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: Feb 26, 2015, 8:35 AM EST    Next Release: Mar 12, 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 Jan 2015 83.30B USD -0.95%
US Change in Retail Sales Jan 2015 2.38% Chg Yr -9.51%
US Change in Retail Sales Jan 2015 -0.99% Chg Mnth -12.82%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Jan 2015 21.27B USD -0.79%
US Department Store Sales Jan 2015 13.82B USD -0.73%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Jan 2015 9.007B USD 0.29%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Jan 2015 8.593B USD -0.73%
US Gasoline Station Sales Jan 2015 35.34B USD -9.28%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Jan 2015 55.37B USD 0.05%
US Grocery Store Sales Jan 2015 50.47B USD -0.10%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Jan 2015 187.39B USD -0.11%
US Real Retail Sales Jan 2015 165.89B USD -0.32%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Jan 2015 439.77B USD -0.79%
US Retail Sales Jan 2015 389.30B USD -0.99%
View complete index of all 34 indicators in this report

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2015, 8:35 AM EST    Next Release: Mar 25, 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 Jan 2015 211.14B USD 0.16%
US Capital Goods New Orders Jan 2015 87.31B USD 8.01%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Jan 2015 2.83% Chg Mnth -175.6%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Jan 2015 5.42% Chg Yr -8033%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Jan 2015 49.56B USD 0.68%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Jan 2015 22.12B USD 0.96%
US Durable Goods Inventories Jan 2015 412.50B USD 0.45%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jan 2015 236.15B USD 2.83%
US Durable Goods Shipments Jan 2015 245.15B USD -1.07%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Jan 2015 1.163T USD -0.18%
US Machinery Inventories Jan 2015 67.36B USD -0.30%
US Machinery New Orders Jan 2015 35.43B USD 1.92%
US Machinery Shipments Jan 2015 35.62B USD -1.51%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Jan 2015 117.87B USD -0.16%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Jan 2015 47.94B USD -2.86%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Jan 2015 134.35B USD 0.49%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Jan 2015 72.08B USD 9.10%
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: Feb 2, 2015, 10:01 AM EST    Next Release: Mar 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 Nov 2014 60.08B USD -1.94%
US Construction Spending Dec 2014 982.09B USD 0.36%
US Educational Construction Spending Nov 2014 79.16B USD -1.96%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Nov 2014 85.89B USD 0.34%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Nov 2014 59.47B USD -0.01%
US Power Construction Spending Nov 2014 97.78B USD 0.26%
US Private Construction Spending Nov 2014 59.68B USD -6.46%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Nov 2014 58.99B USD 0.14%
US Private Power Construction Spending Nov 2014 86.81B USD 2.38%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Nov 2014 352.67B USD 0.89%
US Public Construction Spending Nov 2014 277.27B USD -1.68%
US Public Power Construction Spending Nov 2014 10.98B USD -13.83%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Nov 2014 29.82B USD -1.11%
US Residential Construction Spending Nov 2014 358.01B USD 0.92%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Nov 2014 13.33B USD -1.58%
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: Feb 26, 2015, 11:06 AM EST    Next Release: Mar 5, 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 Dec 2014 211.29B USD 0.32%
US Capital Goods New Orders Dec 2014 82.01B USD -9.15%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Dec 2014 49.02B USD 0.37%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Dec 2014 21.95B USD -1.59%
US Durable Goods Inventories Dec 2014 410.50B USD 0.44%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jan 2015 236.15B USD 2.83%
US Durable Goods New Orders Dec 2014 230.62B USD -3.34%
US Durable Goods Shipments Dec 2014 247.41B USD 1.31%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Dec 2014 1.167T USD -0.80%
US Machinery Inventories Dec 2014 67.68B USD 0.14%
US Machinery New Orders Dec 2014 34.88B USD -3.16%
US Machinery Shipments Dec 2014 36.15B USD -1.02%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Dec 2014 118.20B USD -1.06%
US Manufacturing New Orders Dec 2014 471.45B USD -3.37%
US Manufacturing Shipments Dec 2014 488.24B USD -1.07%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Dec 2014 49.54B USD 2.97%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Dec 2014 133.91B USD 0.40%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Dec 2014 66.82B USD -9.12%
View complete index of all 759 indicators in this report

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Feb 12, 2015, 10:05 AM EST    Next Release: Mar 12, 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 Dec 2014 1.764T USD 0.08%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Dec 2014 1.33 1.53%
US Total Business Sales Dec 2014 1.331T USD -0.87%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Dec 2014 653.86B USD -0.31%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Dec 2014 1.32 -5.04%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Dec 2014 488.24B USD -1.07%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Dec 2014 562.88B USD 0.52%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Dec 2014 1.43 1.42%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Dec 2014 393.21B USD -1.14%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Dec 2014 547.65B USD 0.08%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Dec 2014 1.22 0.83%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Dec 2014 449.79B USD -0.41%
View complete index of all 24 indicators in this report

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2015, 10:03 AM EST    Next Release: Mar 10, 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 Dec 2014 547648.0 0.08%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Dec 2014 339320.0 0.16%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Dec 2014 208328.0 -0.06%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Dec 2014 1.22 0.83%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Dec 2014 1.57 -0.63%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Dec 2014 0.89 1.14%
US Wholesale Sales Dec 2014 449792.0 -0.41%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Dec 2014 216134.0 1.05%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Dec 2014 233658.0 -1.73%
View complete index of all 132 indicators in this report

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2015, 12:42 PM EST    Next Release: Mar 17, 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 Jan 2015 131.00K -22.02%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Jan 2015 140.00K -22.22%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Jan 2015 148.00K -8.64%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Jan 2015 61.00K 8.93%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Jan 2015 111.00K -3.48%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Jan 2015 121.00K 24.74%
Southern New Housing Permits Jan 2015 519.00K -8.14%
Southern US Housing Completed Jan 2015 523.00K 20.79%
Southern US Housing Starts Jan 2015 528.00K 6.45%
US Housing Completed Jan 2015 930.00K 1.31%
US Housing Starts Jan 2015 1.065M -2.02%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Jan 2015 678.00K -6.74%
US New Housing Permits Jan 2015 1.06M 0.00%
Western US Housing Completed Jan 2015 215.00K -17.62%
Western US Housing Starts Jan 2015 286.00K -3.38%
Western US New Housing Permits Jan 2015 272.00K 14.29%
View complete index of all 105 indicators in this report

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Feb 25, 2015, 10:02 AM EST    Next Release: Mar 24, 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 Q4 2014 285400.0 USD 5.82%
Midwestern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2014 310200.0 USD 0.19%
Northeastern Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2014 386400.0 USD -14.87%
Northeastern Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2014 687300.0 USD 13.25%
Southern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2014 271400.0 USD 7.19%
Southern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2014 320700.0 USD 7.94%
US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Jan 2015 348300.0 USD -8.03%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Jan 2015 294300.0 USD -2.58%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Jan 2015 5.40 Mo. 0.00%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Jan 2015 481.00K -0.21%
Western US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2014 343700.0 USD 4.95%
Western US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2014 420400.0 USD 6.92%
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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