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.
http://www.census.gov

Advance Monthly Retail Trade Report

Last Updated: Apr 14, 2014, 8:39 AM EDT    Next Release: May 13, 2014, 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 Change from Prev
US Auto and Other Motor Vehicle Sales Mar 2014 76.93B USD 3.35%
US Change in Retail Sales Mar 2014 3.74% Chg Yr 136.7%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Mar 2014 21.08B USD 0.98%
US Department Store Sales Mar 2014 14.24B USD 0.47%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Mar 2014 8.226B USD -1.60%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Mar 2014 8.457B USD 1.03%
US Gasoline Station Sales Mar 2014 45.00B USD -1.33%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Mar 2014 55.84B USD 1.90%
US Grocery Store Sales Mar 2014 49.36B USD 0.21%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Mar 2014 184.14B USD 0.94%
US Real Retail Sales Mar 2014 164.05B USD 0.94%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Mar 2014 433.91B USD 1.14%
US Retail Sales Mar 2014 386.58B USD 1.14%
View complete index of all 34 indicators in this report

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2014, 8:32 AM EDT    Next Release: Apr 24, 2014, 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 Change from Prev
US Capital Goods Inventories Feb 2014 201.76B USD 0.99%
US Capital Goods New Orders Feb 2014 83.11B USD -1.47%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2014 2.23% Chg Mnth -272.4%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2014 0.24% Chg Yr -94.50%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Feb 2014 47.96B USD 0.74%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Feb 2014 21.02B USD 0.44%
US Durable Goods Inventories Feb 2014 392.34B USD 0.83%
US Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2014 229.38B USD 2.23%
US Durable Goods Shipments Feb 2014 233.97B USD 0.86%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Feb 2014 1.063T USD 0.28%
US Machinery Inventories Feb 2014 66.41B USD 0.76%
US Machinery New Orders Feb 2014 35.82B USD -1.52%
US Machinery Shipments Feb 2014 35.06B USD 1.64%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Feb 2014 112.70B USD 0.68%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Feb 2014 45.64B USD 3.64%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Feb 2014 125.04B USD 1.54%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Feb 2014 71.44B USD 6.93%
View complete index of all 152 indicators in this report

Business Dynamics Statistics Report

Last Updated: Jan 1, 2014, 10:00 AM EST    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 Change from Prev
US Active Establishments 2011 6.588M -0.13%
US Active Firms 2011 4.978M -0.40%
US Employment 2011 113.21M 1.94%
US Establishment Birth Rate 2011 10.40 4.00%
US Establishment Births 2011 682779.0 3.01%
US Establishment Death Rate 2011 10.00 -6.54%
US Establishment Deaths 2011 659452.0 -6.55%
US Job Creation Births 2011 5.398M 1.56%
US Job Creation Continuers 2011 10.33M 18.71%
US Job Destruction 2011 13.11M -17.78%
US Job Destruction Continuers 2011 8.824M -20.60%
US Job Destruction Deaths 2011 4.282M -11.27%
US Jobs Created 2011 15.73M 12.20%
US Net Job Creation 2011 2.624M -236.7%
US Net Job Creation Rate 2011 2.40 -241.2%
US Reallocation Rate 2011 23.40 -6.40%
View complete index of all 1092 indicators in this report

Construction Spending Report

Last Updated: Apr 1, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT    Next Release: May 1, 2014, 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 Change from Prev
US Commercial Construction Spending Feb 2014 51.96B USD -0.34%
US Construction Spending Feb 2014 945.66B USD 0.11%
US Educational Construction Spending Feb 2014 75.91B USD -1.10%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Feb 2014 85.65B USD 1.35%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Feb 2014 56.17B USD -0.06%
US Power Construction Spending Feb 2014 85.65B USD 4.69%
US Private Construction Spending Feb 2014 46.65B USD -2.47%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Feb 2014 55.50B USD -0.55%
US Private Power Construction Spending Feb 2014 72.44B USD 4.44%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Feb 2014 360.35B USD -0.79%
US Public Construction Spending Feb 2014 265.69B USD 0.05%
US Public Power Construction Spending Feb 2014 13.21B USD 6.12%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Feb 2014 29.10B USD -2.34%
US Residential Construction Spending Feb 2014 365.21B USD -0.71%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Feb 2014 11.44B USD -9.99%
View complete index of all 97 indicators in this report

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2014, 10:02 AM EST    Next Release: Apr 29, 2014, 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 Change from Prev
US Home Ownership Rate Q4 2013 65.20% -0.15%
US Home Vacancy Rate Q4 2013 2.10% 10.53%
US Household Formation Dec 2013 -205.00K -299.0%
US Households Dec 2013 114.83M -0.20%
US Median Asking Home Sales Price Q4 2013 141000.0 USD 0.28%
US Median Asking Rent Q4 2013 746.00 USD 1.36%
US Rental Vacancy Rate Q4 2013 8.20% -1.20%
View complete index of all 64 indicators in this report

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

Last Updated: Apr 2, 2014, 10:04 AM EDT    Next Release: May 2, 2014, 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 Change from Prev
US Capital Goods Inventories Feb 2014 201.61B USD 0.97%
US Capital Goods New Orders Feb 2014 83.08B USD -1.48%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Feb 2014 47.98B USD 0.77%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Feb 2014 20.97B USD 0.25%
US Durable Goods Inventories Feb 2014 392.03B USD 0.79%
US Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2014 229.38B USD 2.23%
US Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2014 229.09B USD 2.17%
US Durable Goods Shipments Feb 2014 233.75B USD 0.81%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Feb 2014 1.062T USD 0.27%
US Machinery Inventories Feb 2014 66.19B USD 0.65%
US Machinery New Orders Feb 2014 35.93B USD -1.23%
US Machinery Shipments Feb 2014 35.10B USD 1.74%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Feb 2014 112.77B USD 0.74%
US Manufacturing New Orders Feb 2014 488.83B USD 1.56%
US Manufacturing Shipments Feb 2014 493.50B USD 0.93%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Feb 2014 45.79B USD 4.05%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Feb 2014 125.10B USD 1.58%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Feb 2014 71.43B USD 6.97%
View complete index of all 759 indicators in this report

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Apr 14, 2014, 10:01 AM EDT    Next Release: May 13, 2014, 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 Change from Prev
US Total Business Inventories Feb 2014 1.716T USD 0.39%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Feb 2014 1.31 0.00%
US Total Business Sales Feb 2014 1.312T USD 0.79%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Feb 2014 642.05B USD 0.65%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Feb 2014 1.41 1.44%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Feb 2014 493.50B USD 0.93%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Feb 2014 555.29B USD 0.01%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Feb 2014 1.45 -0.68%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Feb 2014 382.22B USD 0.72%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Feb 2014 518.26B USD 0.48%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Feb 2014 1.19 0.00%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Feb 2014 436.05B USD 0.69%
View complete index of all 24 indicators in this report

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2014, 8:35 AM EDT    Next Release: May 16, 2014, 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 Change from Prev
Midwestern US Housing Completed Mar 2014 134.00K -14.10%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Mar 2014 144.00K 65.52%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Mar 2014 165.00K 25.95%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Mar 2014 65.00K 0.00%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Mar 2014 115.00K 30.68%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Mar 2014 136.00K 33.33%
Southern New Housing Permits Mar 2014 445.00K -17.13%
Southern US Housing Completed Mar 2014 470.00K 1.29%
Southern US Housing Starts Mar 2014 477.00K -9.14%
US Housing Completed Mar 2014 872.00K -0.23%
US Housing Starts Mar 2014 946.00K 2.83%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Mar 2014 635.00K 6.01%
US New Housing Permits Mar 2014 990.00K -2.37%
Western US Housing Completed Mar 2014 203.00K 7.41%
Western US Housing Starts Mar 2014 210.00K -4.55%
Western US New Housing Permits Mar 2014 244.00K 0.00%
View complete index of all 105 indicators in this report

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Mar 28, 2014, 8:42 AM EDT    Next Release: Apr 23, 2014, 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 Change from Prev
Midwestern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2013 236100.0 USD -8.24%
Midwestern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2013 299300.0 USD -2.09%
Northeastern Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2013 411500.0 USD 28.55%
Northeastern Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2013 527900.0 USD 21.02%
Southern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2013 237900.0 USD 0.04%
Southern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2013 278200.0 USD -4.92%
US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Feb 2014 317500.0 USD 1.47%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Feb 2014 261800.0 USD 0.38%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Feb 2014 5.20 Mo. 4.00%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Feb 2014 440.00K -3.30%
Western US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2013 324400.0 USD 0.46%
Western US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2013 404600.0 USD 8.70%
View complete index of all 85 indicators in this report

Quarterly E-Commerce Report

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2014, 10:16 AM EST    Next Release: May 15, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Change from Prev
US Change in E-Commerce Sales Q4 2013 16.04% Chg Yr -7.72%
US E-Commerce Sales Q4 2013 69.21B USD 3.40%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q4 2013 6.00% 1.69%
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q4 2013 262.51B USD 3.78%
View complete index of all 4 indicators in this report
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