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: Nov 20, 2014, 8:33 AM EST    Next Release: Dec 11, 2014, 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 Oct 2014 82.84B USD 0.46%
US Change in Retail Sales Oct 2014 3.83% Chg Yr -5.54%
US Change in Retail Sales Oct 2014 0.27% Chg Mnth -170.3%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Oct 2014 21.12B USD 0.47%
US Department Store Sales Oct 2014 13.78B USD -0.32%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Oct 2014 9.189B USD -1.60%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Oct 2014 8.513B USD 0.21%
US Gasoline Station Sales Oct 2014 43.86B USD -1.49%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Oct 2014 55.76B USD 0.05%
US Grocery Store Sales Oct 2014 50.04B USD 0.25%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Oct 2014 187.04B USD 0.33%
US Real Retail Sales Oct 2014 166.57B USD 0.26%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Oct 2014 444.49B USD 0.34%
US Retail Sales Oct 2014 395.85B USD 0.27%
View complete index of all 34 indicators in this report

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2014, 8:31 AM EDT    Next Release: Nov 26, 2014, 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 Sep 2014 208.52B USD 0.40%
US Capital Goods New Orders Sep 2014 91.35B USD -4.19%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Sep 2014 -1.32% Chg Mnth -92.81%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Sep 2014 3.27% Chg Yr -62.39%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Sep 2014 48.87B USD 0.34%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Sep 2014 22.32B USD -2.52%
US Durable Goods Inventories Sep 2014 404.78B USD 0.45%
US Durable Goods New Orders Sep 2014 241.63B USD -1.32%
US Durable Goods Shipments Sep 2014 245.59B USD 0.06%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Sep 2014 1.169T USD 0.33%
US Machinery Inventories Sep 2014 67.63B USD 0.42%
US Machinery New Orders Sep 2014 37.13B USD -2.75%
US Machinery Shipments Sep 2014 36.82B USD -0.37%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Sep 2014 120.88B USD 0.25%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Sep 2014 47.51B USD -0.07%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Sep 2014 130.93B USD 0.80%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Sep 2014 73.45B USD -3.69%
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: Nov 3, 2014, 10:07 AM EST    Next Release: Jan 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 Sep 2014 57.96B USD 1.32%
US Construction Spending Sep 2014 950.92B USD -0.45%
US Educational Construction Spending Sep 2014 79.62B USD -0.11%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Sep 2014 80.08B USD -3.64%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Sep 2014 54.82B USD -1.32%
US Power Construction Spending Sep 2014 95.24B USD -3.13%
US Private Construction Spending Sep 2014 61.12B USD 0.59%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Sep 2014 54.26B USD -1.11%
US Private Power Construction Spending Sep 2014 83.62B USD -3.12%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Sep 2014 349.08B USD 0.38%
US Public Construction Spending Sep 2014 270.89B USD -1.28%
US Public Power Construction Spending Sep 2014 11.62B USD -3.20%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Sep 2014 28.86B USD -1.48%
US Residential Construction Spending Sep 2014 354.83B USD 0.45%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Sep 2014 13.12B USD 1.11%
View complete index of all 97 indicators in this report

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2014, 10:01 AM EDT    Next Release: Jan 29, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

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 Q3 2014 64.40% -0.46%
US Home Vacancy Rate Q3 2014 1.80% -5.26%
US Household Formation Sep 2014 818.00K 228.5%
US Households Sep 2014 115.83M 0.68%
US Median Asking Home Sales Price Q3 2014 155300.0 USD 2.31%
US Median Asking Rent Q3 2014 756.00 USD 0.00%
US Rental Vacancy Rate Q3 2014 7.40% -1.33%
View complete index of all 64 indicators in this report

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

Last Updated: Nov 5, 2014, 6:03 PM EST    Next Release: Dec 5, 2014, 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 Sep 2014 208.33B USD 0.33%
US Capital Goods New Orders Sep 2014 91.48B USD -4.08%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Sep 2014 48.75B USD 0.13%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Sep 2014 22.36B USD -2.32%
US Durable Goods Inventories Sep 2014 404.56B USD 0.41%
US Durable Goods New Orders Sep 2014 241.63B USD -1.32%
US Durable Goods New Orders Sep 2014 242.18B USD -1.15%
US Durable Goods Shipments Sep 2014 246.21B USD 0.28%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Sep 2014 1.169T USD 0.32%
US Machinery Inventories Sep 2014 67.68B USD 0.48%
US Machinery New Orders Sep 2014 37.22B USD -2.63%
US Machinery Shipments Sep 2014 37.12B USD 0.28%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Sep 2014 120.66B USD 0.08%
US Manufacturing New Orders Sep 2014 499.40B USD -0.55%
US Manufacturing Shipments Sep 2014 503.42B USD 0.15%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Sep 2014 47.70B USD 0.25%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Sep 2014 130.90B USD 0.78%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Sep 2014 73.60B USD -3.53%
View complete index of all 759 indicators in this report

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2014, 10:02 AM EST    Next Release: Dec 11, 2014, 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 Sep 2014 1.756T USD 0.26%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Sep 2014 1.30 0.00%
US Total Business Sales Sep 2014 1.353T USD 0.00%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Sep 2014 655.19B USD 0.24%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Sep 2014 1.26 -1.56%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Sep 2014 503.42B USD 0.15%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Sep 2014 562.08B USD 0.28%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Sep 2014 1.42 0.71%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Sep 2014 394.79B USD -0.38%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Sep 2014 538.83B USD 0.26%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Sep 2014 1.19 0.00%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Sep 2014 454.30B USD 0.17%
View complete index of all 24 indicators in this report

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2014, 10:03 AM EST    Next Release: Dec 9, 2014, 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 Sep 2014 538832.0 0.26%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Sep 2014 336036.0 0.80%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Sep 2014 202796.0 -0.63%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Sep 2014 1.19 0.00%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Sep 2014 1.59 0.63%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Sep 2014 0.84 0.00%
US Wholesale Sales Sep 2014 454298.0 0.17%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Sep 2014 211796.0 0.49%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Sep 2014 242502.0 -0.10%
View complete index of all 132 indicators in this report

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2014, 8:31 AM EST    Next Release: Dec 16, 2014, 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 Oct 2014 144.00K -14.29%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Oct 2014 145.00K -18.54%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Oct 2014 156.00K -11.36%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Oct 2014 97.00K -27.07%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Oct 2014 97.00K -16.38%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Oct 2014 95.00K -21.49%
Southern New Housing Permits Oct 2014 542.00K 8.84%
Southern US Housing Completed Oct 2014 408.00K -15.35%
Southern US Housing Starts Oct 2014 546.00K 10.08%
US Housing Completed Oct 2014 881.00K -8.80%
US Housing Starts Oct 2014 1.009M -2.79%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Oct 2014 696.00K 4.19%
US New Housing Permits Oct 2014 1.08M 4.75%
Western US Housing Completed Oct 2014 232.00K 26.78%
Western US Housing Starts Oct 2014 221.00K -10.89%
Western US New Housing Permits Oct 2014 287.00K 21.61%
View complete index of all 105 indicators in this report

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2014, 8:46 AM EDT    Next Release: Nov 26, 2014, 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 Q3 2014 263000.0 USD -2.27%
Midwestern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q3 2014 301500.0 USD -1.37%
Northeastern Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q3 2014 466400.0 USD 28.88%
Northeastern Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q3 2014 643500.0 USD 35.82%
Southern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q3 2014 252400.0 USD -4.90%
Southern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q3 2014 293300.0 USD -5.45%
US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Sep 2014 313200.0 USD -10.33%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Sep 2014 259000.0 USD -9.69%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Sep 2014 5.30 Mo. 0.00%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Sep 2014 467.00K 0.21%
Western US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q3 2014 324700.0 USD -5.72%
Western US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q3 2014 388200.0 USD -0.77%
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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