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: May 17, 2016, 08:36 EDT    Next Release: Jun 14, 2016, 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 Apr 2016 85.40B USD 3.50%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales Apr 2016 1.26% Chg Mnth -480.8%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) Apr 2016 0.77% Chg Mnth 87.42%
US Change in Retail Sales Apr 2016 2.71% Chg Yr 149.5%
US Change in Retail Sales Apr 2016 1.39% Chg Mnth -532.3%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Apr 2016 21.40B USD 0.99%
US Department Store Sales Apr 2016 13.32B USD 0.33%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Apr 2016 8.559B USD 0.46%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Apr 2016 9.03B USD 0.75%
US Gasoline Station Sales Apr 2016 32.64B USD 2.21%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Apr 2016 55.95B USD -0.03%
US Grocery Store Sales Apr 2016 52.24B USD 1.05%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Apr 2016 189.81B USD 0.85%
US Real Retail Sales Apr 2016 167.16B USD 0.97%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Apr 2016 453.44B USD 1.26%
US Retail Sales Apr 2016 399.32B USD 1.39%
US Retail Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Apr 2016 306.75B USD 0.85%
View complete index of all 38 indicators in this report

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Apr 26, 2016, 08:30 EDT    Next Release: May 26, 2016, 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 Mar 2016 196.66B USD 0.13%
US Capital Goods New Orders Mar 2016 83.22B USD 3.75%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Mar 2016 0.78% Chg Mnth -126.1%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Mar 2016 -2.56% Chg Yr 188.7%
US Change in Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Mar 2016 0.26% Chg Mnth -114.2%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Mar 2016 45.15B USD 0.13%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Mar 2016 25.12B USD -0.60%
US Durable Goods Inventories Mar 2016 394.12B USD 0.00%
US Durable Goods New Orders Mar 2016 230.65B USD 0.78%
US Durable Goods Shipments Mar 2016 236.98B USD -0.45%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Mar 2016 1.183T USD -0.11%
US Machinery Inventories Mar 2016 65.33B USD -0.04%
US Machinery New Orders Mar 2016 31.66B USD 0.51%
US Machinery Shipments Mar 2016 32.23B USD 0.47%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Mar 2016 107.72B USD -0.52%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Mar 2016 52.25B USD -2.96%
US Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Mar 2016 66.77B USD 0.26%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Mar 2016 131.29B USD -0.23%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Mar 2016 75.95B USD 2.93%
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: May 2, 2016, 10:02 EDT    Next Release: Jun 1, 2016, 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 Mar 2016 73.77B USD 1.17%
US Construction Spending Mar 2016 1.137T USD 0.34%
US Educational Construction Spending Mar 2016 88.73B USD -0.59%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Mar 2016 97.62B USD 0.47%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Mar 2016 79.90B USD 2.04%
US Power Construction Spending Mar 2016 86.94B USD -3.18%
US Private Construction Spending Mar 2016 65.88B USD 11.71%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Mar 2016 79.33B USD 2.22%
US Private Power Construction Spending Mar 2016 78.34B USD -1.81%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Mar 2016 435.48B USD 1.55%
US Public Construction Spending Mar 2016 295.16B USD -1.89%
US Public Power Construction Spending Mar 2016 8.603B USD -14.12%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Mar 2016 30.17B USD -7.63%
US Residential Construction Spending Mar 2016 441.77B USD 1.49%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Mar 2016 12.19B USD -1.61%
View complete index of all 98 indicators in this report

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: May 1, 2016, 01:15 EDT    Next Release: Jul 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 Mar 2016 1.284M 1.88%
US Households Mar 2016 117.40M -0.10%
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: May 4, 2016, 10:01 EDT    Next Release: Jun 3, 2016, 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 Mar 2016 196.68B USD 0.16%
US Capital Goods New Orders Mar 2016 83.30B USD 3.86%
US Change in Manufacturing New Orders Mar 2016 1.11% Chg Mnth -159.7%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Mar 2016 45.10B USD 0.08%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Mar 2016 25.11B USD -0.65%
US Durable Goods Inventories Mar 2016 394.24B USD 0.04%
US Durable Goods New Orders Mar 2016 230.65B USD 0.78%
US Durable Goods New Orders Mar 2016 230.58B USD 0.76%
US Durable Goods Shipments Mar 2016 236.88B USD -0.47%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Mar 2016 1.183T USD -0.10%
US Machinery Inventories Mar 2016 65.36B USD 0.04%
US Machinery New Orders Mar 2016 31.63B USD 0.55%
US Machinery Shipments Mar 2016 32.19B USD 0.50%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Mar 2016 107.73B USD -0.51%
US Manufacturing New Orders Mar 2016 458.38B USD 1.11%
US Manufacturing Shipments Mar 2016 464.67B USD 0.47%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Mar 2016 52.13B USD -3.13%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Mar 2016 131.56B USD -0.07%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Mar 2016 75.84B USD 2.79%
View complete index of all 760 indicators in this report

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: May 13, 2016, 14:51 EDT    Next Release: Jun 14, 2016, 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 Mar 2016 1.819T USD 0.44%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Mar 2016 1.41 0.00%
US Total Business Sales Mar 2016 1.289T USD 0.31%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Mar 2016 635.07B USD 0.17%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Mar 2016 1.28 -10.49%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Mar 2016 464.67B USD 0.47%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Mar 2016 599.92B USD 1.05%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Mar 2016 1.52 1.33%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Mar 2016 393.86B USD -0.32%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Mar 2016 583.58B USD 0.12%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Mar 2016 1.36 0.00%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Mar 2016 430.67B USD 0.73%
View complete index of all 26 indicators in this report

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: May 10, 2016, 10:01 EDT    Next Release: Jun 9, 2016, 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 Mar 2016 583582.0 0.12%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Mar 2016 354132.0 -0.11%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Mar 2016 229450.0 0.47%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Mar 2016 1.36 0.00%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Mar 2016 1.68 0.00%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Mar 2016 1.04 -1.89%
US Wholesale Sales Mar 2016 430671.0 0.73%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Mar 2016 211015.0 -0.22%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Mar 2016 219656.0 1.65%
View complete index of all 132 indicators in this report

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: May 17, 2016, 08:30 EDT    Next Release: Jun 17, 2016, 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 Apr 2016 141.00K -18.02%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Apr 2016 187.00K 22.22%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Apr 2016 189.00K 3.28%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Apr 2016 88.00K -17.76%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Apr 2016 134.00K -7.59%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Apr 2016 104.00K 2.97%
Southern New Housing Permits Apr 2016 558.00K 3.33%
Southern US Housing Completed Apr 2016 506.00K -7.83%
Southern US Housing Starts Apr 2016 616.00K 14.07%
US Building Permits Apr 2016 1.116M 3.62%
US Change in Building Permits Apr 2016 3.62% Chg Mnth -149.5%
US Housing Completed Apr 2016 933.00K -10.97%
US Housing Starts Apr 2016 1.172M 6.64%
US Housing Starts Apr 2016 6.64% Chg Mnth -170.7%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Apr 2016 778.00K 3.32%
Western US Housing Completed Apr 2016 198.00K -10.00%
Western US Housing Starts Apr 2016 235.00K -9.96%
Western US New Housing Permits Apr 2016 265.00K 4.74%
View complete index of all 107 indicators in this report

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: May 1, 2016, 16:07 EDT    Next Release: May 24, 2016, 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 2016 263000.0 USD -8.14%
Midwestern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2016 297900.0 USD -6.53%
Northeastern Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2016 417300.0 USD -13.30%
Northeastern Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2016 485800.0 USD -23.05%
Southern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2016 271100.0 USD -4.71%
Southern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2016 324400.0 USD -2.96%
US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Mar 2016 356200.0 USD 4.12%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Mar 2016 288000.0 USD -3.16%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Mar 2016 5.80 Mo. 3.57%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Mar 2016 511.00K -1.54%
Western US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2016 337500.0 USD -8.69%
Western US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2016 417000.0 USD -4.25%
View complete index of all 91 indicators in this report

Quarterly E-Commerce Report

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2016, 10:02 EST    Next Release: May 17, 2016, 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 2015 14.70% Chg Yr -0.03%
US E-Commerce Sales Q4 2015 89.08B USD 2.12%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q4 2015 7.50% 1.35%
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q4 2015 340.77B USD 3.47%
View complete index of all 4 indicators in this report
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