Ekonomické zprávy

U.S. factory orders climb 1.8 percent in December

The U.S. Commerce Department reported on Thursday that the value of new factory orders surged 1.8 percent m-o-m in December 2022, following a downwardly revised 1.9 percent m-o-m drop (from -1.8 percent m-o-m) in November. That represented the sharpest monthly advance in factory orders since June 2022 (+1.8 percent m-o-m).

Economists had predicted a gain of 2.2 percent m-o-m for December.

According to the report, orders for durable goods soared 5.6 percent m-o-m in December, primarily due to a 16.9 jump in orders for transportation equipment. Meanwhile, orders for nondurable goods fell 1.9 percent m-o-m.

Total factory orders excluding transportation, a volatile part of the overall reading, fell 1.2 percent m-o-m (compared to a downwardly revised 1.2 percent m-o-m decrease (from -0.8 percent m-o-m) in November), while orders for nondefense capital goods excluding aircraft, a measure of business spending plans, edged down 0.1 percent m-o-m (compared to a 0.2 percent m-o-m decline in November and instead of decreasing 0.2 percent m-o-m as reported last month).

The report also revealed that shipments of core capital goods fell 0.6 percent m-o-m in December, rather than dropping 0.4 percent m-o-m as previously reported.

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