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Economic Data (USA)

Friday, January 26, 2018

Durable Goods Orders During December 2017

The Durable Goods Orders report for December 2017 was released by the Commerce Department this morning:

Predicted: +0.6%
Actual: +2.9%


  • Previous month (revised): +1.7%

  • Change from 12 months previous: +11.5%

Durable Goods Orders - December 2017
Durable Goods Orders - December 2017


The yellow-highlighted figure represents the month-to-month change in orders for durable or hard goods for immediate or future delivery from U.S. manufacturers. Examples of durable goods: cars, airplanes, computers, furniture -- items that are built to last at least three years.

The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure. The Durable Goods Orders report is produced by the Commerce Department.

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