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: Aug 15, 2018, 08:33 EDT    Next Release: Sep 14, 2018, 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 Jul 2018 95.55B USD 0.19%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales Jul 2018 0.51% Chg Mnth 159.8%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) Jul 2018 0.59% Chg Mnth 182.1%
US Change in Retail Sales Jul 2018 5.97% Chg Yr 3.55%
US Change in Retail Sales Jul 2018 0.41% Chg Mnth 13.95K%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Jul 2018 23.25B USD 1.30%
US Department Store Sales Jul 2018 12.57B USD 1.20%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Jul 2018 8.302B USD 0.14%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Jul 2018 10.14B USD -0.49%
US Gasoline Station Sales Jul 2018 43.57B USD 0.84%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Jul 2018 59.50B USD 0.69%
US Grocery Store Sales Jul 2018 55.56B USD 0.80%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Jul 2018 201.97B USD 0.34%
US Real Retail Sales Jul 2018 177.47B USD 0.24%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Jul 2018 507.53B USD 0.51%
US Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Jul 2018 404.44B USD 0.59%
US Retail Sales Jul 2018 445.96B USD 0.41%
US Retail Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Jul 2018 401.31B USD -0.65%

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Jul 26, 2018, 08:30 EDT    Next Release: Aug 24, 2018, 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 Jun 2018 197.71B USD -0.65%
US Capital Goods New Orders Jun 2018 90.53B USD 0.21%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Jun 2018 1.00% Chg Mnth
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Jun 2018 3.23% Chg Yr -66.03%
US Change in Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Jun 2018 1.04% Chg Mnth 370.1%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Jun 2018 43.49B USD 0.42%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Jun 2018 23.24B USD 0.64%
US Durable Goods Inventories Jun 2018 402.84B USD -0.11%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jun 2018 251.88B USD 1.00%
US Durable Goods Shipments Jun 2018 251.60B USD 1.67%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Jun 2018 1.165T USD 0.38%
US Machinery Inventories Jun 2018 68.15B USD 0.38%
US Machinery New Orders Jun 2018 33.08B USD 0.17%
US Machinery Shipments Jun 2018 32.82B USD 0.70%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Jun 2018 104.42B USD 0.25%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Jun 2018 57.87B USD 4.45%
US Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Jun 2018 68.09B USD 1.04%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Jun 2018 126.90B USD -1.43%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Jun 2018 87.70B USD 2.20%

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: Aug 1, 2018, 10:00 EDT    Next Release: Sep 4, 2018, 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 Jun 2018 90.99B USD -1.91%
US Construction Spending Jun 2018 1.317T USD -1.12%
US Educational Construction Spending Jun 2018 87.86B USD -9.31%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Jun 2018 94.09B USD -1.29%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Jun 2018 60.64B USD 1.07%
US Power Construction Spending Jun 2018 103.49B USD -0.89%
US Private Construction Spending Jun 2018 90.58B USD 1.90%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Jun 2018 60.19B USD 1.16%
US Private Power Construction Spending Jun 2018 97.16B USD -0.28%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Jun 2018 568.30B USD -0.46%
US Public Construction Spending Jun 2018 297.44B USD -3.51%
US Public Power Construction Spending Jun 2018 6.33B USD -9.47%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Jun 2018 34.07B USD -0.81%
US Residential Construction Spending Jun 2018 574.82B USD -0.50%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Jun 2018 14.20B USD -0.58%

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Jul 26, 2018, 10:02 EDT    Next Release: Oct 30, 2018, 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 2018 64.30% 0.16%
US Home Vacancy Rate Q2 2018 1.50% 0.00%
US Household Formation Jun 2018 2.94M 39.20%
US Households Jun 2018 121.32M 0.01%
US Median Asking Home Sales Price Q2 2018 196800.0 USD 0.05%
US Median Asking Rent Q2 2018 951.00 USD -0.31%
US Rental Vacancy Rate Q1 2018 7.00% 1.45%

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

Last Updated: Aug 2, 2018, 10:01 EDT    Next Release: Sep 6, 2018, 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 Jun 2018 197.70B USD -0.69%
US Capital Goods New Orders Jun 2018 90.23B USD -0.09%
US Change in Manufacturing New Orders Jun 2018 0.67% Chg Mnth 65.84%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Jun 2018 43.49B USD 0.41%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Jun 2018 23.27B USD 0.78%
US Durable Goods Inventories Jun 2018 402.95B USD -0.11%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jun 2018 251.88B USD 1.00%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jun 2018 251.47B USD 0.84%
US Durable Goods Shipments Jun 2018 251.14B USD 1.50%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Jun 2018 1.165T USD 0.38%
US Machinery Inventories Jun 2018 68.26B USD 0.41%
US Machinery New Orders Jun 2018 32.97B USD -0.05%
US Machinery Shipments Jun 2018 32.77B USD 0.57%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Jun 2018 104.32B USD 0.19%
US Manufacturing New Orders Jun 2018 501.72B USD 0.67%
US Manufacturing Shipments Jun 2018 501.38B USD 0.99%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Jun 2018 57.85B USD 4.32%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Jun 2018 126.85B USD -1.44%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Jun 2018 87.69B USD 2.12%

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2018, 10:03 EDT    Next Release: Sep 14, 2018, 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 Jun 2018 1.937T USD 0.08%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Jun 2018 1.33 -0.75%
US Total Business Sales Jun 2018 1.452T USD 0.32%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Jun 2018 669.27B USD 0.10%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Jun 2018 1.26 -3.82%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Jun 2018 501.38B USD 0.99%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Jun 2018 635.51B USD 0.08%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Jun 2018 1.43 0.00%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Jun 2018 444.15B USD 0.00%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Jun 2018 632.40B USD 0.07%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Jun 2018 1.25 0.00%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Jun 2018 506.66B USD -0.06%

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Aug 9, 2018, 10:04 EDT    Next Release: Sep 11, 2018, 10:00 EDT

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 Jun 2018 632402.0 0.07%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Jun 2018 383704.0 0.77%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Jun 2018 248698.0 -0.99%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Jun 2018 1.25 0.00%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Jun 2018 1.58 0.64%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Jun 2018 0.94 -1.05%
US Wholesale Sales Jun 2018 506658.0 -0.06%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Jun 2018 243332.0 0.18%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Jun 2018 263326.0 -0.28%

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Aug 16, 2018, 08:34 EDT    Next Release: Aug 23, 2018, 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 Jul 2018 184.00K 7.60%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Jul 2018 173.00K 11.61%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Jul 2018 183.00K 5.78%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Jul 2018 126.00K 65.79%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Jul 2018 97.00K -3.96%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Jul 2018 126.00K 5.88%
Southern New Housing Permits Jul 2018 668.00K -0.30%
Southern US Housing Completed Jul 2018 565.00K -5.99%
Southern US Housing Starts Jul 2018 636.00K 10.42%
US Building Permits Jul 2018 1.311M 1.47%
US Change in Building Permits Jul 2018 1.47% Chg Mnth
US Change in Housing Starts Jul 2018 0.86% Chg Mnth
US Housing Completed Jul 2018 1.188M -1.74%
US Housing Starts Jul 2018 1.168M 0.86%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Jul 2018 862.00K 0.94%
US Housing Starts: 5 Units or More Jul 2018 303.00K 3.06%
US Housing Under Construction Jul 2018 1.122M 0.09%
Western US Housing Completed Jul 2018 313.00K -13.30%
Western US Housing Starts Jul 2018 262.00K -19.63%
Western US New Housing Permits Jul 2018 334.00K 1.21%

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Jul 31, 2018, 08:34 EDT    Next Release: Aug 23, 2018, 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 Q1 2018 312600.0 USD -3.16%
Midwestern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2018 276800.0 USD -4.95%
Northeastern Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2018 596500.0 USD 15.92%
Northeastern Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2018 458100.0 USD 4.71%
Southern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2018 318600.0 USD -3.43%
Southern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2018 276500.0 USD -6.52%
US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Jun 2018 363300.0 USD -0.49%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Jun 2018 302100.0 USD -2.45%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Jun 2018 5.70 Mo. 7.55%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Jun 2018 57.00K -9.52%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Jun 2018 631.00K -5.26%
Western US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2018 482700.0 USD 5.67%
Western US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2018 424100.0 USD 3.95%

Quarterly E-Commerce Report

Last Updated: Aug 17, 2018, 10:51 EDT    Next Release: Nov 19, 2018, 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 Q1 2018 16.35% Chg Yr -1.38%
US E-Commerce Sales Q1 2018 122.62B USD 3.73%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q1 2018 9.40% 3.30%
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q1 2018 465.50B USD 3.84%
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