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Aircraft Shipments

2017p  $187.3B    -2.7%

Aircraft New Orders

2017p  $169.2B    -0.7%

Aircraft Backlog

2017/09  $648.1B  -1.1%

GDP Q4-17 $19,737B +4.4%

UNEMPL Feb-18 4.1% unch

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DoD Procurement:

DoD Procurement
FY 2018

$125.4B +4.8%

DoD Procurement
FY 2017

$119.7B +0.7%

Aerospace Economic Data:

Q3 2017

$74.3B    +5.8%

Net Profit
Q3 2017

  $7.7B    -17.2%

January 2018

484,900    +0.1%


Deliveries ('18)

Deliveries ('17)

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Order Backlog

Net Orders ('18)

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Monthly Analysis of Aircraft Deliveries (a must read!)

Commercial Aircraft Production Data

Mar. 20, 2018 Airbus, Boeing Report February 2018 Commercial Aircraft Orders & Deliveries
Feb. 21, 2018 Airbus, Boeing January Commercial Aircraft Orders / Deliveries & 2018 Forecast
Jan. 26, 2018 Airbus, Boeing Report Full Year 2017 Commercial Aircraft Orders & Deliveries
Dec. 12, 2017 Airbus, Boeing Report November 2017 Commercial Aircraft Orders & Deliveries

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U.S. DoD Spending FY2017 to FY2018: Total DoD OCO O&M Procurement RDT&E MILPERS MILCON
+8.9% -0.6% +9.2% +4.8% +18.7% +5.4% +35.6%
U.S. DoD Spending FY2016 to FY2017: Total DoD OCO O&M Procurement RDT&E MILPERS MILCON
-0.3% +10.3% +2.0% +0.7% +1.4% +0.2% -4.0%

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Key Aerospace Trends | Gauging the Performance of the U.S. Aerospace Industry

GAUGES Performance Indicators for the Aerospace Industry

Below, we provide 10 key indicators that highlight U.S. aerospace industry trends. Together, these indicators provide a snapshot of the current state of aerospace in the United States. The data is the latest available and the growth rates on display for each indicator highlight the change from the same period last year. If you want more information about an indicator or a particular aerospace subject, there are links placed below the charts that will take you directly to more detailed data. What we provide below is simply a 3-minute tour highlighting the trends and current state of the aerospace industry.

Aerospace Industrial Production | +1.7% Aerospace Capacity Utilization | +0.25 points
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Aerospace Company Net Profits | -17.2% U.S. DoD Procurement | +4.8%
More Aerospace Company Data
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U.S. Aerospace Employment | +0.1% U.S. Aerospace Trade Surplus | +8.9%
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U.S. Passenger Air Traffic | +3.2% U.S. Air Cargo Traffic | +8.2%
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Top-100 US Airlines  Top-100 US Airports
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Industrial Commodity Prices | +4.2% U.S. A&D Stock Performance | +32.8%
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