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: Aug 19, 2015, 08:34 EDT    Next Release: Sep 15, 2015, 08:30 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 2015 85.32B USD 1.42%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) Jul 2015 0.35% Chg Mnth -8.78%
US Change in Retail Sales Jul 2015 1.61% Chg Yr 64.91%
US Change in Retail Sales Jul 2015 0.56% Chg Mnth -948.6%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Jul 2015 21.41B USD 0.40%
US Department Store Sales Jul 2015 13.77B USD -0.76%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Jul 2015 8.61B USD -1.16%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Jul 2015 8.666B USD 0.81%
US Gasoline Station Sales Jul 2015 38.43B USD 0.38%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Jul 2015 56.07B USD -0.50%
US Grocery Store Sales Jul 2015 50.50B USD -0.04%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Jul 2015 187.52B USD 0.44%
US Real Retail Sales Jul 2015 165.56B USD 0.43%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Jul 2015 446.48B USD 0.57%
US Retail Sales Jul 2015 394.20B USD 0.56%
View complete index of all 37 indicators in this report

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2015, 08:31 EDT    Next Release: Sep 24, 2015, 08:30 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 2015 200.26B USD 0.21%
US Capital Goods New Orders Jul 2015 93.34B USD 3.19%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Jul 2015 1.95% Chg Mnth -51.80%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Jul 2015 -19.60% Chg Yr 741.5%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Jul 2015 46.27B USD 0.42%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Jul 2015 25.50B USD 1.95%
US Durable Goods Inventories Jul 2015 402.11B USD -0.02%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jul 2015 241.11B USD 1.95%
US Durable Goods Shipments Jul 2015 243.17B USD 0.96%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Jul 2015 1.197T USD 0.19%
US Machinery Inventories Jul 2015 66.79B USD -0.14%
US Machinery New Orders Jul 2015 33.12B USD 1.49%
US Machinery Shipments Jul 2015 33.83B USD -0.24%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Jul 2015 111.67B USD -0.63%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Jul 2015 53.25B USD 3.96%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Jul 2015 131.84B USD -0.00%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Jul 2015 83.23B USD 4.72%
View complete index of all 154 indicators in this report

Business Dynamics Statistics Report

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2014, 20:07 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: Aug 3, 2015, 10:00 EDT    Next Release: Sep 1, 2015, 10:00 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 May 2015 66.52B USD -1.66%
US Construction Spending Jun 2015 1.065T USD 0.10%
US Educational Construction Spending May 2015 81.51B USD -0.85%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending May 2015 85.58B USD 2.19%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending May 2015 90.32B USD 6.25%
US Power Construction Spending May 2015 86.42B USD 0.04%
US Private Construction Spending May 2015 64.33B USD 5.68%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending May 2015 89.68B USD 6.24%
US Private Power Construction Spending May 2015 78.09B USD 0.06%
US Private Residential Construction Spending May 2015 359.51B USD 0.30%
US Public Construction Spending May 2015 283.41B USD 0.69%
US Public Power Construction Spending May 2015 8.332B USD -0.20%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending May 2015 31.10B USD -1.32%
US Residential Construction Spending May 2015 366.13B USD 0.31%
US Water Supply Construction Spending May 2015 13.12B USD 0.90%
View complete index of all 98 indicators in this report

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Jul 28, 2015, 10:00 EDT    Next Release: Oct 27, 2015, 10:00 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 2015 63.40% -0.47%
US Home Vacancy Rate Q2 2015 1.80% -5.26%
US Household Formation Jun 2015 2.246M 18.13%
US Households Jun 2015 117.34M 0.14%
US Median Asking Home Sales Price Q2 2015 156300.0 USD 4.55%
US Median Asking Rent Q2 2015 803.00 USD 0.50%
US Rental Vacancy Rate Q2 2015 6.80% -4.23%
View complete index of all 64 indicators in this report

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

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2015, 10:02 EDT    Next Release: Sep 2, 2015, 10:00 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 2015 200.04B USD 0.97%
US Capital Goods New Orders Jun 2015 89.27B USD 8.27%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Jun 2015 46.17B USD 0.67%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Jun 2015 24.73B USD -0.35%
US Durable Goods Inventories Jun 2015 403.01B USD 0.64%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jul 2015 241.11B USD 1.95%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jun 2015 234.94B USD 3.37%
US Durable Goods Shipments Jun 2015 239.97B USD 0.49%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Jun 2015 1.195T USD 0.00%
US Machinery Inventories Jun 2015 67.07B USD 0.19%
US Machinery New Orders Jun 2015 32.37B USD 1.46%
US Machinery Shipments Jun 2015 33.54B USD 0.34%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Jun 2015 112.49B USD -1.03%
US Manufacturing New Orders Jun 2015 478.50B USD 1.84%
US Manufacturing Shipments Jun 2015 483.53B USD 0.45%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Jun 2015 50.82B USD 0.04%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Jun 2015 131.84B USD 1.24%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Jun 2015 78.49B USD 9.31%
View complete index of all 759 indicators in this report

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2015, 10:01 EDT    Next Release: Sep 15, 2015, 10:00 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 2015 1.812T USD 0.79%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Jun 2015 1.37 0.74%
US Total Business Sales Jun 2015 1.325T USD 0.19%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Jun 2015 653.56B USD 0.55%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Jun 2015 1.27 -5.22%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Jun 2015 483.53B USD 0.45%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Jun 2015 572.74B USD 0.93%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Jun 2015 1.46 0.69%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Jun 2015 392.01B USD -0.07%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Jun 2015 586.16B USD 0.94%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Jun 2015 1.30 0.78%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Jun 2015 449.92B USD 0.13%
View complete index of all 26 indicators in this report

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2015, 10:03 EDT    Next Release: Sep 10, 2015, 10:00 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 2015 586156.0 0.94%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Jun 2015 359889.0 0.11%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Jun 2015 226267.0 2.28%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Jun 2015 1.30 0.78%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Jun 2015 1.68 1.20%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Jun 2015 0.96 1.05%
US Wholesale Sales Jun 2015 449920.0 0.13%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Jun 2015 214402.0 -1.05%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Jun 2015 235518.0 1.23%
View complete index of all 132 indicators in this report

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2015, 08:31 EDT    Next Release: Sep 17, 2015, 08:30 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 2015 166.00K 12.16%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Jul 2015 179.00K 20.13%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Jul 2015 170.00K -2.30%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Jul 2015 98.00K 36.11%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Jul 2015 161.00K -27.48%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Jul 2015 114.00K -59.86%
Southern New Housing Permits Jul 2015 576.00K -1.71%
Southern US Housing Completed Jul 2015 514.00K -2.65%
Southern US Housing Starts Jul 2015 589.00K 7.68%
US Building Permits Jul 2015 1.13M -15.48%
US Change in Building Permits Jul 2015 -15.48% Chg Mnth -322.4%
US Housing Completed Jul 2015 987.00K 2.39%
US Housing Starts Jul 2015 1.206M 0.17%
US Housing Starts Jul 2015 0.17% Chg Mnth -98.65%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Jul 2015 782.00K 12.84%
Western US Housing Completed Jul 2015 209.00K -3.24%
Western US Housing Starts Jul 2015 277.00K -3.15%
Western US New Housing Permits Jul 2015 270.00K -7.85%
View complete index of all 107 indicators in this report

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Aug 28, 2015, 08:42 EDT    Next Release: Sep 24, 2015, 10:00 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 2015 265000.0 USD -6.82%
Midwestern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2015 317100.0 USD -2.58%
Northeastern Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2015 406100.0 USD -15.41%
Northeastern Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2015 490000.0 USD -27.27%
Southern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2015 257100.0 USD -4.92%
Southern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2015 300300.0 USD -5.39%
US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Jul 2015 361600.0 USD 13.14%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Jul 2015 285900.0 USD 3.03%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Jul 2015 5.20 Mo. -1.89%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Jul 2015 507.00K 5.41%
Western US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2015 341700.0 USD -4.87%
Western US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2015 383600.0 USD -10.75%
View complete index of all 91 indicators in this report

Quarterly E-Commerce Report

Last Updated: Aug 17, 2015, 10:02 EDT    Next Release: Nov 17, 2015, 10:00 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 2015 14.11% Chg Yr -4.39%
US E-Commerce Sales Q2 2015 83.86B USD 4.24%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q2 2015 7.20% 2.86%
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q2 2015 318.04B USD 3.37%
View complete index of all 4 indicators in this report
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