Ferrous metal foundries
1,159 1,384 1,329 1,445 1,371 1,431
Fabricated metal products
26,624 32,830 33,044 33,871 33,499 33,753
Machinery
28,763 32,047 32,216 32,637 31,954 32,496
Construction machinery
2,201 2,487 2,497 2,933 2,629 2,467
Mining, oil field, & gas field machinery
1,282 1,308 1,410 1,360 1,312 1,352
Industrial machinery
3,025 3,094 3,107 3,375 3,193 3,208
Photographic equipment
532 558 566 544 514 523
Ventilation, heating, air-conditioning, & refrigeration equipment
3,321 4,059 4,043 3,809 3,838 4,020
Metalworking machinery
2,410 2,438 2,640 2,387 2,423 2,477
Turbines, generators, & other power transmission equipment
3,547 4,301 4,071 4,157 3,891 4,122
Material handling equipment
2,613 2,790 2,694 2,866 2,978 2,871
Computers & electronic products
23,775 23,775 23,767 23,807 23,844 23,639
Computers
523 525 567 566 552 579
Nondefense communications equipment
3,487 3,673 3,466 3,580 3,682 3,609
Defense communications equipment
210 157 240 291 426 205
Semiconductors
- - - - - -
Electronic components
4,261 3,934 3,896 3,893 3,749 3,934
Nondefense search & navigation equipment
1,501 1,545 1,607 1,580 1,745 1,557
Defense search & navigation equipment
3,012 2,860 2,873 2,814 2,821 2,730
Electromedical, measuring, & control instruments
8,850 9,036 9,059 8,995 8,864 8,898
Electrical equipment, appliances, & components
10,131 12,085 11,991 11,748 11,879 11,900
Electric lighting equipment
940 1,052 1,053 1,071 1,115 1,076
Household appliances
1,620 1,803 1,815 1,733 1,848 1,806
Electrical equipment
3,060 3,245 3,134 3,106 3,045 3,117
Transportation equipment
26,068 50,944 86,855 82,174 83,918 79,042
Motor vehicle bodies, parts, & trailers
18,576 26,698 28,611 29,322 28,557 27,821
Nondefense aircraft & parts
-8,606 -16,384 8,351 8,518 1,909 7,839
Defense aircraft & parts
4,055 6,263 3,827 4,705 5,854 1,924
Ships & boats
2,159 1,772 5,100 1,434 7,512 1,907
Furniture & related products
5,947 6,894 6,904 7,006 7,104 6,998
Nondurable goods industries
215,583 233,230 247,595 251,910 253,821 250,782




Factory Unfilled Orders
(Seasonally Adjusted, in millions $)
April 2020
adv.
March 2020
adv.
Feb. 2020
rest.
Jan. 2020
adv.
Dec. 2019
rest.
Nov. 2019
adv.
All manufacturing industries
1,107,595 1,134,908 1,158,525 1,157,015 1,156,915 1,158,736
Excluding transportation
348,035 366,814 367,413 368,327 368,079 368,609
Excluding defense
886,525 920,614 947,726 949,217 947,857 958,336
With unfilled orders
- - - - - -
Durable goods industries
1,107,595 1,134,908 1,158,525 1,157,015 1,156,915 1,158,736
Primary metals
30,252 31,306 31,730 31,986 31,864 32,113
Iron & steel mills
12,431 16,071 16,622 16,835 16,797 17,007
Aluminum & nonferrous metals
12,667 12,029 11,874 11,799 11,700 11,742
Ferrous metal foundries
5,154 3,206 3,234 3,352 3,367 3,364
Fabricated metal products
72,333 84,885 85,260 86,051 85,875 86,059
Machinery
96,884 101,476 101,451 101,388 101,475 102,058
Construction machinery
4,977 3,782 3,986 4,237 4,232 4,231
Mining, oil field, & gas field machinery
3,907 3,412 3,468 3,451 3,537 3,638
Industrial machinery
8,704 7,835 7,905 7,961 7,829 7,812
Photographic equipment
1,010 1,189 1,198 1,164 1,178 1,222
Ventilation, heating, air-conditioning, & refrigeration equipment
6,898 8,031 7,971 7,864 7,848 7,976
Metalworking machinery
7,974 6,560 6,566 6,447 6,542 6,681
Turbines, generators, & other power transmission equipment
23,602 28,246 28,071 28,119 28,196 28,561
Material handling equipment
11,134 13,390 13,337 13,455 13,427 13,245
Computers & electronic products
118,514 118,715 118,624 118,543 118,656 118,566
Computers
1,937 2,173 2,205 2,210 2,213 2,212
Nondefense communications equipment
24,817 23,916 23,934 24,122 24,190 24,179
Defense communications equipment
815 910 1,034 1,064 1,032 921
Semiconductors
- - - - - -
Electronic components
14,854 13,487 13,355 13,353 13,350 13,449
Nondefense search & navigation equipment
21,612 21,232 21,140 21,031 21,015 20,777
Defense search & navigation equipment
30,669 28,959 28,980 28,972 29,042 29,148
Electromedical, measuring, & control instruments
23,810 28,038 27,976 27,791 27,814 27,880
Electrical equipment, appliances, & components
21,551 20,768 20,726 20,684 20,554 20,476
Electric lighting equipment
1,685 1,857 1,884 1,966 1,960 1,880
Household appliances
1,614 1,496 1,482 1,449 1,429 1,377
Electrical equipment
8,609 7,935 7,914 7,914 7,872 7,875
Transportation equipment
759,560 768,094 791,112 788,688 788,836 790,127
Motor vehicle bodies, parts, & trailers
20,465 26,287 26,316 26,405 26,204 25,898
Nondefense aircraft & parts
518,222 538,916 565,707 566,369 565,656 575,656
Defense aircraft & parts
85,411 87,611 85,093 85,740 85,757 83,375
Ships & boats
48,592 33,267 34,204 31,301 32,714 27,973
Furniture & related products
7,961 9,088 9,038 9,093 9,088 8,764
Nondurable goods industries
- - - - - -




Factory Total Inventories
(Seasonally Adjusted, in millions $)
April 2020
adv.
March 2020
adv.
Feb. 2020
rest.
Jan. 2020
adv.
Dec. 2019
rest.
Nov. 2019
adv.
All manufacturing industries
686,476 693,481 699,301 703,403 703,937 700,989
Excluding transportation
543,445 540,829 547,582 552,126 553,002 551,750
Excluding defense
661,143 665,227 670,732 674,795 675,547 672,213
With unfilled orders
346,960 359,022 356,416 356,496 356,363 354,407
Durable goods industries
425,292 437,402 434,649 435,266 435,295 433,734
Primary metals
35,557 35,561 35,093 34,853 35,139 34,947
Iron & steel mills
19,917 19,026 18,782 18,527 18,991 18,791
Aluminum & nonferrous metals
13,443 14,359 14,168 14,189 13,995 13,984
Ferrous metal foundries
2,197 2,176 2,143 2,137 2,153 2,172
Fabricated metal products
53,455 54,042 53,834 54,218 53,680 54,043
Machinery
71,210 71,446 70,849 70,977 71,464 71,641
Construction machinery
6,022 5,640 5,599 5,588 5,590 5,652
Mining, oil field, & gas field machinery
4,933 4,897 5,027 5,117 5,100 5,283
Industrial machinery
9,623 8,928 8,686 8,676 8,818 8,589
Photographic equipment
1,499 1,800 1,778 1,774 1,778 1,774
Ventilation, heating, air-conditioning, & refrigeration equipment
5,587 5,546 5,555 5,487 5,458 5,498
Metalworking machinery
6,055 6,030 5,902 6,055 6,109 6,243
Turbines, generators, & other power transmission equipment
9,601 9,494 9,426 9,377 9,412 9,471
Material handling equipment
5,002 5,787 5,777 5,826 5,964 5,919
Computers & electronic products
44,126 43,522 43,338 43,806 43,909 43,749
Computers
1,803 1,517 1,480 1,495 1,565 1,622
Nondefense communications equipment
4,588 4,889 4,772 4,756 4,779 4,770
Defense communications equipment
667 703 704 702 711 705
Semiconductors
- - - - - -
Electronic components
8,049 7,569 7,552 7,640 7,593 7,440
Nondefense search & navigation equipment
2,928 2,797 2,803 2,805 2,801 2,804
Defense search & navigation equipment
2,665 2,521 2,534 2,536 2,528 2,517
Electromedical, measuring, & control instruments
15,192 15,773 15,649 15,780 15,789 15,685
Electrical equipment, appliances, & components
19,918 20,312 20,250 20,372 20,346 20,370
Electric lighting equipment
2,033 2,252 2,257 2,279 2,291 2,270
Household appliances
2,501 2,745 2,771 2,817 2,846 2,930
Electrical equipment
6,425 5,673 5,710 5,799 5,792 5,775
Transportation equipment
143,031 152,652 151,719 151,277 150,935 149,239
Motor vehicle bodies, parts, & trailers
27,742 26,998 26,807 26,623 26,659 26,658
Nondefense aircraft & parts
73,760 83,773 82,499 82,154 82,138 79,873
Defense aircraft & parts
12,297 13,579 13,644 13,601 13,473 13,428
Ships & boats
4,264 3,221 3,193 3,223 3,194 3,453
Furniture & related products
7,421 7,968 7,951 7,947 7,988 8,004
Nondurable goods industries
261,184 256,079 264,652 268,137 268,642 267,255




Factory New Orders/ Shipment
(Seasonally Adjusted, in millions $)
April 2020
adv.
March 2020
adv.
Feb. 2020
rest.
Jan. 2020
adv.
Dec. 2019
rest.
Nov. 2019
adv.
All manufacturing industries
0.94 0.94 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.98
Excluding transportation
0.98 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99
Excluding defense
0.95 0.93 0.99 0.99 0.98 0.99
With unfilled orders
0.88 0.86 1.01 1.00 1.00 0.97
Durable goods industries
0.88 0.88 0.99 0.98 0.98 0.96
Primary metals
0.95 0.98 0.99 1.01 0.99 1.00
Iron & steel mills
0.92 0.94 0.98 1.00 0.99 1.01
Aluminum & nonferrous metals
0.97 1.02 1.00 1.01 1.00 1.00
Ferrous metal foundries
1.04 0.98 0.93 0.99 0.99 0.98
Fabricated metal products
0.96 0.99 0.98 1.01 1.00 0.99
Machinery
1.01 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.98 1.00
Construction machinery
0.95 0.92 0.92 1.00 1.00 0.93
Mining, oil field, & gas field machinery
1.01 0.96 1.01 0.94 0.93 1.00
Industrial machinery
0.99 0.98 1.00 1.04 1.02 1.00
Photographic equipment
1.00 0.98 1.03 0.97 0.94 0.89
Ventilation, heating, air-conditioning, & refrigeration equipment
1.00 1.02 1.02 1.00 0.96 1.00
Metalworking machinery
1.01 1.00 1.05 0.96 0.95 0.98
Turbines, generators, & other power transmission equipment
1.02 1.04 0.99 0.98 0.91 0.98
Material handling equipment
1.01 1.02 0.97 1.01 1.05 1.03
Computers & electronic products
0.83 0.85 0.85 0.85 0.86 0.85
Computers
0.94 0.94 0.99 0.99 1.00 1.07
Nondefense communications equipment
1.00 1.00 0.96 0.98 1.00 1.01
Defense communications equipment
0.80 0.56 0.89 1.12 1.36 0.83
Semiconductors
- - - - - -
Electronic components
1.02 1.03 1.01 1.00 0.99 1.05
Nondefense search & navigation equipment
0.99 1.06 1.07 1.01 1.13 1.01
Defense search & navigation equipment
1.00 0.99 1.00 0.98 0.97 0.93
Electromedical, measuring, & control instruments
1.00 1.01 1.02 1.00 0.99 1.00
Electrical equipment, appliances, & components
1.01 1.00 1.01 1.01 1.01 1.01
Electric lighting equipment
0.99 0.97 0.99 1.01 1.07 1.04
Household appliances
0.99 1.01 1.02 1.01 1.02 1.03
Electrical equipment
0.99 1.01 1.00 1.01 1.00 1.00
Transportation equipment
0.62 0.69 1.02 1.00 1.01 0.94
Motor vehicle bodies, parts, & trailers
0.99 1.00 1.00 1.01 1.01 1.00
Nondefense aircraft & parts
-1.96 -1.57 0.91 1.09 0.19 0.83
Defense aircraft & parts
0.96 1.67 0.90 1.00 1.55 0.46
Ships & boats
0.91 0.65 1.80 0.50 2.82 0.68
Furniture & related products
0.99 1.01 1.00 1.00 1.04 1.01
Nondurable goods industries
1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00


Source U.S. Census Bureau, Manufacturing and Construction Division
Picture Autor: (Wolfgang Meinhart) licence GNU.


       
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