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: Jan 12, 2018, 08:33 EST    Next Release: Feb 14, 2018, 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 Dec 2017 94.40B USD 0.17%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales Dec 2017 0.35% Chg Mnth -58.72%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) Dec 2017 0.38% Chg Mnth -71.57%
US Change in Retail Sales Dec 2017 5.62% Chg Yr -14.42%
US Change in Retail Sales Dec 2017 0.31% Chg Mnth -66.29%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Dec 2017 22.07B USD -0.33%
US Department Store Sales Dec 2017 12.61B USD -1.06%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Dec 2017 8.407B USD -0.19%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Dec 2017 10.03B USD 0.64%
US Gasoline Station Sales Dec 2017 40.50B USD 0.03%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Dec 2017 58.61B USD 0.13%
US Grocery Store Sales Dec 2017 54.69B USD 0.66%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Dec 2017 199.78B USD 0.20%
US Real Retail Sales Dec 2017 176.57B USD 0.16%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Dec 2017 495.38B USD 0.35%
US Retail Sales Dec 2017 437.83B USD 0.31%
US Retail Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Dec 2017 463.58B USD 14.43%

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2017, 08:33 EST    Next Release: Jan 26, 2018, 08:30 EST

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 2017 203.62B USD 0.16%
US Capital Goods New Orders Nov 2017 85.98B USD 2.85%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Nov 2017 1.30% Chg Mnth -657.1%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Nov 2017 5.86% Chg Yr -1.63K%
US Change in Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Nov 2017 0.27% Chg Mnth -81.25%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Nov 2017 45.26B USD 0.34%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Nov 2017 24.09B USD -0.35%
US Durable Goods Inventories Nov 2017 405.25B USD 0.23%
US Durable Goods New Orders Nov 2017 241.36B USD 1.30%
US Durable Goods Shipments Nov 2017 244.52B USD 0.99%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Nov 2017 1.137T USD 0.10%
US Machinery Inventories Nov 2017 69.93B USD 0.45%
US Machinery New Orders Nov 2017 32.59B USD -1.06%
US Machinery Shipments Nov 2017 32.63B USD 0.23%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Nov 2017 101.24B USD -0.04%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Nov 2017 56.23B USD 1.42%
US Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Nov 2017 66.67B USD 0.27%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Nov 2017 130.70B USD -0.15%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Nov 2017 80.94B USD 4.22%

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: Jan 3, 2018, 10:05 EST    Next Release: Feb 1, 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 Nov 2017 88.08B USD 1.20%
US Construction Spending Nov 2017 1.257T USD 0.80%
US Educational Construction Spending Nov 2017 99.58B USD 3.19%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Nov 2017 88.22B USD -0.77%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Nov 2017 60.96B USD -1.84%
US Power Construction Spending Nov 2017 97.34B USD -0.56%
US Private Construction Spending Nov 2017 81.29B USD -5.09%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Nov 2017 60.46B USD -1.63%
US Private Power Construction Spending Nov 2017 90.16B USD -1.06%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Nov 2017 530.84B USD 1.05%
US Public Construction Spending Nov 2017 292.65B USD 0.23%
US Public Power Construction Spending Nov 2017 7.183B USD 6.21%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Nov 2017 29.94B USD -2.09%
US Residential Construction Spending Nov 2017 537.77B USD 1.10%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Nov 2017 11.32B USD -2.80%

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2017, 10:00 EDT    Next Release: Jan 30, 2018, 10:00 EST

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 Q3 2017 63.90% 0.31%
US Home Vacancy Rate Q3 2017 1.60% 6.67%
US Household Formation Sep 2017 620.10K -24.72%
US Households Sep 2017 119.65M 0.44%
US Median Asking Home Sales Price Q3 2017 187300.0 USD 5.70%
US Median Asking Rent Q3 2017 912.00 USD 0.22%
US Rental Vacancy Rate Q3 2017 7.50% 2.74%

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: Jan 5, 2018, 10:04 EST    Next Release: Feb 2, 2018, 10:00 EST

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 Nov 2017 203.54B USD 0.10%
US Capital Goods New Orders Nov 2017 85.89B USD 2.74%
US Change in Manufacturing New Orders Nov 2017 1.35% Chg Mnth 271.5%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Nov 2017 45.41B USD 0.54%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Nov 2017 24.02B USD -0.47%
US Durable Goods Inventories Nov 2017 405.34B USD 0.23%
US Durable Goods New Orders Nov 2017 241.36B USD 1.30%
US Durable Goods New Orders Nov 2017 241.37B USD 1.28%
US Durable Goods Shipments Nov 2017 244.44B USD 0.94%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Nov 2017 1.137T USD 0.11%
US Machinery Inventories Nov 2017 69.76B USD 0.20%
US Machinery New Orders Nov 2017 32.65B USD -1.03%
US Machinery Shipments Nov 2017 32.44B USD -0.29%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Nov 2017 101.56B USD 0.20%
US Manufacturing New Orders Nov 2017 488.11B USD 1.35%
US Manufacturing Shipments Nov 2017 491.18B USD 1.18%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Nov 2017 56.06B USD 1.19%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Nov 2017 130.70B USD -0.16%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Nov 2017 80.78B USD 4.07%

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 10:01 EST    Next Release: Feb 14, 2018, 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 Nov 2017 1.895T USD 0.51%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Nov 2017 1.33 -1.48%
US Total Business Sales Nov 2017 1.420T USD 1.37%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Nov 2017 665.12B USD 0.54%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Nov 2017 1.38 2.99%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Nov 2017 491.18B USD 1.44%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Nov 2017 619.23B USD 0.08%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Nov 2017 1.42 -0.70%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Nov 2017 436.50B USD 1.03%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Nov 2017 611.03B USD 0.94%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Nov 2017 1.24 -0.80%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Nov 2017 492.38B USD 1.61%

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Jan 10, 2018, 10:02 EST    Next Release: Feb 9, 2018, 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 Nov 2017 611026.0 0.81%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Nov 2017 374736.0 0.51%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Nov 2017 236290.0 1.29%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Nov 2017 1.24 -0.80%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Nov 2017 1.57 -1.26%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Nov 2017 0.93 0.00
US Wholesale Sales Nov 2017 492385.0 1.49%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Nov 2017 238205.0 1.58%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Nov 2017 254180.0 1.41%

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2018, 08:33 EST    Next Release: Jan 25, 2018, 08:30 EST

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 Dec 2017 166.00K -5.68%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Dec 2017 178.00K -2.20%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Dec 2017 199.00K 8.74%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Dec 2017 112.00K -22.76%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Dec 2017 88.00K -4.35%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Dec 2017 163.00K 42.98%
Southern New Housing Permits Dec 2017 579.00K -11.06%
Southern US Housing Completed Dec 2017 601.00K -0.17%
Southern US Housing Starts Dec 2017 582.00K -14.16%
US Building Permits Dec 2017 1.302M -0.08%
US Change in Building Permits Dec 2017 -0.08% Chg Mnth -92.24%
US Housing Completed Dec 2017 1.177M 2.17%
US Housing Starts Dec 2017 1.192M -8.24%
US Housing Starts Dec 2017 -8.24% Chg Mnth -373.3%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Dec 2017 836.00K -11.81%
Western US Housing Completed Dec 2017 298.00K 30.13%
Western US Housing Starts Dec 2017 344.00K -0.86%
Western US New Housing Permits Dec 2017 361.00K 1.69%

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 09:38 EST    Next Release: Jan 25, 2018, 10:00 EST

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 2017 319300.0 USD -0.93%
Midwestern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2017 284900.0 USD -1.18%
Northeastern Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2017 556000.0 USD -4.71%
Northeastern Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2017 447800.0 USD -5.17%
Southern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2017 329600.0 USD -1.93%
Southern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2017 287300.0 USD 0.67%
US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Nov 2017 377100.0 USD -4.46%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Nov 2017 318700.0 USD -0.28%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Nov 2017 4.60 Mo. -14.81%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Nov 2017 733.00K 17.47%
Western US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2017 463600.0 USD 7.14%
Western US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2017 375100.0 USD -2.90%

Quarterly E-Commerce Report

Last Updated: Dec 12, 2017, 13:22 EST    Next Release: Feb 16, 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 Q3 2017 15.49% Chg Yr -3.15%
US E-Commerce Sales Q3 2017 115.34B USD 3.57%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q3 2017 9.10% 2.25%
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q3 2017 434.70B USD 3.69%
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