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: Nov 15, 2018, 08:33 EST    Next Release: Dec 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 Oct 2018 95.32B USD 1.20%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales Oct 2018 0.76% Chg Mnth
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) Oct 2018 0.67% Chg Mnth
US Change in Retail Sales Oct 2018 4.35% Chg Yr 13.25%
US Change in Retail Sales Oct 2018 0.89% Chg Mnth 483.5%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Oct 2018 23.06B USD 0.54%
US Department Store Sales Oct 2018 12.49B USD 1.26%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Oct 2018 8.267B USD 0.72%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Oct 2018 10.17B USD -0.26%
US Gasoline Station Sales Oct 2018 45.56B USD 3.52%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Oct 2018 60.38B USD 0.51%
US Grocery Store Sales Oct 2018 55.55B USD 0.16%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Oct 2018 202.31B USD 0.43%
US Real Retail Sales Oct 2018 178.41B USD 0.56%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Oct 2018 511.49B USD 0.76%
US Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Oct 2018 408.44B USD 0.67%
US Retail Sales Oct 2018 451.06B USD 0.89%
US Retail Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Oct 2018 404.91B USD 5.19%

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2018, 08:32 EST    Next Release: Dec 21, 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 Oct 2018 202.85B USD 0.04%
US Capital Goods New Orders Oct 2018 86.80B USD -6.03%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Oct 2018 -4.42% Chg Mnth
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Oct 2018 6.65% Chg Yr -4.93%
US Change in Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Oct 2018 0.32% Chg Mnth
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Oct 2018 43.07B USD -0.99%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Oct 2018 23.79B USD 1.60%
US Durable Goods Inventories Oct 2018 410.90B USD -0.02%
US Durable Goods New Orders Oct 2018 248.52B USD -4.42%
US Durable Goods Shipments Oct 2018 254.48B USD -0.55%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Oct 2018 1.183T USD -0.17%
US Machinery Inventories Oct 2018 69.34B USD -0.34%
US Machinery New Orders Oct 2018 33.16B USD -0.47%
US Machinery Shipments Oct 2018 32.72B USD 0.01%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Oct 2018 106.09B USD 0.41%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Oct 2018 60.70B USD 0.18%
US Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Oct 2018 68.83B USD 0.32%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Oct 2018 130.99B USD 0.37%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Oct 2018 84.69B USD -12.17%

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: Dec 7, 2018, 08:39 EST    Next Release: Jan 3, 2019, 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 Oct 2018 88.69B USD -0.23%
US Construction Spending Oct 2018 1.309T USD -0.15%
US Educational Construction Spending Oct 2018 98.89B USD 2.15%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Oct 2018 94.79B USD -0.06%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Oct 2018 67.10B USD -1.15%
US Power Construction Spending Oct 2018 99.36B USD -2.17%
US Private Construction Spending Oct 2018 88.30B USD 0.67%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Oct 2018 66.77B USD -0.99%
US Private Power Construction Spending Oct 2018 93.64B USD -2.40%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Oct 2018 538.96B USD -0.50%
US Public Construction Spending Oct 2018 310.16B USD 0.75%
US Public Power Construction Spending Oct 2018 5.718B USD 1.76%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Oct 2018 35.92B USD -1.13%
US Residential Construction Spending Oct 2018 545.07B USD -0.47%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Oct 2018 14.16B USD 1.39%

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2018, 10:00 EDT    Next Release: Jan 29, 2019, 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 2018 64.40% 0.16%
US Home Vacancy Rate Q3 2018 1.60% 6.67%
US Household Formation Sep 2018 2.294M 4.80%
US Households Sep 2018 121.94M 0.52%
US Median Asking Home Sales Price Q3 2018 206400.0 USD 4.88%
US Median Asking Rent Q3 2018 1003.00 USD 5.47%
US Rental Vacancy Rate Q2 2018 6.80% -2.86%

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

Last Updated: Dec 6, 2018, 10:03 EST    Next Release: Jan 7, 2019, 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 Oct 2018 203.23B USD 0.18%
US Capital Goods New Orders Oct 2018 86.82B USD -5.98%
US Change in Manufacturing New Orders Oct 2018 -2.05% Chg Mnth
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Oct 2018 43.08B USD -0.97%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Oct 2018 23.84B USD 1.65%
US Durable Goods Inventories Oct 2018 411.34B USD 0.07%
US Durable Goods New Orders Oct 2018 248.96B USD -4.31%
US Durable Goods Shipments Oct 2018 254.65B USD -0.47%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Oct 2018 1.184T USD -0.14%
US Machinery Inventories Oct 2018 69.59B USD -0.09%
US Machinery New Orders Oct 2018 33.19B USD -0.44%
US Machinery Shipments Oct 2018 32.80B USD 0.31%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Oct 2018 106.10B USD 0.37%
US Manufacturing New Orders Oct 2018 502.68B USD -2.05%
US Manufacturing Shipments Oct 2018 508.36B USD -0.10%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Oct 2018 60.84B USD 0.43%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Oct 2018 131.10B USD 0.41%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Oct 2018 84.84B USD -12.02%

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2018, 10:01 EST    Next Release: Dec 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 Sep 2018 1.967T USD 0.33%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Sep 2018 1.34 0.00%
US Total Business Sales Sep 2018 1.468T USD 0.41%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Sep 2018 680.40B USD 0.54%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Sep 2018 1.31 1.55%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Sep 2018 509.78B USD 0.90%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Sep 2018 642.50B USD 0.07%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Sep 2018 1.44 0.00%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Sep 2018 447.09B USD 0.15%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Sep 2018 644.56B USD 0.36%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Sep 2018 1.26 0.00%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Sep 2018 511.17B USD 0.16%

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Dec 7, 2018, 10:02 EST    Next Release: Jan 10, 2019, 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 Oct 2018 652148.0 0.83%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Oct 2018 402023.0 1.73%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Oct 2018 250125.0 -0.58%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Oct 2018 1.28 0.79%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Oct 2018 1.63 1.88%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Oct 2018 0.95 0.00%
US Wholesale Sales Oct 2018 510056.0 -0.20%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Oct 2018 246895.0 -0.07%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Oct 2018 263161.0 -0.31%

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Nov 20, 2018, 08:31 EST    Next Release: Dec 18, 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 Oct 2018 181.00K 1.69%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Oct 2018 210.00K 32.91%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Oct 2018 187.00K 9.36%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Oct 2018 77.00K -28.04%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Oct 2018 87.00K -34.09%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Oct 2018 115.00K 21.05%
Southern New Housing Permits Oct 2018 648.00K -2.41%
Southern US Housing Completed Oct 2018 544.00K -3.72%
Southern US Housing Starts Oct 2018 596.00K 4.75%
US Building Permits Oct 2018 1.263M -0.55%
US Change in Building Permits Oct 2018 -0.55% Chg Mnth
US Change in Housing Starts Oct 2018 1.49% Chg Mnth
US Housing Completed Oct 2018 1.111M -3.31%
US Housing Starts Oct 2018 1.228M 1.49%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Oct 2018 865.00K -1.82%
US Housing Starts: 5 Units or More Oct 2018 343.00K 6.19%
US Housing Under Construction Oct 2018 1.137M 0.53%
Western US Housing Completed Oct 2018 309.00K 3.34%
Western US Housing Starts Oct 2018 335.00K -4.56%
Western US New Housing Permits Oct 2018 313.00K -7.94%

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018, 10:00 EST    Next Release: Dec 27, 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 Q3 2018 343000.0 USD 8.34%
Midwestern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q3 2018 292100.0 USD 5.22%
Northeastern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q3 2018 693900.0 USD 20.34%
Northeastern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q3 2018 484900.0 USD 6.97%
Southern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q3 2018 338700.0 USD 3.51%
Southern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q3 2018 289400.0 USD 1.44%
US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Oct 2018 395000.0 USD 4.22%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Oct 2018 309700.0 USD -3.61%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Oct 2018 7.40 Mo. 13.85%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Oct 2018 42.00K -6.67%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Oct 2018 544.00K -8.88%
Western US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q3 2018 462000.0 USD -4.49%
Western US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q3 2018 404300.0 USD -4.51%

Quarterly E-Commerce Report

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2018, 10:38 EST    Next Release: Feb 20, 2019, 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 2018 15.17% Chg Yr -6.73%
US E-Commerce Sales Q2 2018 127.27B USD 3.87%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q2 2018 9.60% 2.13%
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q2 2018 482.19B USD 3.60%
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