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: Sep 17, 2014, 8:35 AM EDT    Next Release: Oct 15, 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 Aug 2014 83.12B USD 1.53%
US Change in Retail Sales Aug 2014 4.75% Chg Yr 21.09%
US Change in Retail Sales Aug 2014 0.57% Chg Mnth 71.84%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Aug 2014 21.37B USD 0.29%
US Department Store Sales Aug 2014 14.01B USD -0.42%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Aug 2014 8.847B USD 0.72%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Aug 2014 8.451B USD 0.72%
US Gasoline Station Sales Aug 2014 45.22B USD -0.80%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Aug 2014 55.54B USD -0.05%
US Grocery Store Sales Aug 2014 49.86B USD 0.38%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Aug 2014 187.16B USD 0.78%
US Real Retail Sales Aug 2014 167.05B USD 0.77%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Aug 2014 444.38B USD 0.58%
US Retail Sales Aug 2014 396.63B USD 0.57%
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Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2014, 8:31 AM EDT    Next Release: Sep 25, 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 Jul 2014 207.98B USD 0.98%
US Capital Goods New Orders Jul 2014 144.88B USD 52.66%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Jul 2014 22.58% Chg Mnth 728.1%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Jul 2014 33.79% Chg Yr 7699%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Jul 2014 48.26B USD -0.41%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Jul 2014 22.46B USD -1.21%
US Durable Goods Inventories Jul 2014 401.90B USD 0.51%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jul 2014 300.12B USD 22.58%
US Durable Goods Shipments Jul 2014 248.89B USD 3.33%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Jul 2014 1.159T USD 5.39%
US Machinery Inventories Jul 2014 67.75B USD 0.83%
US Machinery New Orders Jul 2014 37.69B USD -1.55%
US Machinery Shipments Jul 2014 36.57B USD 2.44%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Jul 2014 119.65B USD 0.95%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Jul 2014 50.98B USD 10.22%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Jul 2014 129.58B USD 0.52%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Jul 2014 132.96B USD 74.22%
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: Sep 2, 2014, 10:08 AM EDT    Next Release: Oct 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 Chg Prev
US Commercial Construction Spending Jul 2014 53.80B USD -2.78%
US Construction Spending Jul 2014 981.30B USD 1.83%
US Educational Construction Spending Jul 2014 79.18B USD 0.47%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Jul 2014 84.84B USD 6.88%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Jul 2014 58.65B USD 4.66%
US Power Construction Spending Jul 2014 111.05B USD 7.19%
US Private Construction Spending Jul 2014 61.45B USD 0.38%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Jul 2014 58.08B USD 4.44%
US Private Power Construction Spending Jul 2014 97.92B USD 7.52%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Jul 2014 358.05B USD 0.69%
US Public Construction Spending Jul 2014 279.65B USD 3.01%
US Public Power Construction Spending Jul 2014 13.12B USD 4.72%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Jul 2014 29.92B USD 1.22%
US Residential Construction Spending Jul 2014 363.47B USD 0.74%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Jul 2014 13.31B USD 2.02%
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: Sep 3, 2014, 10:07 AM EDT    Next Release: Oct 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 Chg Prev
US Capital Goods Inventories Jul 2014 207.60B USD 0.91%
US Capital Goods New Orders Jul 2014 144.65B USD 52.49%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Jul 2014 48.26B USD -0.42%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Jul 2014 22.30B USD -1.72%
US Durable Goods Inventories Jul 2014 401.54B USD 0.48%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jul 2014 300.12B USD 22.58%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jul 2014 300.22B USD 22.62%
US Durable Goods Shipments Jul 2014 249.27B USD 3.45%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Jul 2014 1.158T USD 5.36%
US Machinery Inventories Jul 2014 67.59B USD 0.66%
US Machinery New Orders Jul 2014 37.86B USD -1.20%
US Machinery Shipments Jul 2014 36.85B USD 3.03%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Jul 2014 119.52B USD 0.86%
US Manufacturing New Orders Jul 2014 558.31B USD 10.51%
US Manufacturing Shipments Jul 2014 507.36B USD 1.21%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Jul 2014 51.05B USD 10.27%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Jul 2014 129.53B USD 0.47%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Jul 2014 133.00B USD 74.08%
View complete index of all 759 indicators in this report

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2014, 10:01 AM EDT    Next Release: Oct 15, 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 Jul 2014 1.750T USD 0.42%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Jul 2014 1.29 0.00%
US Total Business Sales Jul 2014 1.360T USD 0.80%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Jul 2014 653.83B USD 0.13%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Jul 2014 1.32 6.45%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Jul 2014 507.36B USD 1.21%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Jul 2014 562.48B USD 1.02%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Jul 2014 1.43 0.70%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Jul 2014 394.38B USD 0.33%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Jul 2014 533.76B USD 0.14%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Jul 2014 1.16 -0.85%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Jul 2014 458.56B USD 0.74%
View complete index of all 24 indicators in this report

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2014, 10:06 AM EDT    Next Release: Oct 9, 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 Jul 2014 533763.0 0.14%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Jul 2014 330111.0 0.25%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Jul 2014 203652.0 -0.05%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Jul 2014 1.16 -0.85%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Jul 2014 1.57 0.00%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Jul 2014 0.82 -1.20%
US Wholesale Sales Jul 2014 458563.0 0.74%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Jul 2014 210831.0 0.39%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Jul 2014 247732.0 1.05%
View complete index of all 132 indicators in this report

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2014, 8:32 AM EDT    Next Release: Oct 17, 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 Aug 2014 151.00K -3.82%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Aug 2014 157.00K -10.29%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Aug 2014 156.00K -12.36%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Aug 2014 104.00K 31.65%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Aug 2014 121.00K -12.95%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Aug 2014 107.00K -11.57%
Southern New Housing Permits Aug 2014 514.00K -0.58%
Southern US Housing Completed Aug 2014 437.00K -0.23%
Southern US Housing Starts Aug 2014 474.00K -10.90%
US Housing Completed Aug 2014 892.00K 3.24%
US Housing Starts Aug 2014 956.00K -14.41%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Aug 2014 643.00K -2.43%
US New Housing Permits Aug 2014 998.00K -5.58%
Western US Housing Completed Aug 2014 200.00K 5.26%
Western US Housing Starts Aug 2014 204.00K -24.72%
Western US New Housing Permits Aug 2014 221.00K -8.30%
View complete index of all 105 indicators in this report

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014, 8:49 AM EDT    Next Release: Sep 24, 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 Jul 2014 339100.0 USD 2.11%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Jul 2014 269800.0 USD -3.68%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Jul 2014 6.00 Mo. 7.14%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Jul 2014 412.00K -2.37%
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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