factory orders

Government, Business

Factory Output Rises More Than Forecast

Lodge factory A worker packages cast iron cookware at the Lodge Manufacturing Co. factory in South Pittsburg, Tenn. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

U.S. factory production rose in March by more than forecast, marking the third straight month of gains that show steady progress for manufacturers against a backdrop of gradually improving supply chains.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment

Durable Goods Orders Increase More Than Forecast

lawnmower factory worker A worker welds a lawnmower frame together on the assembly line at a facility in Coatesville, Ind. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Orders placed with U.S. factories for durable goods rose in November by the most in six months, exceeding forecasts and pointing to steady demand that will help drive production growth in early 2022.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
December 23, 2021

Factory Growth Unexpectedly Advances to Four-Month High

Nissan factory Robots operate on the factory floor at the Nissan Motor Co. manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tenn. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

A measure of U.S. manufacturing expanded in September at the fastest pace in four months, bolstered by robust demand for factory goods and burgeoning inventory.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
October 1, 2021
Government, Business

Factory Index Falls to Nine-Year Low

Factory Worker Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

A gauge of U.S. factories fell in June to the lowest since late 2009 and hovered just above the threshold between expansion and contraction, the latest signal that the American industrial sector is losing momentum amid rising uncertainty.

Alex Tanzi | Bloomberg News
June 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Factory Gauge Tumbles by Most Since 2008 as Orders Cool

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A gauge of U.S. manufacturing plunged last month by the most since October 2008, a fresh sign of deceleration in the economy amid global strains across the sector. U.S. stocks extended declines and Treasury yields fell after the report.

Jeff Kearns | Bloomberg News
January 3, 2019

Manufacturing Settles In at Solid Pace of Expansion

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

American factories are settling back into a solid pace of expansion after a post-election run-up that saw the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing gauge hit an almost three-year high, figures released June 1 showed.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
June 1, 2017

Factory Orders Post Largest Increase in Nine Months

Fiat Chrysler/Handout via Reuters

New orders for U.S. factory goods recorded their largest increase in nine months in July as demand increased broadly, an encouraging sign for the embattled manufacturing sector.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
September 2, 2016

Factory Orders Drop in February in Latest Sign Economic Growth Slowed in First Quarter

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in February and business spending on capital goods was much weaker than initially thought, the latest indications that economic growth slowed further in the first quarter.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
April 4, 2016

US Manufacturing Contracts in January for a Fourth Month

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Manufacturing in the United States shrank in January for a fourth consecutive month as businesses cut staffing plans. Growth resumed in new orders and production, indicating some stabilization in the industry.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
February 1, 2016

Factory Orders Rebound on Strong Demand for Transportation Equipment

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

New orders for U.S. factory goods rebounded strongly in June on robust demand for transportation equipment and other goods, a hopeful sign for the struggling manufacturing sector.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
August 4, 2015