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: Jan 16, 2015, 8:34 AM EST    Next Release: Feb 12, 2015, 8:30 AM EST

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 Dec 2014 84.38B USD -0.33%
US Change in Retail Sales Dec 2014 2.56% Chg Yr -43.24%
US Change in Retail Sales Dec 2014 -1.15% Chg Mnth -371.6%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Dec 2014 21.65B USD -0.35%
US Department Store Sales Dec 2014 13.95B USD -0.21%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Dec 2014 9.046B USD -1.61%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Dec 2014 8.642B USD 0.76%
US Gasoline Station Sales Dec 2014 39.42B USD -6.50%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Dec 2014 55.29B USD -0.88%
US Grocery Store Sales Dec 2014 50.38B USD 0.40%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Dec 2014 187.56B USD -0.57%
US Real Retail Sales Dec 2014 166.56B USD -0.78%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Dec 2014 442.93B USD -0.94%
US Retail Sales Dec 2014 393.32B USD -1.15%
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Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Jan 27, 2015, 8:31 AM EST    Next Release: Feb 26, 2015, 8:30 AM EST

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 Dec 2014 211.61B USD 0.43%
US Capital Goods New Orders Dec 2014 81.97B USD -9.27%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Dec 2014 -3.41% Chg Mnth 61.08%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Dec 2014 0.31% Chg Yr -126.9%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Dec 2014 49.15B USD 0.56%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Dec 2014 22.02B USD -1.29%
US Durable Goods Inventories Dec 2014 410.82B USD 0.49%
US Durable Goods New Orders Dec 2014 230.52B USD -3.41%
US Durable Goods Shipments Dec 2014 246.77B USD 1.06%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Dec 2014 1.168T USD -0.76%
US Machinery Inventories Dec 2014 67.80B USD 0.28%
US Machinery New Orders Dec 2014 34.64B USD -3.73%
US Machinery Shipments Dec 2014 35.93B USD -1.55%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Dec 2014 118.19B USD -1.07%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Dec 2014 49.32B USD 2.68%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Dec 2014 134.05B USD 0.45%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Dec 2014 66.75B USD -9.24%
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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: Jan 2, 2015, 10:01 AM EST    Next Release: Feb 2, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

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 Oct 2014 58.12B USD -2.18%
US Construction Spending Nov 2014 974.98B USD -0.28%
US Educational Construction Spending Oct 2014 80.93B USD 1.75%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Oct 2014 82.39B USD 1.22%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Oct 2014 57.98B USD 3.42%
US Power Construction Spending Oct 2014 97.73B USD -1.05%
US Private Construction Spending Oct 2014 63.60B USD 3.19%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Oct 2014 57.42B USD 3.37%
US Private Power Construction Spending Oct 2014 85.27B USD -1.91%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Oct 2014 353.80B USD 1.35%
US Public Construction Spending Oct 2014 278.59B USD 2.31%
US Public Power Construction Spending Oct 2014 12.46B USD 5.24%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Oct 2014 30.02B USD 2.75%
US Residential Construction Spending Oct 2014 359.14B USD 1.29%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Oct 2014 13.46B USD 0.90%
View complete index of all 97 indicators in this report

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015, 10:03 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: Jan 27, 2015, 10:02 AM EST    Next Release: Feb 3, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

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 Nov 2014 210.55B USD 0.47%
US Capital Goods New Orders Nov 2014 92.04B USD -0.81%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Nov 2014 48.77B USD -0.55%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Nov 2014 22.04B USD -1.74%
US Durable Goods Inventories Nov 2014 408.39B USD 0.44%
US Durable Goods New Orders Dec 2014 230.52B USD -3.41%
US Durable Goods New Orders Nov 2014 241.56B USD -0.93%
US Durable Goods Shipments Nov 2014 244.47B USD -0.63%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Nov 2014 1.179T USD 0.38%
US Machinery Inventories Nov 2014 67.70B USD -0.33%
US Machinery New Orders Nov 2014 36.49B USD 0.52%
US Machinery Shipments Nov 2014 36.77B USD -0.15%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Nov 2014 119.69B USD -0.23%
US Manufacturing New Orders Nov 2014 492.74B USD -0.71%
US Manufacturing Shipments Nov 2014 495.65B USD -0.57%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Nov 2014 47.89B USD 0.16%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Nov 2014 133.21B USD 0.93%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Nov 2014 75.54B USD -1.33%
View complete index of all 759 indicators in this report

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2015, 10:06 AM EST    Next Release: Feb 12, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

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 Nov 2014 1.764T USD 0.19%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Nov 2014 1.31 0.00%
US Total Business Sales Nov 2014 1.346T USD -0.19%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Nov 2014 656.31B USD 0.11%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Nov 2014 1.39 9.45%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Nov 2014 495.65B USD -0.57%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Nov 2014 560.12B USD -0.30%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Nov 2014 1.41 -0.70%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Nov 2014 397.89B USD 0.42%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Nov 2014 547.15B USD 0.78%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Nov 2014 1.21 0.83%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Nov 2014 452.21B USD -0.30%
View complete index of all 24 indicators in this report

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Jan 9, 2015, 10:04 AM EST    Next Release: Feb 10, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

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 Nov 2014 547153.0 0.78%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Nov 2014 338557.0 0.82%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Nov 2014 208596.0 0.72%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Nov 2014 1.21 0.83%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Nov 2014 1.58 0.00%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Nov 2014 0.87 1.16%
US Wholesale Sales Nov 2014 452211.0 -0.30%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Nov 2014 213613.0 0.22%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Nov 2014 238598.0 -0.75%
View complete index of all 132 indicators in this report

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2015, 9:45 AM EST    Next Release: Feb 18, 2015, 8:30 AM EST

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 Dec 2014 174.00K 30.83%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Dec 2014 163.00K -13.30%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Dec 2014 160.00K 6.67%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Dec 2014 59.00K 13.46%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Dec 2014 126.00K 12.50%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Dec 2014 97.00K -18.49%
Southern New Housing Permits Dec 2014 563.00K 12.60%
Southern US Housing Completed Dec 2014 431.00K -5.90%
Southern US Housing Starts Dec 2014 508.00K 8.78%
US Housing Completed Dec 2014 927.00K 6.31%
US Housing Starts Dec 2014 1.089M 4.41%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Dec 2014 728.00K 7.22%
US New Housing Permits Dec 2014 1.058M 0.57%
Western US Housing Completed Dec 2014 263.00K 14.85%
Western US Housing Starts Dec 2014 292.00K 5.80%
Western US New Housing Permits Dec 2014 238.00K -15.90%
View complete index of all 105 indicators in this report

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Jan 27, 2015, 10:00 AM EST    Next Release: Feb 25, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

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 Dec 2014 377800.0 USD 9.63%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Dec 2014 298100.0 USD 2.23%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Dec 2014 5.50 Mo. -8.33%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Dec 2014 481.00K 11.60%
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: Nov 18, 2014, 10:02 AM EST    Next Release: Feb 17, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

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 Q3 2014 16.22% Chg Yr 2.79%
US E-Commerce Sales Q3 2014 78.07B USD 3.98%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q3 2014 6.60% 3.12%
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q3 2014 293.90B USD 3.85%
View complete index of all 4 indicators in this report
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