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: Mar 15, 2017, 08:32 EDT    Next Release: Apr 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 Feb 2017 90.55B USD -0.06%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales Feb 2017 0.08% Chg Mnth -87.50%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) Feb 2017 0.15% Chg Mnth -86.88%
US Change in Retail Sales Feb 2017 5.94% Chg Yr -0.46%
US Change in Retail Sales Feb 2017 0.10% Chg Mnth -79.85%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Feb 2017 21.66B USD -0.46%
US Department Store Sales Sep 2016 12.80B USD -0.70%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Feb 2017 8.008B USD -2.84%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Feb 2017 9.339B USD 0.70%
US Gasoline Station Sales Feb 2017 36.78B USD -0.64%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Feb 2017 56.22B USD -0.22%
US Grocery Store Sales Feb 2017 53.00B USD -0.00%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Feb 2017 193.90B USD -0.04%
US Real Retail Sales Feb 2017 170.90B USD -0.02%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Feb 2017 473.99B USD 0.08%
US Retail Sales Feb 2017 417.78B USD 0.10%
US Retail Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Dec 2016 314.94B USD 0.33%

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Mar 24, 2017, 08:32 EDT    Next Release: Apr 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 Nov 2016 190.93B USD 0.12%
US Capital Goods New Orders Nov 2016 78.64B USD -13.59%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2017 1.67% Chg Mnth -27.52%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2017 2.85% Chg Yr -253.0%
US Change in Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Feb 2017 1.00% Chg Mnth -468.6%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Nov 2016 42.48B USD 0.12%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Nov 2016 24.19B USD 0.41%
US Durable Goods Inventories Nov 2016 384.02B USD 0.15%
US Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2017 235.39B USD 1.67%
US Durable Goods Shipments Jan 2017 238.35B USD -0.09%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Nov 2016 1.127T USD -0.20%
US Machinery Inventories Nov 2016 65.68B USD 0.32%
US Machinery New Orders Nov 2016 30.15B USD 1.30%
US Machinery Shipments Nov 2016 30.11B USD 0.49%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Nov 2016 92.20B USD 0.03%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Nov 2016 55.37B USD 0.77%
US Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Feb 2017 64.29B USD 1.00%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Nov 2016 124.09B USD 0.25%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Nov 2016 76.65B USD -13.23%

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: Mar 1, 2017, 10:00 EST    Next Release: Apr 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 Jan 2017 79.92B USD -0.90%
US Construction Spending Jan 2017 1.180T USD -0.99%
US Educational Construction Spending Jan 2017 89.73B USD -2.51%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Jan 2017 87.00B USD -3.17%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Jan 2017 70.06B USD 0.51%
US Power Construction Spending Jan 2017 96.99B USD 1.55%
US Private Construction Spending Jan 2017 64.71B USD -9.14%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Jan 2017 69.46B USD 0.58%
US Private Power Construction Spending Jan 2017 89.85B USD 1.36%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Jan 2017 476.40B USD 0.51%
US Public Construction Spending Jan 2017 268.69B USD -4.98%
US Public Power Construction Spending Jan 2017 7.14B USD 3.95%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Jan 2017 27.87B USD -8.08%
US Residential Construction Spending Jan 2017 481.89B USD 0.29%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Jan 2017 10.55B USD -11.62%

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%

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

Last Updated: Mar 6, 2017, 10:00 EST    Next Release: Apr 4, 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 Jan 2017 191.51B USD 0.02%
US Capital Goods New Orders Jan 2017 79.44B USD 4.41%
US Change in Manufacturing New Orders Jan 2017 1.18% Chg Mnth -8.72%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Jan 2017 42.89B USD 0.88%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Jan 2017 24.63B USD -1.88%
US Durable Goods Inventories Jan 2017 384.10B USD 0.07%
US Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2017 235.39B USD 1.67%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jan 2017 230.70B USD 1.97%
US Durable Goods Shipments Jan 2017 238.82B USD 0.04%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Jan 2017 1.114T USD -0.36%
US Machinery Inventories Jan 2017 66.19B USD -0.17%
US Machinery New Orders Jan 2017 31.40B USD 0.88%
US Machinery Shipments Jan 2017 30.80B USD -1.19%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Jan 2017 93.34B USD 0.65%
US Manufacturing New Orders Jan 2017 470.20B USD 1.18%
US Manufacturing Shipments Jan 2017 478.32B USD 0.23%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Jan 2017 56.86B USD 0.32%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Jan 2017 122.67B USD -0.50%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Jan 2017 76.54B USD 6.19%

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2017, 10:01 EDT    Next Release: Apr 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 Jan 2017 1.841T USD 0.29%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Jan 2017 1.35 0.00
US Total Business Sales Jan 2017 1.359T USD 0.20%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Jan 2017 627.89B USD 0.17%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Jan 2017 1.43 10.00%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Jan 2017 478.32B USD 0.23%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Jan 2017 613.49B USD 0.84%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Jan 2017 1.47 0.68%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Jan 2017 417.36B USD 0.49%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Jan 2017 600.03B USD -0.15%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Jan 2017 1.29 0.00
US Total Wholesalers Sales Jan 2017 463.65B USD -0.10%

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: Mar 24, 2017, 08:01 EDT    Next Release: Mar 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 Feb 2017 1.216M -5.96%
US Change in Building Permits Feb 2017 -5.96% Chg Mnth -212.5%
US Housing Completed Feb 2017 1.114M 5.39%
US Housing Starts Feb 2017 1.288M 2.96%
US Housing Starts Feb 2017 2.96% Chg Mnth -257.1%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Feb 2017 872.00K 6.47%
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: Mar 23, 2017, 10:01 EDT    Next Release: Apr 25, 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 Feb 2017 390400.0 USD 9.88%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Feb 2017 296200.0 USD -3.89%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Feb 2017 5.40 Mo. -3.57%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Feb 2017 592.00K 6.09%
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: Feb 17, 2017, 10:03 EST    Next Release: May 16, 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 Q4 2016 14.35% Chg Yr -4.95%
US E-Commerce Sales Q4 2016 102.67B USD 1.92%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q4 2016 8.30% 0.00
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q4 2016 393.85B USD 3.38%
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