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: Dec 17, 2014, 8:34 AM EST    Next Release: Jan 14, 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 Nov 2014 85.02B USD 1.70%
US Change in Retail Sales Nov 2014 4.93% Chg Yr 19.43%
US Change in Retail Sales Nov 2014 0.73% Chg Mnth 82.07%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Nov 2014 21.46B USD 1.21%
US Department Store Sales Nov 2014 13.99B USD 1.05%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Nov 2014 9.374B USD 0.90%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Nov 2014 8.551B USD 0.51%
US Gasoline Station Sales Nov 2014 43.58B USD -0.78%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Nov 2014 56.05B USD 0.50%
US Grocery Store Sales Nov 2014 50.27B USD 0.30%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Nov 2014 189.54B USD 0.98%
US Real Retail Sales Nov 2014 168.72B USD 0.99%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Nov 2014 449.28B USD 0.72%
US Retail Sales Nov 2014 399.93B USD 0.73%
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Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2014, 8:33 AM EST    Next Release: Dec 23, 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 Oct 2014 209.78B USD 0.56%
US Capital Goods New Orders Oct 2014 92.64B USD 1.02%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Oct 2014 0.40% Chg Mnth -145.4%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Oct 2014 5.51% Chg Yr 45.85%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Oct 2014 49.26B USD 0.84%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Oct 2014 22.46B USD 0.11%
US Durable Goods Inventories Oct 2014 406.83B USD 0.50%
US Durable Goods New Orders Oct 2014 243.81B USD 0.40%
US Durable Goods Shipments Oct 2014 246.46B USD 0.10%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Oct 2014 1.174T USD 0.42%
US Machinery Inventories Oct 2014 68.04B USD 0.35%
US Machinery New Orders Oct 2014 36.65B USD -1.20%
US Machinery Shipments Oct 2014 37.14B USD -0.08%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Oct 2014 120.00B USD -0.41%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Oct 2014 47.60B USD 0.30%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Oct 2014 131.69B USD 0.69%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Oct 2014 76.26B USD 3.39%
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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: Dec 4, 2014, 4:44 PM 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 Oct 2014 970.99B USD 1.11%
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: Dec 5, 2014, 10:09 AM EST    Next Release: Jan 6, 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 Oct 2014 209.58B USD 0.48%
US Capital Goods New Orders Oct 2014 92.56B USD 0.74%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Oct 2014 49.24B USD 0.81%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Oct 2014 22.41B USD -0.08%
US Durable Goods Inventories Oct 2014 406.60B USD 0.46%
US Durable Goods New Orders Oct 2014 243.81B USD 0.40%
US Durable Goods New Orders Oct 2014 243.84B USD 0.26%
US Durable Goods Shipments Oct 2014 246.52B USD 0.06%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Oct 2014 1.174T USD 0.42%
US Machinery Inventories Oct 2014 68.06B USD 0.36%
US Machinery New Orders Oct 2014 36.56B USD -1.43%
US Machinery Shipments Oct 2014 37.04B USD -0.31%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Oct 2014 120.01B USD -0.40%
US Manufacturing New Orders Oct 2014 496.56B USD -0.66%
US Manufacturing Shipments Oct 2014 499.25B USD -0.76%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Oct 2014 47.82B USD 0.67%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Oct 2014 131.67B USD 0.67%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Oct 2014 76.49B USD 3.41%
View complete index of all 759 indicators in this report

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Dec 11, 2014, 10:05 AM EST    Next Release:

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 Oct 2014 1.760T USD 0.22%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Oct 2014 1.30 0.00%
US Total Business Sales Oct 2014 1.351T USD -0.10%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Oct 2014 655.60B USD 0.08%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Oct 2014 1.27 0.79%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Oct 2014 499.25B USD -0.76%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Oct 2014 562.78B USD 0.18%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Oct 2014 1.42 0.00%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Oct 2014 397.05B USD 0.40%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Oct 2014 541.98B USD 0.42%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Oct 2014 1.19 0.00%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Oct 2014 454.59B USD 0.20%
View complete index of all 24 indicators in this report

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Dec 9, 2014, 10:03 AM EST    Next Release: Jan 9, 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 Oct 2014 541985.0 0.42%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Oct 2014 335516.0 -0.04%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Oct 2014 206469.0 1.17%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Oct 2014 1.19 0.00%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Oct 2014 1.57 -0.63%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Oct 2014 0.86 2.38%
US Wholesale Sales Oct 2014 454587.0 0.20%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Oct 2014 213487.0 0.77%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Oct 2014 241100.0 -0.29%
View complete index of all 132 indicators in this report

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2014, 8:31 AM EST    Next Release: Jan 21, 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 Nov 2014 131.00K -12.08%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Nov 2014 183.00K 14.38%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Nov 2014 152.00K -7.32%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Nov 2014 49.00K -51.00%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Nov 2014 113.00K 8.65%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Nov 2014 121.00K 27.37%
Southern New Housing Permits Nov 2014 494.00K -10.02%
Southern US Housing Completed Nov 2014 461.00K 10.82%
Southern US Housing Starts Nov 2014 454.00K -19.50%
US Housing Completed Nov 2014 863.00K -6.40%
US Housing Starts Nov 2014 1.028M -1.63%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Nov 2014 677.00K -5.45%
US New Housing Permits Nov 2014 1.035M -5.22%
Western US Housing Completed Nov 2014 222.00K -13.62%
Western US Housing Starts Nov 2014 278.00K 28.11%
Western US New Housing Permits Nov 2014 268.00K -5.63%
View complete index of all 105 indicators in this report

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2014, 9:04 AM EST    Next Release: Dec 23, 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 Oct 2014 401100.0 USD 27.66%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Oct 2014 305000.0 USD 16.55%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Oct 2014 5.60 Mo. 1.82%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Oct 2014 458.00K 0.66%
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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