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.
http://www.census.gov

Advance Monthly Retail Trade Report

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2017, 08:33 EDT    Next Release: Jul 14, 2017, 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 May 2017 89.23B USD -0.19%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales May 2017 -0.25% Chg Mnth -159.3%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) May 2017 -0.26% Chg Mnth -163.3%
US Change in Retail Sales May 2017 4.02% Chg Yr -15.97%
US Change in Retail Sales May 2017 -0.28% Chg Mnth -154.2%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales May 2017 21.66B USD 0.35%
US Department Store Sales May 2017 12.51B USD -0.95%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales May 2017 8.087B USD -2.85%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales May 2017 9.549B USD 0.37%
US Gasoline Station Sales May 2017 36.92B USD -2.44%
US General Merchandise Store Sales May 2017 56.93B USD -0.30%
US Grocery Store Sales May 2017 53.24B USD 0.06%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales May 2017 194.31B USD -0.13%
US Real Retail Sales May 2017 171.29B USD -0.15%
US Retail and Food Services Sales May 2017 473.81B USD -0.25%
US Retail Sales May 2017 417.70B USD -0.28%
US Retail Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) May 2017 392.02B USD 5.78%

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Jun 26, 2017, 08:32 EDT    Next Release: Jul 27, 2017, 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 May 2017 199.26B USD 0.01%
US Capital Goods New Orders May 2017 77.50B USD -3.13%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders May 2017 -1.08% Chg Mnth 22.63%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders May 2017 -0.36% Chg Yr -83.76%
US Change in Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments May 2017 -0.24% Chg Mnth -522.5%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories May 2017 44.33B USD 0.30%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders May 2017 22.08B USD -0.22%
US Durable Goods Inventories May 2017 395.43B USD 0.16%
US Durable Goods New Orders May 2017 228.18B USD -1.08%
US Durable Goods Shipments May 2017 234.85B USD 0.78%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders May 2017 1.120T USD -0.20%
US Machinery Inventories May 2017 67.51B USD 0.11%
US Machinery New Orders May 2017 30.98B USD 0.63%
US Machinery Shipments May 2017 30.66B USD -0.27%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders May 2017 98.82B USD 0.33%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders May 2017 54.42B USD 1.17%
US Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments May 2017 62.50B USD -0.24%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories May 2017 129.53B USD -0.01%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders May 2017 75.41B USD -3.44%

Business Dynamics Statistics Report

Last Updated: Jan 1, 2017, 10:01 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 2014 6.721M 0.70%
US Active Firms 2014 5.058M 0.70%
US Employment 2014 119.10M 1.63%
US Establishment Birth Rate 2014 10.00 5.26%
US Establishment Births 2014 669917.0 5.98%
US Establishment Death Rate 2014 8.60 -2.27%
US Establishment Deaths 2014 576942.0 -1.36%
US Job Creation Births 2014 5.264M 7.42%
US Job Creation Continuers 2014 10.74M -0.12%
US Job Destruction 2014 13.30M 3.32%
US Job Destruction Continuers 2014 8.960M 3.18%
US Job Destruction Deaths 2014 4.342M 3.61%
US Jobs Created 2014 16.00M 2.24%
US Net Job Creation 2014 2.698M -2.74%
US Net Job Creation Rate 2014 2.30 -4.17%
US Reallocation Rate 2014 22.60 1.80%

Construction Spending Report

Last Updated: Jun 1, 2017, 10:01 EDT    Next Release: Jul 3, 2017, 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 Apr 2017 80.34B USD -0.15%
US Construction Spending Apr 2017 1.219T USD -1.38%
US Educational Construction Spending Apr 2017 90.81B USD -1.66%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Apr 2017 89.75B USD -3.78%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Apr 2017 68.47B USD -2.05%
US Power Construction Spending Apr 2017 94.21B USD -2.22%
US Private Construction Spending Apr 2017 77.14B USD 2.77%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Apr 2017 67.84B USD -1.94%
US Private Power Construction Spending Apr 2017 88.76B USD -1.44%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Apr 2017 516.65B USD -0.71%
US Public Construction Spending Apr 2017 275.25B USD -3.72%
US Public Power Construction Spending Apr 2017 5.449B USD -13.40%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Apr 2017 30.00B USD -2.03%
US Residential Construction Spending Apr 2017 522.22B USD -0.90%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Apr 2017 11.01B USD 2.45%

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2017, 16:53 EDT    Next Release:

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 Q1 2016 63.50% -0.47%
US Home Vacancy Rate Q4 2016 1.80% 0.00
US Household Formation Dec 2016 771.40K -9.59%
US Households Dec 2016 118.48M -0.15%
US Median Asking Home Sales Price Q1 2015 149500.0 USD -5.26%
US Median Asking Rent Q1 2015 799.00 USD 4.31%
US Rental Vacancy Rate Q4 2016 6.90% 1.47%

Manufactured Homes Survey Report

The Manufactured Housing Survey (MHS) is sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and collected by the Census Bureau, and provides data on shipments, prices and characteristics of new manufactured housing.

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

Last Updated: Jun 5, 2017, 10:00 EDT    Next Release: Jul 5, 2017, 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 Apr 2017 199.08B USD -0.29%
US Capital Goods New Orders Apr 2017 80.68B USD -1.13%
US Change in Manufacturing New Orders Apr 2017 -0.18% Chg Mnth -117.3%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Apr 2017 44.21B USD 0.24%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Apr 2017 22.26B USD 1.59%
US Durable Goods Inventories Apr 2017 394.57B USD 0.17%
US Durable Goods New Orders May 2017 228.18B USD -1.08%
US Durable Goods New Orders Apr 2017 231.01B USD -0.78%
US Durable Goods Shipments Apr 2017 232.81B USD -0.40%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Apr 2017 1.123T USD 0.22%
US Machinery Inventories Apr 2017 67.51B USD 0.25%
US Machinery New Orders Apr 2017 30.71B USD -0.73%
US Machinery Shipments Apr 2017 30.74B USD 0.24%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Apr 2017 98.43B USD -0.03%
US Manufacturing New Orders Apr 2017 469.03B USD -0.18%
US Manufacturing Shipments Apr 2017 470.83B USD 0.01%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Apr 2017 53.62B USD 0.18%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Apr 2017 129.25B USD -0.12%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Apr 2017 78.43B USD -1.36%

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2017, 10:00 EDT    Next Release: Jul 14, 2017, 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 Apr 2017 1.854T USD -0.22%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Apr 2017 1.37 0.00
US Total Business Sales Apr 2017 1.352T USD 0.01%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Apr 2017 649.70B USD 0.08%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Apr 2017 1.42 10.08%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Apr 2017 470.83B USD 0.01%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Apr 2017 613.54B USD -0.24%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Apr 2017 1.46 -1.35%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Apr 2017 418.86B USD 0.52%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Apr 2017 590.98B USD -0.53%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Apr 2017 1.28 0.00
US Total Wholesalers Sales Apr 2017 462.34B USD -0.44%

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Feb 9, 2017, 10:00 EST    Next Release: Mar 8, 2017, 10:00 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 Dec 2016 601147.0 0.99%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Dec 2016 360627.0 0.73%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Dec 2016 240520.0 1.38%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Dec 2016 1.29 -1.53%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Dec 2016 1.62 -1.82%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Dec 2016 0.99 -1.98%
US Wholesale Sales Dec 2016 464905.0 2.58%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Dec 2016 222288.0 2.37%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Dec 2016 242617.0 2.78%

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Jun 26, 2017, 08:01 EDT    Next Release: Jun 26, 2017, 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 Nov 2016 189.00K 1.61%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Nov 2016 175.00K -14.22%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Nov 2016 188.00K -8.74%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Nov 2016 123.00K 53.75%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Nov 2016 80.00K -52.10%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Nov 2016 110.00K 2.80%
Southern New Housing Permits Nov 2016 585.00K -2.82%
Southern US Housing Completed Nov 2016 699.00K 32.14%
Southern US Housing Starts Nov 2016 567.00K -9.28%
US Building Permits May 2017 1.168M -4.89%
US Change in Building Permits May 2017 -4.89% Chg Mnth 92.38%
US Housing Completed May 2017 1.164M 5.63%
US Housing Starts May 2017 1.092M -5.54%
US Housing Starts May 2017 -5.54% Chg Mnth 99.48%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit May 2017 794.00K -3.87%
Western US Housing Completed Nov 2016 205.00K -20.85%
Western US Housing Starts Nov 2016 268.00K -22.09%
Western US New Housing Permits Nov 2016 329.00K -4.64%

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Jun 23, 2017, 10:05 EDT    Next Release: Jul 26, 2017, 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 (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2016 280000.0 USD 2.94%
Midwestern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2016 310000.0 USD 3.58%
Northeastern Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2016 431300.0 USD -5.97%
Northeastern Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2016 667500.0 USD 18.88%
Southern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2016 274900.0 USD -2.76%
Southern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2016 309200.0 USD -3.71%
US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold May 2017 406400.0 USD 10.52%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold May 2017 345800.0 USD 11.48%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses May 2017 5.30 Mo. 0.00
US New Single Family Houses Sold May 2017 610.00K 2.87%
Western US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2016 369800.0 USD -4.25%
Western US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2016 450800.0 USD 0.90%

Quarterly E-Commerce Report

Last Updated: May 16, 2017, 10:07 EDT    Next Release: Aug 17, 2017, 10:00 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 Q1 2017 14.71% Chg Yr 3.54%
US E-Commerce Sales Q1 2017 105.74B USD 4.07%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q1 2017 8.50% 3.66%
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q1 2017 403.50B USD 3.48%
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