Economic EventFactory Orders
UnitsPercentage Change from Previous Period
Current PeriodFeb 2013
Release DateApr. 02. 13
Consensus for Current Period2.2
Number of Forecasts20
Economic Surprise0.8 ( 36.36 % )
Prior PeriodJan 2013
Reported Value for Prior Period-1
Revised From-2
Next Release DateMay. 03. 13
Next Release Time10:00 AM Eastern Time
DescriptionFactory orders consist of the earlier announced durable goods report plus non-durable goods orders. Nondurables consist of such items as food and tobacco products which grow at a fairly consistent monthly rate, so that market forecasts for this report are far more accurate than for the durable orders report. In addition to seeing nondurables for the first time, the market also watches for revisions to the durable orders data, which can be significant. Though the inventory figure is not a market-mover, economists use this number to help forecast inventories in the quarterly GDP report.
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