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: Sep 15, 2016, 09:01 EDT    Next Release:

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 Aug 2016 85.71B USD -0.96%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales Aug 2016 -0.29% Chg Mnth 480.9%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) Aug 2016 -0.14% Chg Mnth -62.31%
US Change in Retail Sales Aug 2016 1.59% Chg Yr -12.71%
US Change in Retail Sales Aug 2016 -0.45% Chg Mnth 478.3%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Aug 2016 21.32B USD 0.68%
US Department Store Sales Aug 2016 13.02B USD -0.58%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Aug 2016 8.511B USD 0.14%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Aug 2016 8.986B USD -0.69%
US Gasoline Station Sales Aug 2016 33.12B USD -0.77%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Aug 2016 55.91B USD 0.01%
US Grocery Store Sales Aug 2016 52.48B USD 0.45%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Aug 2016 189.89B USD -0.49%
US Real Retail Sales Aug 2016 166.89B USD -0.65%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Aug 2016 456.32B USD -0.29%
US Retail Sales Aug 2016 401.06B USD -0.45%
US Retail Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Aug 2016 308.20B USD -0.31%

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2016, 08:31 EDT    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 Aug 2016 190.38B USD -0.05%
US Capital Goods New Orders Aug 2016 78.82B USD -1.03%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2016 -0.04% Chg Mnth -101.1%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2016 -2.99% Chg Yr 263.7%
US Change in Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Aug 2016 -0.36% Chg Mnth -43.33%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Aug 2016 42.56B USD -0.01%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Aug 2016 24.42B USD -0.18%
US Durable Goods Inventories Aug 2016 383.72B USD 0.13%
US Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2016 226.94B USD -0.04%
US Durable Goods Shipments Aug 2016 231.72B USD -0.36%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Aug 2016 1.123T USD -0.13%
US Machinery Inventories Aug 2016 65.66B USD 0.47%
US Machinery New Orders Aug 2016 29.52B USD -0.53%
US Machinery Shipments Aug 2016 29.87B USD 0.48%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Aug 2016 92.42B USD -0.38%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Aug 2016 55.01B USD 0.75%
US Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Aug 2016 61.98B USD -0.36%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Aug 2016 123.60B USD -0.15%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Aug 2016 78.12B USD 0.61%

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%

Construction Spending Report

Last Updated: Sep 1, 2016, 10:00 EDT    Next Release: Oct 3, 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 Jul 2016 74.61B USD 0.67%
US Construction Spending Jul 2016 1.153T USD -0.03%
US Educational Construction Spending Jul 2016 82.86B USD -6.30%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Jul 2016 89.96B USD 0.16%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Jul 2016 75.81B USD 3.82%
US Power Construction Spending Jul 2016 97.84B USD -1.86%
US Private Construction Spending Jul 2016 78.46B USD 1.71%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Jul 2016 75.23B USD 3.93%
US Private Power Construction Spending Jul 2016 90.21B USD 1.11%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Jul 2016 445.46B USD 0.32%
US Public Construction Spending Jul 2016 278.19B USD -3.08%
US Public Power Construction Spending Jul 2016 7.632B USD -27.14%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Jul 2016 31.13B USD -0.12%
US Residential Construction Spending Jul 2016 451.74B USD 0.38%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Jul 2016 12.34B USD -0.22%

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2016, 20:13 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 Q1 2015 1.90% 0.00
US Household Formation Jun 2016 872.30K -27.07%
US Households Jun 2016 118.22M -0.13%
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 2016 7.00% 0.00

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

Last Updated: Sep 3, 2016, 11:50 EDT    Next Release: Oct 5, 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 Jul 2016 190.23B USD 0.26%
US Capital Goods New Orders Jul 2016 81.16B USD 12.83%
US Change in Manufacturing New Orders Jul 2016 1.89% Chg Mnth -207.7%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Jul 2016 42.48B USD -0.52%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Jul 2016 24.67B USD 3.37%
US Durable Goods Inventories Jul 2016 383.12B USD 0.37%
US Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2016 226.94B USD -0.04%
US Durable Goods New Orders Jul 2016 228.62B USD 4.37%
US Durable Goods Shipments Jul 2016 232.73B USD 0.12%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Jul 2016 1.126T USD -0.09%
US Machinery Inventories Jul 2016 65.30B USD -0.53%
US Machinery New Orders Jul 2016 29.81B USD 1.42%
US Machinery Shipments Jul 2016 29.70B USD -0.96%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Jul 2016 92.93B USD 0.11%
US Manufacturing New Orders Jul 2016 454.76B USD 1.89%
US Manufacturing Shipments Jul 2016 458.86B USD -0.19%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Jul 2016 54.72B USD -0.08%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Jul 2016 123.68B USD 0.44%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Jul 2016 78.90B USD 10.63%

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2016, 10:05 EDT    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 Jul 2016 1.813T USD -0.04%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Jul 2016 1.39 0.00
US Total Business Sales Jul 2016 1.304T USD -0.20%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Jul 2016 620.33B USD 0.14%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Jul 2016 1.43 13.49%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Jul 2016 458.86B USD -0.19%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Jul 2016 601.56B USD -0.29%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Jul 2016 1.49 -0.67%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Jul 2016 402.87B USD 0.07%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Jul 2016 591.26B USD 0.04%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Jul 2016 1.34 0.75%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Jul 2016 441.86B USD -0.45%

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2016, 19:21 EDT    Next Release: Oct 7, 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 Jul 2016 591261.0 0.04%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Jul 2016 355949.0 0.30%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Jul 2016 235312.0 -0.34%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Jul 2016 1.34 0.75%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Jul 2016 1.65 0.00
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Jul 2016 1.04 0.97%
US Wholesale Sales Jul 2016 441865.0 -0.45%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Jul 2016 215294.0 0.19%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Jul 2016 226571.0 -1.05%

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016, 08:36 EDT    Next Release:

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 Aug 2016 156.00K -11.86%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Aug 2016 171.00K 5.56%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Aug 2016 197.00K 4.23%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Aug 2016 120.00K 30.43%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Aug 2016 141.00K 7.63%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Aug 2016 103.00K 5.10%
Southern New Housing Permits Aug 2016 567.00K -3.41%
Southern US Housing Completed Aug 2016 549.00K 2.43%
Southern US Housing Starts Aug 2016 543.00K -14.76%
US Building Permits Aug 2016 1.139M 0.00
US Change in Building Permits Aug 2016 -0.44% Chg Mnth -44.00%
US Housing Completed Aug 2016 1.043M -3.43%
US Housing Starts Aug 2016 1.142M -5.70%
US Housing Starts Aug 2016 -5.70% Chg Mnth -370.3%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Aug 2016 722.00K -5.99%
Western US Housing Completed Aug 2016 218.00K -20.73%
Western US Housing Starts Aug 2016 287.00K 1.77%
Western US New Housing Permits Aug 2016 272.00K 0.74%

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Sep 30, 2016, 08:43 EDT    Next Release:

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 Q2 2016 262600.0 USD -4.99%
Midwestern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2016 291600.0 USD -6.09%
Northeastern Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2016 510600.0 USD 18.25%
Northeastern Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2016 579800.0 USD 17.82%
Southern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2016 276000.0 USD -4.56%
Southern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2016 312100.0 USD -8.96%
US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Aug 2016 353600.0 USD 0.45%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Aug 2016 284000.0 USD -3.10%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Aug 2016 4.60 Mo. 9.52%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Aug 2016 609.00K -7.59%
Western US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2016 393300.0 USD 7.52%
Western US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2016 454000.0 USD 6.10%

Quarterly E-Commerce Report

Last Updated: Aug 16, 2016, 10:28 EDT    Next Release: Nov 17, 2016, 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 Q2 2016 15.79% Chg Yr 1.97%
US E-Commerce Sales Q2 2016 97.25B USD 4.52%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q2 2016 8.10% 2.53%
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q2 2016 367.34B USD 3.75%
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