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: Jan 20, 2016, 08:34 EST    Next Release: Feb 12, 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 Dec 2015 87.29B USD 0.12%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales Dec 2015 -0.11% Chg Mnth -129.8%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) Dec 2015 -0.14% Chg Mnth -142.3%
US Change in Retail Sales Dec 2015 1.62% Chg Yr 79.03%
US Change in Retail Sales Dec 2015 -0.24% Chg Mnth -182.9%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Dec 2015 21.17B USD -0.88%
US Department Store Sales Dec 2015 13.72B USD 0.26%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Dec 2015 8.521B USD -0.23%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Dec 2015 8.937B USD 0.95%
US Gasoline Station Sales Dec 2015 33.87B USD -1.15%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Dec 2015 55.98B USD -0.95%
US Grocery Store Sales Dec 2015 50.88B USD -0.15%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Dec 2015 188.39B USD 0.00%
US Real Retail Sales Dec 2015 165.82B USD -0.13%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Dec 2015 448.09B USD -0.11%
US Retail Sales Dec 2015 394.39B USD -0.24%
US Retail Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Dec 2015 299.83B USD -0.32%
View complete index of all 38 indicators in this report

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2016, 08:32 EST    Next Release: Feb 25, 2016, 08:30 EST

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 Dec 2015 197.28B USD 0.62%
US Capital Goods New Orders Dec 2015 73.69B USD -18.03%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Dec 2015 -5.06% Chg Mnth 863.1%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Dec 2015 -1.84% Chg Yr 262.1%
US Change in Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Dec 2015 -0.17% Chg Mnth -83.75%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Dec 2015 44.89B USD 0.18%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Dec 2015 25.18B USD -2.05%
US Durable Goods Inventories Dec 2015 397.89B USD 0.52%
US Durable Goods New Orders Dec 2015 225.42B USD -5.06%
US Durable Goods Shipments Dec 2015 235.78B USD -2.25%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Dec 2015 1.188T USD -0.47%
US Machinery Inventories Dec 2015 66.44B USD 0.68%
US Machinery New Orders Dec 2015 30.44B USD -5.65%
US Machinery Shipments Dec 2015 32.70B USD 0.82%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Dec 2015 108.67B USD -2.04%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Dec 2015 51.90B USD -0.39%
US Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Dec 2015 68.30B USD -0.17%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Dec 2015 131.80B USD 1.38%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Dec 2015 71.30B USD -12.42%
View complete index of all 155 indicators in this report

Business Dynamics Statistics Report

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2016, 15:56 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 2013 6.704M 0.56%
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%
View complete index of all 1092 indicators in this report

Construction Spending Report

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2016, 19:48 EST    Next Release: Mar 1, 2016, 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 Dec 2015 68.76B USD -0.59%
US Construction Spending Dec 2015 1.117T USD 0.05%
US Educational Construction Spending Dec 2015 88.04B USD -0.81%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Dec 2015 95.84B USD 9.58%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Dec 2015 79.11B USD -7.15%
US Power Construction Spending Dec 2015 86.28B USD -0.25%
US Private Construction Spending Dec 2015 64.93B USD -6.71%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Dec 2015 78.44B USD -7.28%
US Private Power Construction Spending Dec 2015 76.67B USD 0.22%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Dec 2015 429.61B USD 0.90%
US Public Construction Spending Dec 2015 292.54B USD 1.88%
US Public Power Construction Spending Dec 2015 9.611B USD -3.84%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Dec 2015 31.11B USD -0.42%
US Residential Construction Spending Dec 2015 435.35B USD 0.71%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Dec 2015 12.93B USD -2.89%
View complete index of all 98 indicators in this report

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2016, 10:02 EST    Next Release: Apr 28, 2016, 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 Q1 2015 63.70% -0.47%
US Home Vacancy Rate Q1 2015 1.90% 0.00%
US Household Formation Dec 2015 880.00K -21.92%
US Households Dec 2015 117.71M -0.08%
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 Q1 2015 7.10% 1.43%
View complete index of all 64 indicators in this report

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

Last Updated: Feb 4, 2016, 10:01 EST    Next Release: Mar 3, 2016, 10:00 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 2015 197.12B USD 0.57%
US Capital Goods New Orders Dec 2015 73.64B USD -18.17%
US Change in Manufacturing New Orders Dec 2015 -2.88% Chg Mnth 321.8%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Dec 2015 44.86B USD 0.08%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Dec 2015 25.33B USD -1.77%
US Durable Goods Inventories Dec 2015 397.60B USD 0.49%
US Durable Goods New Orders Dec 2015 225.42B USD -5.06%
US Durable Goods New Orders Dec 2015 225.59B USD -4.97%
US Durable Goods Shipments Dec 2015 236.12B USD -2.10%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Dec 2015 1.187T USD -0.48%
US Machinery Inventories Dec 2015 66.39B USD 0.67%
US Machinery New Orders Dec 2015 30.43B USD -5.57%
US Machinery Shipments Dec 2015 32.66B USD 0.99%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Dec 2015 108.77B USD -2.00%
US Manufacturing New Orders Dec 2015 456.49B USD -2.88%
US Manufacturing Shipments Dec 2015 467.02B USD -1.44%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Dec 2015 51.95B USD -0.29%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Dec 2015 131.74B USD 1.34%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Dec 2015 71.16B USD -12.59%
View complete index of all 760 indicators in this report

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Jan 15, 2016, 10:02 EST    Next Release: Feb 12, 2016, 10:00 EST

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 Nov 2015 1.810T USD -0.15%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Nov 2015 1.38 0.00%
US Total Business Sales Nov 2015 1.313T USD -0.20%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Nov 2015 641.31B USD -0.26%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Nov 2015 1.40 5.26%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Nov 2015 475.31B USD 0.20%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Nov 2015 585.55B USD 0.16%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Nov 2015 1.48 0.00%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Nov 2015 395.34B USD 0.29%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Nov 2015 582.91B USD -0.35%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Nov 2015 1.32 0.76%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Nov 2015 442.80B USD -1.04%
View complete index of all 26 indicators in this report

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Feb 9, 2016, 10:01 EST    Next Release: Mar 9, 2016, 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 2015 581979.0 -0.14%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Dec 2015 354733.0 -0.31%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Dec 2015 227246.0 0.12%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Dec 2015 1.32 0.00%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Dec 2015 1.64 -0.61%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Dec 2015 1.02 2.00%
US Wholesale Sales Dec 2015 440020.0 -0.33%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Dec 2015 216309.0 0.31%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Dec 2015 223711.0 -0.95%
View complete index of all 132 indicators in this report

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2016, 09:47 EST    Next Release: Feb 17, 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 Dec 2015 153.00K 56.12%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Dec 2015 148.00K -12.43%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Dec 2015 162.00K -20.59%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Dec 2015 86.00K -18.87%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Dec 2015 163.00K 24.43%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Dec 2015 202.00K 56.59%
Southern New Housing Permits Dec 2015 575.00K -8.73%
Southern US Housing Completed Dec 2015 485.00K -2.41%
Southern US Housing Starts Dec 2015 583.00K -3.32%
US Building Permits Dec 2015 1.204M -6.08%
US Change in Building Permits Dec 2015 -6.08% Chg Mnth -158.4%
US Housing Completed Dec 2015 1.013M 5.63%
US Housing Starts Dec 2015 1.149M -2.54%
US Housing Starts Dec 2015 -2.54% Chg Mnth -125.2%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Dec 2015 768.00K -3.27%
Western US Housing Completed Dec 2015 289.00K 12.02%
Western US Housing Starts Dec 2015 255.00K -7.61%
Western US New Housing Permits Dec 2015 265.00K -16.93%
View complete index of all 107 indicators in this report

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Feb 1, 2016, 08:44 EST    Next Release: Feb 24, 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 Q4 2015 269500.0 USD -7.26%
Midwestern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2015 299900.0 USD -4.67%
Northeastern Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2015 452200.0 USD 23.62%
Northeastern Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2015 604300.0 USD 16.71%
Southern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2015 273800.0 USD -1.69%
Southern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2015 320300.0 USD 1.49%
US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Dec 2015 346400.0 USD -4.89%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Dec 2015 288900.0 USD -2.73%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Dec 2015 5.20 Mo. -7.14%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Dec 2015 544.00K 10.79%
Western US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2015 357800.0 USD 3.83%
Western US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2015 416500.0 USD -1.84%
View complete index of all 91 indicators in this report

Quarterly E-Commerce Report

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2015, 10:15 EST    Next Release: Feb 17, 2016, 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 2015 15.08% Chg Yr 5.26%
US E-Commerce Sales Q3 2015 87.51B USD 4.15%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q3 2015 7.40% 2.78%
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q3 2015 329.54B USD 3.61%
View complete index of all 4 indicators in this report
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