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: Nov 17, 2016, 09:05 EST    Next Release: Dec 14, 2016, 08:30 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 Oct 2016 89.57B USD 1.12%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales Oct 2016 0.82% Chg Mnth -13.96%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) Oct 2016 0.76% Chg Mnth 6.42%
US Change in Retail Sales Oct 2016 4.30% Chg Yr 49.30%
US Change in Retail Sales Oct 2016 1.04% Chg Mnth 4.42%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Oct 2016 21.55B USD 0.56%
US Department Store Sales Sep 2016 12.80B USD -0.70%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Oct 2016 8.342B USD 0.20%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Oct 2016 9.11B USD -0.89%
US Gasoline Station Sales Oct 2016 34.82B USD 2.20%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Oct 2016 55.01B USD 0.41%
US Grocery Store Sales Oct 2016 53.21B USD 0.75%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Oct 2016 192.64B USD 0.47%
US Real Retail Sales Oct 2016 169.89B USD 0.68%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Oct 2016 465.91B USD 0.82%
US Retail Sales Oct 2016 410.90B USD 1.04%
US Retail Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Sep 2016 309.54B USD 0.45%

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2016, 08:32 EST    Next Release:

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 Oct 2016 190.78B USD -0.12%
US Capital Goods New Orders Oct 2016 90.98B USD 11.99%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Oct 2016 4.81% Chg Mnth 1.23K%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Oct 2016 0.28% Chg Yr -117.7%
US Change in Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Oct 2016 0.17% Chg Mnth -62.63%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Oct 2016 42.50B USD 0.05%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Oct 2016 24.29B USD 0.92%
US Durable Goods Inventories Oct 2016 383.70B USD 0.02%
US Durable Goods New Orders Oct 2016 239.37B USD 4.81%
US Durable Goods Shipments Oct 2016 234.64B USD 0.10%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Oct 2016 1.129T USD 0.73%
US Machinery Inventories Oct 2016 65.45B USD -0.53%
US Machinery New Orders Oct 2016 30.04B USD 0.15%
US Machinery Shipments Oct 2016 30.24B USD 0.71%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Oct 2016 92.33B USD -0.21%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Oct 2016 55.24B USD -0.59%
US Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Oct 2016 62.61B USD 0.17%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Oct 2016 123.82B USD 0.17%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Oct 2016 88.15B USD 12.04%

Business Dynamics Statistics Report

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2016, 08:33 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 2014 6.721M 0.70%
US Active Firms 2013 5.055M 0.70%
US Employment 2013 117.26M 1.88%
US Establishment Birth Rate 2013 10.20 -0.97%
US Establishment Births 2013 677708.0 -0.45%
US Establishment Death Rate 2013 9.00 -7.22%
US Establishment Deaths 2013 600794.0 -6.24%
US Job Creation Births 2013 5.275M 2.30%
US Job Creation Continuers 2013 10.75M -4.96%
US Job Destruction 2013 13.28M -2.90%
US Job Destruction Continuers 2013 8.840M -1.59%
US Job Destruction Deaths 2013 4.439M -5.41%
US Jobs Created 2013 16.03M -2.69%
US Net Job Creation 2013 2.747M -1.64%
US Net Job Creation Rate 2013 2.30 -8.00%
US Reallocation Rate 2013 23.00 -4.17%

Construction Spending Report

Last Updated: Dec 1, 2016, 10:00 EST    Next Release: Jan 3, 2017, 10:00 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 Oct 2016 74.07B USD -0.28%
US Construction Spending Oct 2016 1.173T USD 0.53%
US Educational Construction Spending Oct 2016 92.42B USD 2.34%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Oct 2016 91.73B USD 1.91%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Oct 2016 73.88B USD -2.75%
US Power Construction Spending Oct 2016 92.38B USD -3.83%
US Private Construction Spending Oct 2016 79.64B USD -0.49%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Oct 2016 73.36B USD -2.42%
US Private Power Construction Spending Oct 2016 84.99B USD -4.26%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Oct 2016 466.24B USD 1.63%
US Public Construction Spending Oct 2016 286.79B USD 2.75%
US Public Power Construction Spending Oct 2016 7.39B USD 1.39%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Oct 2016 29.74B USD 1.10%
US Residential Construction Spending Oct 2016 472.93B USD 1.76%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Oct 2016 11.88B USD 0.84%

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Nov 7, 2016, 16:41 EST    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 Q1 2015 1.90% 0.00
US Household Formation Sep 2016 1.278M 13.26%
US Households Sep 2016 119.03M 0.62%
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 Q3 2016 6.80% 1.49%

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

Last Updated: Dec 6, 2016, 10:00 EST    Next Release:

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 Oct 2016 190.66B USD -0.15%
US Capital Goods New Orders Oct 2016 90.76B USD 11.87%
US Change in Manufacturing New Orders Oct 2016 2.74% Chg Mnth 336.1%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Oct 2016 42.48B USD 0.01%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Oct 2016 24.27B USD 0.80%
US Durable Goods Inventories Oct 2016 383.67B USD 0.01%
US Durable Goods New Orders Oct 2016 239.37B USD 4.81%
US Durable Goods New Orders Oct 2016 238.76B USD 4.63%
US Durable Goods Shipments Oct 2016 234.06B USD -0.13%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Oct 2016 1.128T USD 0.73%
US Machinery Inventories Oct 2016 65.42B USD -0.52%
US Machinery New Orders Oct 2016 29.88B USD -0.02%
US Machinery Shipments Oct 2016 30.07B USD 0.01%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Oct 2016 92.18B USD -0.21%
US Manufacturing New Orders Oct 2016 469.42B USD 2.74%
US Manufacturing Shipments Oct 2016 464.72B USD 0.36%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Oct 2016 55.20B USD -0.62%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Oct 2016 123.84B USD 0.17%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Oct 2016 88.09B USD 11.96%

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2016, 18:44 EST    Next Release:

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 Sep 2016 1.819T USD 0.10%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Sep 2016 1.38 -0.72%
US Total Business Sales Sep 2016 1.315T USD 0.67%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Sep 2016 621.35B USD -0.03%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Sep 2016 1.28 -1.54%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Sep 2016 463.01B USD 0.85%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Sep 2016 607.20B USD 0.22%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Sep 2016 1.49 -0.67%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Sep 2016 406.69B USD 0.99%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Sep 2016 590.18B USD 0.12%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Sep 2016 1.33 0.00
US Total Wholesalers Sales Sep 2016 444.94B USD 0.18%

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2016, 18:42 EST    Next Release:

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 Sep 2016 590176.0 0.12%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Sep 2016 354860.0 -0.36%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Sep 2016 235316.0 0.86%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Sep 2016 1.33 0.00
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Sep 2016 1.66 -0.60%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Sep 2016 1.02 0.99%
US Wholesale Sales Sep 2016 444945.0 0.18%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Sep 2016 213667.0 0.23%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Sep 2016 231278.0 0.14%

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2016, 08:02 EST    Next Release: Dec 16, 2016, 08:30 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 Oct 2016 187.00K 54.55%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Oct 2016 219.00K 44.08%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Oct 2016 206.00K 13.19%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Oct 2016 78.00K -19.59%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Oct 2016 139.00K 44.79%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Oct 2016 107.00K -19.55%
Southern New Housing Permits Oct 2016 602.00K 2.03%
Southern US Housing Completed Oct 2016 536.00K 2.10%
Southern US Housing Starts Oct 2016 620.00K 17.87%
US Building Permits Oct 2016 1.26M 2.86%
US Change in Building Permits Oct 2016 2.86% Chg Mnth -54.91%
US Housing Completed Oct 2016 1.055M 5.50%
US Housing Starts Oct 2016 1.323M 25.52%
US Housing Starts Oct 2016 25.52% Chg Mnth -370.1%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Oct 2016 869.00K 10.70%
Western US Housing Completed Oct 2016 254.00K -1.17%
Western US Housing Starts Oct 2016 345.00K 23.21%
Western US New Housing Permits Oct 2016 345.00K 7.81%

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2016, 08:35 EST    Next Release: Dec 23, 2016, 10:00 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 (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 Oct 2016 354900.0 USD -2.53%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Oct 2016 304500.0 USD -3.06%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Oct 2016 5.20 Mo. 4.00%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Oct 2016 563.00K -1.92%
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: Nov 17, 2016, 10:02 EST    Next Release: Feb 17, 2017, 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 Q3 2016 15.68% Chg Yr -1.79%
US E-Commerce Sales Q3 2016 101.25B USD 3.96%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q3 2016 8.40% 3.70%
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q3 2016 381.14B USD 3.73%
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