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: Aug 15, 2017, 08:32 EDT    Next Release: Sep 15, 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 Jul 2017 92.57B USD 1.12%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales Jul 2017 0.60% Chg Mnth 128.7%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) Jul 2017 0.45% Chg Mnth 399.3%
US Change in Retail Sales Jul 2017 4.33% Chg Yr 26.73%
US Change in Retail Sales Jul 2017 0.64% Chg Mnth 154.3%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Jul 2017 21.69B USD -0.17%
US Department Store Sales Jul 2017 12.64B USD 0.97%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Jul 2017 8.092B USD -0.53%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Jul 2017 9.675B USD 0.40%
US Gasoline Station Sales Jul 2017 35.82B USD -0.36%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Jul 2017 57.28B USD 0.10%
US Grocery Store Sales Jul 2017 53.00B USD 0.30%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Jul 2017 196.22B USD 0.50%
US Real Retail Sales Jul 2017 172.97B USD 0.54%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Jul 2017 478.87B USD 0.60%
US Retail Sales Jul 2017 422.13B USD 0.64%
US Retail Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Jul 2017 375.76B USD -1.32%

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Jul 27, 2017, 08:32 EDT    Next Release: Aug 25, 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 Jun 2017 200.07B USD 0.53%
US Capital Goods New Orders Jun 2017 94.35B USD 18.99%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Jun 2017 6.45% Chg Mnth 293.2K%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Jun 2017 11.75% Chg Yr 1.51K%
US Change in Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Jun 2017 0.15% Chg Mnth -68.57%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Jun 2017 44.39B USD 0.18%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Jun 2017 22.01B USD -0.29%
US Durable Goods Inventories Jun 2017 396.99B USD 0.41%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jun 2017 245.57B USD 6.45%
US Durable Goods Shipments Jun 2017 236.03B USD -0.05%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Jun 2017 1.136T USD 1.27%
US Machinery Inventories Jun 2017 68.29B USD 1.15%
US Machinery New Orders Jun 2017 31.62B USD 0.20%
US Machinery Shipments Jun 2017 30.93B USD -0.04%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Jun 2017 99.84B USD 0.70%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Jun 2017 54.32B USD -0.65%
US Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Jun 2017 63.05B USD 0.15%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Jun 2017 129.08B USD -0.11%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Jun 2017 91.62B USD 18.99%

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: Aug 1, 2017, 10:00 EDT    Next Release: Sep 1, 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 Jun 2017 84.98B USD -1.24%
US Construction Spending Jun 2017 1.206T USD -1.30%
US Educational Construction Spending Jun 2017 86.77B USD -4.33%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Jun 2017 82.73B USD -6.44%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Jun 2017 68.55B USD -1.77%
US Power Construction Spending Jun 2017 99.09B USD -1.17%
US Private Construction Spending Jun 2017 84.21B USD 4.43%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Jun 2017 67.70B USD -1.86%
US Private Power Construction Spending Jun 2017 93.60B USD -0.76%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Jun 2017 502.89B USD -0.21%
US Public Construction Spending Jun 2017 265.07B USD -5.44%
US Public Power Construction Spending Jun 2017 5.493B USD -7.57%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Jun 2017 28.51B USD -2.47%
US Residential Construction Spending Jun 2017 508.80B USD -0.28%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Jun 2017 11.32B USD -3.69%

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: Aug 3, 2017, 10:00 EDT    Next Release: Sep 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 Jun 2017 200.42B USD 0.67%
US Capital Goods New Orders Jun 2017 94.44B USD 19.04%
US Change in Manufacturing New Orders Jun 2017 3.00% Chg Mnth -1.02K%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Jun 2017 44.44B USD 0.33%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Jun 2017 22.03B USD -0.15%
US Durable Goods Inventories Jun 2017 397.39B USD 0.47%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jun 2017 245.57B USD 6.45%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jun 2017 245.80B USD 6.42%
US Durable Goods Shipments Jun 2017 236.25B USD -0.04%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Jun 2017 1.136T USD 1.27%
US Machinery Inventories Jun 2017 68.43B USD 1.29%
US Machinery New Orders Jun 2017 31.76B USD 0.39%
US Machinery Shipments Jun 2017 30.92B USD 0.01%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Jun 2017 100.10B USD 0.85%
US Manufacturing New Orders Jun 2017 481.08B USD 3.00%
US Manufacturing Shipments Jun 2017 471.54B USD -0.19%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Jun 2017 54.37B USD -0.57%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Jun 2017 129.09B USD -0.11%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Jun 2017 91.68B USD 19.03%

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2017, 10:00 EDT    Next Release: Sep 15, 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 Jun 2017 1.869T USD 0.48%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Jun 2017 1.38 0.73%
US Total Business Sales Jun 2017 1.357T USD 0.26%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Jun 2017 649.09B USD 0.16%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Jun 2017 1.29 -3.73%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Jun 2017 471.54B USD -0.19%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Jun 2017 620.81B USD 0.58%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Jun 2017 1.48 0.00
US Total Retail Trade Sales Jun 2017 419.44B USD 0.25%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Jun 2017 599.39B USD 0.71%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Jun 2017 1.29 0.00
US Total Wholesalers Sales Jun 2017 465.80B USD 0.72%

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: Aug 16, 2017, 08:32 EDT    Next Release: Aug 24, 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 Jul 2017 1.223M -4.08%
US Change in Building Permits Jul 2017 -4.08% Chg Mnth -144.5%
US Housing Completed Jul 2017 1.175M -6.15%
US Housing Starts Jul 2017 1.155M -4.78%
US Housing Starts Jul 2017 -4.78% Chg Mnth -164.3%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Jul 2017 856.00K -0.47%
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: Aug 1, 2017, 08:43 EDT    Next Release: Aug 23, 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 Jun 2017 379500.0 USD -0.50%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Jun 2017 310800.0 USD -4.16%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Jun 2017 5.40 Mo. 1.89%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Jun 2017 610.00K 0.83%
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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