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: Apr 17, 2015, 8:34 AM EDT    Next Release: May 13, 2015, 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 Mar 2015 84.76B USD 2.83%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Mar 2015 0.38% Chg Mnth -1370%
US Change in Retail Sales Mar 2015 0.49% Chg Yr -54.03%
US Change in Retail Sales Mar 2015 0.89% Chg Mnth -261.3%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Mar 2015 21.47B USD 1.23%
US Department Store Sales Mar 2015 13.86B USD 1.41%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Mar 2015 8.796B USD -0.45%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Mar 2015 8.674B USD 1.38%
US Gasoline Station Sales Mar 2015 35.61B USD -0.58%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Mar 2015 55.11B USD 0.58%
US Grocery Store Sales Mar 2015 50.09B USD -0.57%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Mar 2015 187.22B USD 0.63%
US Real Retail Sales Mar 2015 165.85B USD 0.65%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Mar 2015 441.36B USD 0.86%
US Retail Sales Mar 2015 390.98B USD 0.89%
View complete index of all 35 indicators in this report

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Apr 24, 2015, 8:31 AM EDT    Next Release: May 26, 2015, 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 Mar 2015 211.24B USD -0.07%
US Capital Goods New Orders Mar 2015 89.67B USD 4.77%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Mar 2015 4.01% Chg Mnth -379.6%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Mar 2015 0.74% Chg Yr 61.60%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Mar 2015 50.11B USD 0.66%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Mar 2015 22.54B USD 3.03%
US Durable Goods Inventories Mar 2015 412.90B USD 0.06%
US Durable Goods New Orders Mar 2015 240.18B USD 4.01%
US Durable Goods Shipments Mar 2015 246.66B USD 1.10%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Mar 2015 1.156T USD 0.02%
US Machinery Inventories Mar 2015 67.56B USD 0.22%
US Machinery New Orders Mar 2015 33.41B USD -1.50%
US Machinery Shipments Mar 2015 34.76B USD -1.61%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Mar 2015 114.90B USD -1.16%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Mar 2015 50.96B USD 5.45%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Mar 2015 135.08B USD -0.10%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Mar 2015 80.26B USD 13.46%
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: Apr 1, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT    Next Release: May 1, 2015, 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 Jan 2015 59.14B USD -5.72%
US Construction Spending Feb 2015 967.17B USD -0.08%
US Educational Construction Spending Jan 2015 74.33B USD -3.64%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Jan 2015 88.58B USD 0.18%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Jan 2015 64.56B USD 4.03%
US Power Construction Spending Jan 2015 93.59B USD -1.11%
US Private Construction Spending Jan 2015 50.13B USD -9.81%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Jan 2015 64.10B USD 4.16%
US Private Power Construction Spending Jan 2015 82.76B USD -0.85%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Jan 2015 351.72B USD 0.65%
US Public Construction Spending Jan 2015 273.79B USD -2.61%
US Public Power Construction Spending Jan 2015 10.83B USD -3.07%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Jan 2015 30.23B USD -0.90%
US Residential Construction Spending Jan 2015 357.25B USD 0.61%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Jan 2015 12.63B USD -7.49%
View complete index of all 97 indicators in this report

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Feb 25, 2015, 10:04 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: Apr 24, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT    Next Release: May 4, 2015, 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 Feb 2015 211.54B USD 0.43%
US Capital Goods New Orders Feb 2015 85.64B USD -1.25%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Feb 2015 49.77B USD 0.72%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Feb 2015 21.98B USD -0.71%
US Durable Goods Inventories Feb 2015 413.00B USD 0.29%
US Durable Goods New Orders Mar 2015 240.18B USD 4.01%
US Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2015 230.94B USD -1.42%
US Durable Goods Shipments Feb 2015 243.97B USD -0.22%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Feb 2015 1.156T USD -0.51%
US Machinery Inventories Feb 2015 67.31B USD -0.04%
US Machinery New Orders Feb 2015 34.22B USD -1.58%
US Machinery Shipments Feb 2015 35.44B USD 0.57%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Feb 2015 116.44B USD -1.04%
US Manufacturing New Orders Feb 2015 468.31B USD 0.16%
US Manufacturing Shipments Feb 2015 481.34B USD 0.74%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Feb 2015 48.12B USD -0.28%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Feb 2015 135.42B USD 0.91%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Feb 2015 69.68B USD -3.28%
View complete index of all 759 indicators in this report

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Apr 14, 2015, 10:02 AM EDT    Next Release: May 13, 2015, 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 Feb 2015 1.790T USD 0.27%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Feb 2015 1.36 0.00%
US Total Business Sales Feb 2015 1.313T USD 0.05%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Feb 2015 650.96B USD 0.14%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Feb 2015 1.47 -0.68%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Feb 2015 481.34B USD 0.74%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Feb 2015 565.24B USD 0.44%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Feb 2015 1.46 1.39%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Feb 2015 387.54B USD -0.55%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Feb 2015 574.01B USD 0.27%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Feb 2015 1.29 0.00%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Feb 2015 444.24B USD -0.18%
View complete index of all 24 indicators in this report

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Apr 9, 2015, 10:01 AM EDT    Next Release: May 8, 2015, 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 Feb 2015 574010.0 0.27%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Feb 2015 355647.0 0.33%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Feb 2015 218363.0 0.17%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Feb 2015 1.29 0.00%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Feb 2015 1.66 2.47%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Feb 2015 0.95 -2.06%
US Wholesale Sales Feb 2015 444240.0 -0.18%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Feb 2015 214263.0 -2.35%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Feb 2015 229977.0 1.94%
View complete index of all 132 indicators in this report

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2015, 8:33 AM EDT    Next Release: May 19, 2015, 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 Mar 2015 105.00K -17.97%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Mar 2015 126.00K 31.25%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Mar 2015 152.00K -4.40%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Mar 2015 57.00K 0.00%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Mar 2015 101.00K 114.9%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Mar 2015 130.00K 39.78%
Southern New Housing Permits Mar 2015 490.00K -14.19%
Southern US Housing Completed Mar 2015 452.00K -3.21%
Southern US Housing Starts Mar 2015 498.00K -3.49%
US Housing Completed Mar 2015 823.00K -3.86%
US Housing Starts Mar 2015 926.00K 1.98%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Mar 2015 618.00K 4.39%
US New Housing Permits Mar 2015 1.039M -5.72%
Western US Housing Completed Mar 2015 209.00K 2.45%
Western US Housing Starts Mar 2015 201.00K -19.28%
Western US New Housing Permits Mar 2015 267.00K -4.30%
View complete index of all 105 indicators in this report

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Apr 23, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT    Next Release: May 26, 2015, 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 Q1 2015 273000.0 USD -3.60%
Midwestern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2015 320600.0 USD 2.43%
Northeastern Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2015 456400.0 USD 12.28%
Northeastern Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2015 683000.0 USD 9.91%
Southern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2015 257000.0 USD -7.85%
Southern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2015 299500.0 USD -12.35%
US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Mar 2015 343300.0 USD -0.64%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Mar 2015 277400.0 USD -1.49%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Mar 2015 5.30 Mo. 15.22%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Mar 2015 481.00K -11.42%
Western US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2015 349600.0 USD -1.63%
Western US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2015 410000.0 USD -5.96%
View complete index of all 85 indicators in this report

Quarterly E-Commerce Report

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2015, 10:06 AM EST    Next Release: May 15, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

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 Q4 2014 14.61% Chg Yr -7.55%
US E-Commerce Sales Q4 2014 79.57B USD 2.29%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q4 2014 6.70% 1.52%
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q4 2014 303.94B USD 3.45%
View complete index of all 4 indicators in this report
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