This indicator shows the industry's need for durable goods and non-durables. Factory orders include orders for durable goods (more than 50% of all orders) and non-durables. Nondurable goods include food, clothing, light industry goods and products designed to operate with durable goods. Durable goods are expected to last more than three years. They include cars, furniture, etc.
It has a limited impact on the market. Growth of the index is a good factor for the national economy and leads to the growth of the dollar.
- Release Frequency: monthly.
- Release Schedule: 10:00 EST, first days of a month.
- Source: The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce.