Census Bureau

The United States Census Bureau is the government agency responsible for carrying out national censuses. It is primarily known for the decennial population count, but it is also responsible for smaller agricultural and manufacturing censuses.
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Advance Monthly Retail Trade Report

Last Updated: Mar 24, 2015, 8:33 AM EDT    Next Release: Apr 14, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

The Advance Monthly Retail Trade Report estimates consumer retail spending - but not service spending - based on the responses to 5,000 surveys sent to retailers around the US. It has a reputation for being revised significantly month-to-month, but it still moves markets with large surprises. Numbers are nominal (not adjusted for inflation).

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Chg Prev
US Auto and Other Motor Vehicle Sales Feb 2015 81.92B USD -2.64%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Feb 2015 -0.07% Chg Mnth -93.71%
US Change in Retail Sales Feb 2015 0.97% Chg Yr -65.54%
US Change in Retail Sales Feb 2015 -0.59% Chg Mnth -33.99%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Feb 2015 21.28B USD -0.03%
US Department Store Sales Feb 2015 13.64B USD -1.35%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Feb 2015 8.858B USD -1.20%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Feb 2015 8.683B USD -0.07%
US Gasoline Station Sales Feb 2015 35.64B USD 1.45%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Feb 2015 55.06B USD -1.16%
US Grocery Store Sales Feb 2015 50.58B USD 0.46%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Feb 2015 185.81B USD -0.80%
US Real Retail Sales Feb 2015 164.72B USD -0.80%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Feb 2015 437.01B USD -0.58%
US Retail Sales Feb 2015 387.40B USD -0.59%
View complete index of all 35 indicators in this report

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2015, 8:31 AM EDT    Next Release: Apr 24, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

This report provides an advance look at data on manufacturers' shipments, orders, and inventories at the end of each month for durable goods. It is released about 18 working days from the end of the month.

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Chg Prev
US Capital Goods Inventories Feb 2015 211.65B USD 0.47%
US Capital Goods New Orders Feb 2015 85.65B USD -1.48%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2015 -1.35% Chg Mnth -167.1%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2015 0.62% Chg Yr -86.69%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Feb 2015 49.52B USD 0.31%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Feb 2015 22.23B USD -0.06%
US Durable Goods Inventories Feb 2015 412.98B USD 0.26%
US Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2015 231.29B USD -1.35%
US Durable Goods Shipments Feb 2015 243.97B USD -0.22%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Feb 2015 1.157T USD -0.48%
US Machinery Inventories Feb 2015 67.33B USD -0.02%
US Machinery New Orders Feb 2015 34.32B USD -1.84%
US Machinery Shipments Feb 2015 35.65B USD 0.63%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Feb 2015 116.33B USD -1.14%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Feb 2015 47.99B USD -0.47%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Feb 2015 135.41B USD 0.90%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Feb 2015 69.48B USD -3.51%
View complete index of all 152 indicators in this report

Business Dynamics Statistics Report

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2014, 8:07 PM EDT    Next Release: N/A

The Business Dynamics Statistics Report includes data on annual aggregates which describe establishment openings and closings, firm startups, job creation and destruction, age, industrial sector, and state.

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Chg Prev
US Active Establishments 2012 6.674M 1.21%
US Active Firms 2012 5.031M 1.56%
US Employment 2012 115.18M 2.44%
US Establishment Birth Rate 2012 11.00 13.40%
US Establishment Births 2012 730632.0 14.16%
US Establishment Death Rate 2012 9.50 -6.86%
US Establishment Deaths 2012 630148.0 -6.55%
US Job Creation Births 2012 5.524M 13.13%
US Job Creation Continuers 2012 11.41M 13.20%
US Job Destruction 2012 13.76M 2.84%
US Job Destruction Continuers 2012 9.118M 2.17%
US Job Destruction Deaths 2012 4.639M 4.18%
US Jobs Created 2012 16.93M 13.18%
US Net Job Creation 2012 3.173M 100.6%
US Net Job Creation Rate 2012 2.80 100.0%
US Reallocation Rate 2012 24.20 0.83%
View complete index of all 1092 indicators in this report

Construction Spending Report

Last Updated: Mar 2, 2015, 10:01 AM EST    Next Release: Apr 1, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

This report shows information about spending on private and public construction. It relies on government data (eg. housing starts and new home sales) for residential construction as well as private sources for non-residential information (e.g. commercial real estate builders). Revisions in the previous two months' numbers are common.

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Chg Prev
US Commercial Construction Spending Dec 2014 61.00B USD -1.67%
US Construction Spending Jan 2015 971.38B USD -1.08%
US Educational Construction Spending Dec 2014 77.72B USD -1.25%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Dec 2014 90.90B USD 2.52%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Dec 2014 60.90B USD 1.98%
US Power Construction Spending Dec 2014 97.78B USD 0.96%
US Private Construction Spending Dec 2014 55.89B USD -6.30%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Dec 2014 60.39B USD 1.90%
US Private Power Construction Spending Dec 2014 86.06B USD -1.02%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Dec 2014 349.56B USD 0.33%
US Public Construction Spending Dec 2014 283.54B USD 1.13%
US Public Power Construction Spending Dec 2014 11.72B USD 18.36%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Dec 2014 31.78B USD 0.18%
US Residential Construction Spending Dec 2014 355.01B USD 0.36%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Dec 2014 13.32B USD -0.31%
View complete index of all 97 indicators in this report

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Feb 25, 2015, 10:04 AM EST    Next Release: Apr 28, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

The Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership report contains indicators on home ownership and housing unit vacancies within the United States.

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Chg Prev
US Home Ownership Rate Q4 2014 64.00% -0.62%
US Home Vacancy Rate Q4 2014 1.90% 5.56%
US Household Formation Dec 2014 2.001M 23.67%
US Households Dec 2014 116.83M 0.13%
US Median Asking Home Sales Price Q4 2014 157800.0 USD 1.61%
US Median Asking Rent Q4 2014 766.00 USD 1.32%
US Rental Vacancy Rate Q4 2014 7.00% -5.41%
View complete index of all 64 indicators in this report

Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Report

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2015, 10:02 AM EDT    Next Release: Apr 2, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

This report from the U.S. Census Bureau gives a detailed view of orders, shipments, and inventories in the manufacturing sector. In addition to totals for all manufacturing, it contains data by industry and by good. These figures are widely believed to provide strong indications of the near-future of business.

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Chg Prev
US Capital Goods Inventories Jan 2015 211.06B USD 0.13%
US Capital Goods New Orders Jan 2015 87.58B USD 8.11%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Jan 2015 49.52B USD 0.60%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Jan 2015 22.34B USD 1.70%
US Durable Goods Inventories Jan 2015 412.36B USD 0.42%
US Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2015 231.29B USD -1.35%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jan 2015 236.30B USD 2.82%
US Durable Goods Shipments Jan 2015 245.43B USD -1.00%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Jan 2015 1.163T USD -0.19%
US Machinery Inventories Jan 2015 67.44B USD -0.21%
US Machinery New Orders Jan 2015 35.32B USD 1.38%
US Machinery Shipments Jan 2015 35.63B USD -1.51%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Jan 2015 117.83B USD -0.26%
US Manufacturing New Orders Jan 2015 470.00B USD -0.19%
US Manufacturing Shipments Jan 2015 479.13B USD -2.01%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Jan 2015 48.14B USD -2.61%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Jan 2015 134.27B USD 0.44%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Jan 2015 72.58B USD 9.67%
View complete index of all 759 indicators in this report

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Mar 12, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT    Next Release: Apr 14, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

This monthly report by the US Census Bureau aims to provide broad and timely measures of combined changes in domestic retail trade, wholesale trade and manufacturers' activities

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Chg Prev
US Total Business Inventories Jan 2015 1.762T USD -0.05%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Jan 2015 1.35 1.50%
US Total Business Sales Jan 2015 1.303T USD -2.03%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Jan 2015 650.47B USD -0.38%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Jan 2015 1.48 12.98%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Jan 2015 479.13B USD -2.01%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Jan 2015 562.52B USD -0.01%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Jan 2015 1.44 0.70%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Jan 2015 389.68B USD -0.89%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Jan 2015 548.72B USD 0.32%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Jan 2015 1.27 4.10%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Jan 2015 433.73B USD -3.06%
View complete index of all 24 indicators in this report

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Mar 10, 2015, 10:04 AM EDT    Next Release: Apr 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

The Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey tracks month-to-month trends for sales and inventories of U.S. distributors, jobbers, drop shippers, and import/export merchants, excluding manufacturers' sales branches or offices

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Chg Prev
US Wholesale Inventories Jan 2015 548720.0 0.32%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Jan 2015 341386.0 0.55%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Jan 2015 207334.0 -0.07%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Jan 2015 1.27 4.10%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Jan 2015 1.61 1.90%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Jan 2015 0.94 5.62%
US Wholesale Sales Jan 2015 433730.0 -3.06%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Jan 2015 212296.0 -1.36%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Jan 2015 221434.0 -4.63%
View complete index of all 132 indicators in this report

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2015, 8:01 AM EDT    Next Release: Apr 16, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

The New Residential Construction release provides statistics on the construction of new privately-owned residential structures in the United States.

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Chg Prev
Midwestern US Housing Completed Feb 2015 126.00K -7.35%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Feb 2015 97.00K -37.01%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Feb 2015 159.00K 7.43%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Feb 2015 53.00K -29.33%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Feb 2015 47.00K -56.48%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Feb 2015 93.00K -23.14%
Southern New Housing Permits Feb 2015 571.00K 10.02%
Southern US Housing Completed Feb 2015 473.00K -14.00%
Southern US Housing Starts Feb 2015 514.00K -2.47%
US Housing Completed Feb 2015 850.00K -13.79%
US Housing Starts Feb 2015 897.00K -17.02%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Feb 2015 593.00K -14.92%
US New Housing Permits Feb 2015 1.102M 3.96%
Western US Housing Completed Feb 2015 198.00K -12.00%
Western US Housing Starts Feb 2015 239.00K -18.15%
Western US New Housing Permits Feb 2015 279.00K 2.57%
View complete index of all 105 indicators in this report

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Mar 24, 2015, 10:01 AM EDT    Next Release: Apr 23, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

New Residential Sales provides statistics on the sales of new privately-owned single-family residential structures in the United States.

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Chg Prev
Midwestern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2014 285400.0 USD 5.82%
Midwestern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2014 310200.0 USD 0.19%
Northeastern Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2014 386400.0 USD -14.87%
Northeastern Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2014 687300.0 USD 13.25%
Southern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2014 271400.0 USD 7.19%
Southern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2014 320700.0 USD 7.94%
US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Feb 2015 341000.0 USD -0.90%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Feb 2015 275500.0 USD -4.80%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Feb 2015 4.70 Mo. -7.84%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Feb 2015 539.00K 7.80%
Western US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2014 343700.0 USD 4.95%
Western US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2014 420400.0 USD 6.92%
View complete index of all 85 indicators in this report

Quarterly E-Commerce Report

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2015, 10:06 AM EST    Next Release: May 15, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

US E-Commerce sales data as compiled by the Census Bureau

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Chg Prev
US Change in E-Commerce Sales Q4 2014 14.61% Chg Yr -7.55%
US E-Commerce Sales Q4 2014 79.57B USD 2.29%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q4 2014 6.70% 1.52%
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q4 2014 303.94B USD 3.45%
View complete index of all 4 indicators in this report
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