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: Oct 13, 2017, 08:32 EDT    Next Release: Nov 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 Sep 2017 92.49B USD 3.59%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales Sep 2017 1.56% Chg Mnth -2.82K%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) Sep 2017 1.05% Chg Mnth 119.0%
US Change in Retail Sales Sep 2017 4.69% Chg Yr 26.60%
US Change in Retail Sales Sep 2017 1.66% Chg Mnth -1.96K%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Sep 2017 21.74B USD 0.40%
US Department Store Sales Sep 2017 12.60B USD -0.40%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Sep 2017 7.735B USD -1.11%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Sep 2017 9.569B USD -0.45%
US Gasoline Station Sales Sep 2017 39.41B USD 5.83%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Sep 2017 57.90B USD 0.32%
US Grocery Store Sales Sep 2017 53.94B USD 1.00%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Sep 2017 196.41B USD 1.00%
US Real Retail Sales Sep 2017 173.25B USD 1.10%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Sep 2017 483.90B USD 1.56%
US Retail Sales Sep 2017 426.85B USD 1.66%
US Retail Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Sep 2017 369.52B USD -4.39%

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2017, 08:32 EDT    Next Release: Oct 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 Aug 2017 201.77B USD 0.49%
US Capital Goods New Orders Aug 2017 81.62B USD 2.63%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2017 1.70% Chg Mnth -124.6%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2017 2.30% Chg Yr 177.0%
US Change in Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Aug 2017 0.72% Chg Mnth -31.98%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Aug 2017 44.83B USD 0.53%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Aug 2017 22.82B USD 1.27%
US Durable Goods Inventories Aug 2017 400.55B USD 0.35%
US Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2017 232.80B USD 1.70%
US Durable Goods Shipments Aug 2017 237.20B USD 0.29%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Aug 2017 1.132T USD 0.01%
US Machinery Inventories Aug 2017 69.02B USD 0.82%
US Machinery New Orders Aug 2017 31.86B USD 0.25%
US Machinery Shipments Aug 2017 31.43B USD 1.11%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Aug 2017 101.10B USD 0.43%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Aug 2017 53.89B USD 1.48%
US Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Aug 2017 64.43B USD 0.72%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Aug 2017 129.77B USD -0.04%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Aug 2017 77.37B USD 4.88%

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: Oct 2, 2017, 10:02 EDT    Next Release: Jan 3, 2018, 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 Aug 2017 85.43B USD -0.10%
US Construction Spending Aug 2017 1.218T USD 0.50%
US Educational Construction Spending Aug 2017 86.50B USD 3.45%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Aug 2017 82.22B USD -1.25%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Aug 2017 61.39B USD -4.19%
US Power Construction Spending Aug 2017 101.07B USD 0.52%
US Private Construction Spending Aug 2017 85.87B USD -0.26%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Aug 2017 60.75B USD -4.28%
US Private Power Construction Spending Aug 2017 95.09B USD 0.53%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Aug 2017 520.91B USD 0.45%
US Public Construction Spending Aug 2017 263.49B USD 0.67%
US Public Power Construction Spending Aug 2017 5.982B USD 0.34%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Aug 2017 27.19B USD 0.81%
US Residential Construction Spending Aug 2017 526.54B USD 0.45%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Aug 2017 11.36B USD 2.45%

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Aug 25, 2017, 16:10 EDT    Next Release: Oct 31, 2017, 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 Q2 2017 63.70% 0.16%
US Home Vacancy Rate Q2 2017 1.50% -11.76%
US Household Formation Jun 2017 170.00K -79.62%
US Households Jun 2017 118.38M -0.69%
US Median Asking Home Sales Price Q2 2017 177200.0 USD 0.17%
US Median Asking Rent Q2 2017 910.00 USD 5.32%
US Rental Vacancy Rate Q2 2017 7.30% 4.29%

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: Oct 5, 2017, 10:01 EDT    Next Release: Nov 3, 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 Aug 2017 201.88B USD 0.51%
US Capital Goods New Orders Aug 2017 81.86B USD 2.79%
US Change in Manufacturing New Orders Aug 2017 1.17% Chg Mnth -135.4%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Aug 2017 44.89B USD 0.58%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Aug 2017 22.77B USD 0.98%
US Durable Goods Inventories Aug 2017 400.79B USD 0.37%
US Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2017 232.80B USD 1.70%
US Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2017 233.52B USD 1.98%
US Durable Goods Shipments Aug 2017 237.78B USD 0.54%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Aug 2017 1.133T USD 0.02%
US Machinery Inventories Aug 2017 69.11B USD 0.89%
US Machinery New Orders Aug 2017 31.96B USD 0.35%
US Machinery Shipments Aug 2017 31.57B USD 1.74%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Aug 2017 101.19B USD 0.39%
US Manufacturing New Orders Aug 2017 471.68B USD 1.17%
US Manufacturing Shipments Aug 2017 475.94B USD 0.46%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Aug 2017 54.04B USD 1.76%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Aug 2017 129.74B USD -0.05%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Aug 2017 77.54B USD 5.07%

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 10:00 EDT    Next Release: Nov 15, 2017, 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 Aug 2017 1.889T USD 0.70%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Aug 2017 1.38 0.00
US Total Business Sales Aug 2017 1.369T USD 0.71%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Aug 2017 655.56B USD 0.45%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Aug 2017 1.32 -9.59%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Aug 2017 475.94B USD 0.46%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Aug 2017 625.35B USD 0.73%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Aug 2017 1.49 0.68%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Aug 2017 419.88B USD -0.09%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Aug 2017 608.08B USD 0.95%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Aug 2017 1.28 -0.78%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Aug 2017 473.38B USD 1.70%

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: Oct 18, 2017, 08:32 EDT    Next Release: Oct 26, 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 Sep 2017 1.215M -4.48%
US Change in Building Permits Sep 2017 -4.48% Chg Mnth -231.2%
US Housing Completed Sep 2017 1.109M 1.09%
US Housing Starts Sep 2017 1.127M -4.73%
US Housing Starts Sep 2017 -4.73% Chg Mnth 2.70K%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Sep 2017 829.00K -4.60%
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: Sep 29, 2017, 08:34 EDT    Next Release: Oct 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 Aug 2017 368100.0 USD -0.86%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Aug 2017 300200.0 USD -6.16%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Aug 2017 6.10 Mo. 7.02%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Aug 2017 560.00K -3.45%
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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