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Economic Data (USA)

Friday, May 25, 2018

Durable Goods Orders During April 2018

The Durable Goods Orders report for April 2018 was released by the Commerce Department this morning:

Predicted: -1.2%
Actual: -1.655%


  • Previous month (revised): +2.698%

  • Change from 12 months previous: +7.724%

Durable Goods Orders - April 2018
Durable Goods Orders - April 2018

The yellow-highlighted figure represents the month-to-month change in new 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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