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 13, 2017, 08:32 EST    Next Release: Feb 15, 2017, 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 2016 91.31B USD 2.36%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales Dec 2016 0.63% Chg Mnth 245.2%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) Dec 2016 0.16% Chg Mnth -42.34%
US Change in Retail Sales Dec 2016 4.31% Chg Yr 17.87%
US Change in Retail Sales Dec 2016 0.82% Chg Mnth 1.94K%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Dec 2016 21.41B USD 0.05%
US Department Store Sales Sep 2016 12.80B USD -0.70%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Dec 2016 8.251B USD -0.46%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Dec 2016 9.235B USD 0.49%
US Gasoline Station Sales Dec 2016 35.86B USD 1.99%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Dec 2016 55.08B USD -0.49%
US Grocery Store Sales Dec 2016 52.94B USD -0.02%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Nov 2016 192.35B USD -0.02%
US Real Retail Sales Nov 2016 169.30B USD -0.16%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Dec 2016 469.09B USD 0.63%
US Retail Sales Dec 2016 413.64B USD 0.82%
US Retail Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Sep 2016 309.54B USD 0.45%

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 15:58 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 Nov 2016 78.64B USD -13.59%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Nov 2016 -4.60% Chg Mnth -197.4%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Nov 2016 -3.91% Chg Yr -2.09K%
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 Nov 2016 228.17B USD -4.60%
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: 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: Jan 3, 2017, 10:01 EST    Next Release: Feb 1, 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 Nov 2016 76.08B USD 0.29%
US Construction Spending Nov 2016 1.182T USD 0.91%
US Educational Construction Spending Nov 2016 92.40B USD 2.52%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Nov 2016 94.82B USD 1.13%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Nov 2016 73.20B USD -1.10%
US Power Construction Spending Nov 2016 92.64B USD 0.62%
US Private Construction Spending Nov 2016 75.18B USD -5.17%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Nov 2016 72.71B USD -1.12%
US Private Power Construction Spending Nov 2016 85.29B USD 0.50%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Nov 2016 462.91B USD 1.04%
US Public Construction Spending Nov 2016 289.28B USD 0.76%
US Public Power Construction Spending Nov 2016 7.359B USD 2.04%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Nov 2016 29.58B USD -2.17%
US Residential Construction Spending Nov 2016 469.67B USD 1.03%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Nov 2016 12.02B USD -0.26%

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 Nov 2016 228.17B USD -4.60%
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: Dec 23, 2016, 08:02 EST    Next Release: Dec 23, 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 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 Nov 2016 1.212M -3.81%
US Change in Building Permits Nov 2016 -3.81% Chg Mnth -233.3%
US Housing Completed Nov 2016 1.216M 15.37%
US Housing Starts Nov 2016 1.09M -18.66%
US Housing Starts Nov 2016 -18.66% Chg Mnth -168.1%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Nov 2016 828.00K -4.06%
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: Dec 23, 2016, 10:10 EST    Next Release: Jan 26, 2017, 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 Nov 2016 359900.0 USD 1.47%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Nov 2016 305400.0 USD 0.89%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Nov 2016 5.10 Mo. -1.92%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Nov 2016 592.00K 5.15%
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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