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: Aug 19, 2014, 8:34 AM EDT    Next Release: Sep 12, 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 Chg Prev
US Auto and Other Motor Vehicle Sales Jul 2014 80.82B USD -0.26%
US Change in Retail Sales Jul 2014 3.38% Chg Yr -15.11%
US Change in Retail Sales Jul 2014 0.02% Chg Mnth -93.06%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Jul 2014 21.20B USD 0.42%
US Department Store Sales Jul 2014 13.82B USD -0.73%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Jul 2014 8.758B USD -0.15%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Jul 2014 8.374B USD -0.13%
US Gasoline Station Sales Jul 2014 45.60B USD 0.11%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Jul 2014 55.16B USD -0.48%
US Grocery Store Sales Jul 2014 49.56B USD 0.24%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Jul 2014 184.86B USD -0.05%
US Real Retail Sales Jul 2014 164.99B USD -0.07%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Jul 2014 439.80B USD 0.04%
US Retail Sales Jul 2014 392.52B USD 0.02%
View complete index of all 34 indicators in this report

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Jul 25, 2014, 8:31 AM EDT    Next Release: Aug 26, 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 Chg Prev
US Capital Goods Inventories Jun 2014 205.88B USD 0.31%
US Capital Goods New Orders Jun 2014 91.97B USD 1.88%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Jun 2014 0.74% Chg Mnth -176.4%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Jun 2014 -1.58% Chg Yr -157.0%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Jun 2014 48.66B USD -0.11%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Jun 2014 21.90B USD 0.79%
US Durable Goods Inventories Jun 2014 399.68B USD 0.40%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jun 2014 239.92B USD 0.74%
US Durable Goods Shipments Jun 2014 238.21B USD 0.12%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Jun 2014 1.097T USD 0.80%
US Machinery Inventories Jun 2014 67.00B USD 0.36%
US Machinery New Orders Jun 2014 37.33B USD 2.44%
US Machinery Shipments Jun 2014 35.12B USD -2.03%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Jun 2014 118.13B USD 1.91%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Jun 2014 45.81B USD -2.06%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Jun 2014 128.80B USD 0.69%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Jun 2014 75.06B USD 0.62%
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 Chg 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: Aug 1, 2014, 10:07 AM EDT    Next Release: Sep 2, 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 Chg Prev
US Commercial Construction Spending Jun 2014 54.28B USD -1.45%
US Construction Spending Jun 2014 950.15B USD -1.82%
US Educational Construction Spending Jun 2014 75.65B USD -4.01%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Jun 2014 75.32B USD -10.43%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Jun 2014 50.42B USD -0.38%
US Power Construction Spending Jun 2014 103.80B USD -3.31%
US Private Construction Spending Jun 2014 60.67B USD 3.04%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Jun 2014 50.01B USD -0.07%
US Private Power Construction Spending Jun 2014 91.59B USD -3.62%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Jun 2014 355.92B USD -0.31%
US Public Construction Spending Jun 2014 264.70B USD -4.00%
US Public Power Construction Spending Jun 2014 12.21B USD -0.93%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Jun 2014 30.78B USD 0.15%
US Residential Construction Spending Jun 2014 361.34B USD -0.22%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Jun 2014 12.76B USD -4.46%
View complete index of all 97 indicators in this report

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Jul 29, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT    Next Release: Oct 28, 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 Chg Prev
US Home Ownership Rate Q2 2014 64.70% -0.15%
US Home Vacancy Rate Q2 2014 1.90% -5.00%
US Household Formation Jun 2014 434.00K 58.39%
US Households Jun 2014 115.10M -0.15%
US Median Asking Home Sales Price Q2 2014 151800.0 USD 9.05%
US Median Asking Rent Q2 2014 756.00 USD -1.31%
US Rental Vacancy Rate Q2 2014 7.50% -9.64%
View complete index of all 64 indicators in this report

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

Last Updated: Aug 6, 2014, 7:02 PM EDT    Next Release: Sep 3, 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 Chg Prev
US Capital Goods Inventories Jun 2014 205.65B USD 0.22%
US Capital Goods New Orders Jun 2014 93.80B USD 3.77%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Jun 2014 48.46B USD -0.46%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Jun 2014 22.49B USD 2.92%
US Durable Goods Inventories Jun 2014 399.60B USD 0.41%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jun 2014 239.92B USD 0.74%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jun 2014 242.37B USD 1.69%
US Durable Goods Shipments Jun 2014 238.96B USD 0.36%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Jun 2014 1.099T USD 0.96%
US Machinery Inventories Jun 2014 67.06B USD 0.44%
US Machinery New Orders Jun 2014 37.58B USD 2.92%
US Machinery Shipments Jun 2014 35.32B USD -1.59%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Jun 2014 118.19B USD 1.94%
US Manufacturing New Orders Jun 2014 503.24B USD 1.14%
US Manufacturing Shipments Jun 2014 499.83B USD 0.51%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Jun 2014 45.95B USD -1.91%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Jun 2014 128.81B USD 0.77%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Jun 2014 75.74B USD 1.33%
View complete index of all 759 indicators in this report

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT    Next Release: Sep 12, 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 Chg Prev
US Total Business Inventories Jun 2014 1.743T USD 0.37%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Jun 2014 1.29 0.00%
US Total Business Sales Jun 2014 1.347T USD 0.34%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Jun 2014 653.78B USD 0.28%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Jun 2014 1.24 -3.88%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Jun 2014 499.83B USD 0.51%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Jun 2014 555.82B USD 0.52%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Jun 2014 1.42 0.71%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Jun 2014 392.46B USD 0.24%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Jun 2014 533.49B USD 0.32%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Jun 2014 1.17 0.00%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Jun 2014 454.45B USD 0.25%
View complete index of all 24 indicators in this report

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Aug 8, 2014, 10:03 AM EDT    Next Release: Sep 10, 2014, 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 Jun 2014 533486.0 0.32%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Jun 2014 329446.0 0.66%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Jun 2014 204040.0 -0.21%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Jun 2014 1.17 0.00%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Jun 2014 1.57 -0.63%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Jun 2014 0.83 0.00%
US Wholesale Sales Jun 2014 454447.0 0.25%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Jun 2014 209693.0 1.35%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Jun 2014 244754.0 -0.68%
View complete index of all 132 indicators in this report

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Aug 20, 2014, 8:38 AM EDT    Next Release: Sep 18, 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 Chg Prev
Midwestern US Housing Completed Jul 2014 153.00K 0.66%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Jul 2014 164.00K -24.77%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Jul 2014 179.00K -0.56%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Jul 2014 68.00K -15.00%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Jul 2014 144.00K 44.00%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Jul 2014 120.00K 18.81%
Southern New Housing Permits Jul 2014 515.00K 9.57%
Southern US Housing Completed Jul 2014 428.00K 6.20%
Southern US Housing Starts Jul 2014 511.00K 29.04%
US Housing Completed Jul 2014 841.00K 3.70%
US Housing Starts Jul 2014 1.093M 15.66%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Jul 2014 656.00K 8.25%
US New Housing Permits Jul 2014 1.052M 8.12%
Western US Housing Completed Jul 2014 192.00K 9.09%
Western US Housing Starts Jul 2014 274.00K 18.61%
Western US New Housing Permits Jul 2014 238.00K 7.21%
View complete index of all 105 indicators in this report

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Aug 1, 2014, 5:44 PM EDT    Next Release: Aug 25, 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 Chg Prev
Midwestern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2014 264100.0 USD 3.16%
Midwestern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2014 295000.0 USD -1.34%
Northeastern Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2014 362200.0 USD 6.59%
Northeastern Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2014 443300.0 USD -3.25%
Southern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2014 253400.0 USD 0.56%
Southern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2014 291000.0 USD -2.05%
US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Jun 2014 331400.0 USD 3.53%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Jun 2014 273500.0 USD -3.22%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Jun 2014 5.80 Mo. 11.54%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Jun 2014 406.00K -8.14%
Western US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2014 326500.0 USD 0.55%
Western US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2014 374900.0 USD -6.46%
View complete index of all 85 indicators in this report

Quarterly E-Commerce Report

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2014, 10:13 AM EDT    Next Release: Nov 18, 2014, 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 Q2 2014 15.67% Chg Yr 1.15%
US E-Commerce Sales Q2 2014 75.01B USD 4.91%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q2 2014 6.40% 3.23%
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q2 2014 283.01B USD 3.72%
View complete index of all 4 indicators in this report
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