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: Oct 22, 2014, 8:34 AM EDT    Next Release: Nov 14, 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 Sep 2014 82.97B USD -0.77%
US Change in Retail Sales Sep 2014 3.99% Chg Yr -16.73%
US Change in Retail Sales Sep 2014 -0.43% Chg Mnth -173.1%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Sep 2014 21.17B USD -1.16%
US Department Store Sales Sep 2014 14.04B USD -0.05%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Sep 2014 9.228B USD 3.39%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Sep 2014 8.312B USD -0.81%
US Gasoline Station Sales Sep 2014 44.68B USD -0.83%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Sep 2014 55.98B USD 0.16%
US Grocery Store Sales Sep 2014 49.61B USD -0.12%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Sep 2014 186.29B USD -0.41%
US Real Retail Sales Sep 2014 166.06B USD -0.52%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Sep 2014 442.69B USD -0.32%
US Retail Sales Sep 2014 394.62B USD -0.43%
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Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2014, 8:32 AM EDT    Next Release: Oct 28, 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 Aug 2014 208.02B USD 0.36%
US Capital Goods New Orders Aug 2014 95.54B USD -33.92%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2014 -18.18% Chg Mnth -180.7%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2014 8.94% Chg Yr -73.48%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Aug 2014 48.56B USD 0.31%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Aug 2014 22.89B USD 1.67%
US Durable Goods Inventories Aug 2014 403.02B USD 0.42%
US Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2014 245.43B USD -18.18%
US Durable Goods Shipments Aug 2014 246.11B USD -1.48%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Aug 2014 1.165T USD 0.64%
US Machinery Inventories Aug 2014 67.58B USD 0.33%
US Machinery New Orders Aug 2014 37.95B USD 0.67%
US Machinery Shipments Aug 2014 36.78B USD -0.22%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Aug 2014 120.51B USD 0.98%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Aug 2014 47.64B USD -6.43%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Aug 2014 129.92B USD 0.44%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Aug 2014 76.80B USD -42.00%
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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: Oct 1, 2014, 10:11 AM EDT    Next Release: Nov 3, 2014, 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 Aug 2014 54.60B USD -3.10%
US Construction Spending Aug 2014 960.96B USD -0.81%
US Educational Construction Spending Aug 2014 78.60B USD -2.05%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Aug 2014 83.30B USD -0.64%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Aug 2014 57.00B USD 1.74%
US Power Construction Spending Aug 2014 102.17B USD -3.38%
US Private Construction Spending Aug 2014 61.20B USD 1.31%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Aug 2014 56.31B USD 1.52%
US Private Power Construction Spending Aug 2014 89.63B USD -3.88%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Aug 2014 351.70B USD -0.13%
US Public Construction Spending Aug 2014 275.93B USD -0.94%
US Public Power Construction Spending Aug 2014 12.54B USD 0.35%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Aug 2014 28.90B USD -3.31%
US Residential Construction Spending Aug 2014 357.23B USD -0.07%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Aug 2014 12.83B USD -3.95%
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: Oct 3, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT    Next Release: Nov 4, 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 Aug 2014 207.84B USD 0.29%
US Capital Goods New Orders Aug 2014 95.40B USD -34.04%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Aug 2014 48.68B USD 0.49%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Aug 2014 22.84B USD 1.52%
US Durable Goods Inventories Aug 2014 403.08B USD 0.43%
US Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2014 245.43B USD -18.18%
US Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2014 244.76B USD -18.38%
US Durable Goods Shipments Aug 2014 245.86B USD -1.58%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Aug 2014 1.164T USD 0.61%
US Machinery Inventories Aug 2014 67.42B USD 0.15%
US Machinery New Orders Aug 2014 38.13B USD 0.93%
US Machinery Shipments Aug 2014 36.88B USD -0.11%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Aug 2014 120.60B USD 1.04%
US Manufacturing New Orders Aug 2014 502.01B USD -10.06%
US Manufacturing Shipments Aug 2014 503.11B USD -0.98%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Aug 2014 47.61B USD -6.47%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Aug 2014 129.90B USD 0.44%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Aug 2014 76.53B USD -42.18%
View complete index of all 759 indicators in this report

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2014, 10:01 AM EDT    Next Release: Nov 14, 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 Aug 2014 1.752T USD 0.17%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Aug 2014 1.29 0.00%
US Total Business Sales Aug 2014 1.353T USD -0.42%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Aug 2014 653.92B USD 0.13%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Aug 2014 1.28 -3.03%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Aug 2014 503.11B USD -0.98%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Aug 2014 560.37B USD -0.26%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Aug 2014 1.41 -1.40%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Aug 2014 396.33B USD 0.59%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Aug 2014 538.00B USD 0.67%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Aug 2014 1.19 1.71%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Aug 2014 453.94B USD -0.67%
View complete index of all 24 indicators in this report

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Oct 9, 2014, 10:06 AM EDT    Next Release: Nov 12, 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 Aug 2014 538005.0 0.67%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Aug 2014 333227.0 0.78%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Aug 2014 204778.0 0.49%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Aug 2014 1.19 1.71%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Aug 2014 1.58 0.64%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Aug 2014 0.84 1.20%
US Wholesale Sales Aug 2014 453938.0 -0.67%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Aug 2014 210911.0 0.09%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Aug 2014 243027.0 -1.32%
View complete index of all 132 indicators in this report

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2014, 8:31 AM EDT    Next Release: Nov 19, 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 Sep 2014 175.00K 4.79%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Sep 2014 176.00K 3.53%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Sep 2014 172.00K 8.18%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Sep 2014 149.00K 50.51%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Sep 2014 120.00K 5.26%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Sep 2014 119.00K 12.26%
Southern New Housing Permits Sep 2014 492.00K -4.65%
Southern US Housing Completed Sep 2014 480.00K 7.14%
Southern US Housing Starts Sep 2014 491.00K 4.25%
US Housing Completed Sep 2014 999.00K 8.59%
US Housing Starts Sep 2014 1.017M 6.27%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Sep 2014 646.00K 1.10%
US New Housing Permits Sep 2014 1.018M 1.50%
Western US Housing Completed Sep 2014 195.00K -5.34%
Western US Housing Starts Sep 2014 230.00K 13.86%
Western US New Housing Permits Sep 2014 235.00K 5.86%
View complete index of all 105 indicators in this report

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2014, 10:03 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: 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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