Mixed US Durable Goods Orders for December

Posted Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read

The economic calendar has been pretty light during the European session, but there are a couple of decent economic releases scheduled for the US session. The CB consumer confidence will be released later, while US durable goods orders were released a while ago. The details for the December report are listed below:

  • Durable goods orders 2.4% versus 0.4% estimate
  • The prior month was revised to -3.1 from -2.1 initially reported
  • Goods orders excluding transportation -0.1 versus 0.3% estimate
  • Prior month revised -0.4% from -0.1% previously reported
  • Capital goods orders nondefense ex air -0.9% versus 0.2% estimate
  • November was revised to +0.1% from 0.2% previously
  • Capital goods shipments nondefense ex air -0.4% versus 0.2% estimate
  • The prior month is un-revised at -0.3%

As shown above, the headline number is pretty strong, showing a 2.4% increase against 0.4% expected. but that comes after a big decline in November, which was revised even lower to -3.1%. All the other details are soft, so this report is pretty mixed and doesn’t show anything in particular, hence the USD is not making any move, as traders remain uncertain.

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