According to a report by the US Department of Commerce, orders for durable goods in the U.S. in September increased by 2.2% compared to the previous month.
Analysts predicted the increase in the overall rate at 1.0%.
In August, the volume of orders for durable goods increased by 2.0% (revised from +1.7%).
Excluding the volatile transportation components, orders for durable goods in September rose 0.7% compared with the previous month against a forecast of increasing 0.5 percent. In August, the index increased by 0.5% (revised from +0.2%).