U.S. factory orders fell 2.0% in January, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.
Orders excluding transportation rose 1.3%.
Economists expected factory orders would slip 2.2% for the month, according to the median estimate from Thomson Reuters.
Factory orders in December were revised to a rise of 1.3% from the 1.8% jump reported last month. December orders excluding transportation were revised to a 0.2% decrease from the previously reported 0.2% rise.
Shipments, fell 0.2%.