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: Jun 14, 2018, 08:30 EDT    Next Release: Jul 16, 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 May 2018 95.07B USD 0.50%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales May 2018 0.83% Chg Mnth 131.2%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) May 2018 0.90% Chg Mnth 124.1%
US Change in Retail Sales May 2018 5.97% Chg Yr 21.25%
US Change in Retail Sales May 2018 0.76% Chg Mnth 71.46%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales May 2018 22.90B USD 1.32%
US Department Store Sales May 2018 12.71B USD 1.47%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales May 2018 8.258B USD 0.18%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales May 2018 10.10B USD -2.42%
US Gasoline Station Sales May 2018 42.95B USD 2.01%
US General Merchandise Store Sales May 2018 59.52B USD 1.23%
US Grocery Store Sales May 2018 55.05B USD -0.01%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales May 2018 200.36B USD 0.62%
US Real Retail Sales May 2018 176.85B USD 0.55%
US Retail and Food Services Sales May 2018 501.97B USD 0.83%
US Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) May 2018 399.33B USD 0.90%
US Retail Sales May 2018 443.07B USD 0.76%
US Retail Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) May 2018 417.06B USD 8.83%

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: May 25, 2018, 08:31 EDT    Next Release: Jun 27, 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 Apr 2018 198.39B USD 0.24%
US Capital Goods New Orders Apr 2018 89.55B USD -5.68%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Apr 2018 -1.66% Chg Mnth
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Apr 2018 7.58% Chg Yr -11.14%
US Change in Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Apr 2018 0.83% Chg Mnth
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Apr 2018 43.25B USD 0.11%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Apr 2018 22.76B USD 1.12%
US Durable Goods Inventories Apr 2018 401.69B USD 0.29%
US Durable Goods New Orders Apr 2018 248.50B USD -1.66%
US Durable Goods Shipments Apr 2018 246.74B USD -0.06%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Apr 2018 1.153T USD 0.48%
US Machinery Inventories Apr 2018 67.84B USD 0.08%
US Machinery New Orders Apr 2018 31.63B USD -0.84%
US Machinery Shipments Apr 2018 32.06B USD 0.20%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Apr 2018 103.11B USD -0.41%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Apr 2018 58.42B USD 1.81%
US Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Apr 2018 67.31B USD 0.83%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Apr 2018 128.50B USD 0.31%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Apr 2018 87.06B USD -6.09%

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: Jun 1, 2018, 10:03 EDT    Next Release: Jul 2, 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 Apr 2018 90.88B USD -2.98%
US Construction Spending Apr 2018 1.310T USD 1.84%
US Educational Construction Spending Apr 2018 96.12B USD 0.10%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Apr 2018 88.15B USD -1.07%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Apr 2018 66.78B USD 0.33%
US Power Construction Spending Apr 2018 98.22B USD 1.98%
US Private Construction Spending Apr 2018 84.04B USD 6.54%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Apr 2018 66.28B USD 0.63%
US Private Power Construction Spending Apr 2018 92.09B USD 2.43%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Apr 2018 556.29B USD 4.48%
US Public Construction Spending Apr 2018 296.12B USD -1.34%
US Public Power Construction Spending Apr 2018 6.123B USD -4.43%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Apr 2018 33.71B USD -0.23%
US Residential Construction Spending Apr 2018 563.43B USD 4.42%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Apr 2018 12.21B USD -1.42%

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Apr 26, 2018, 10:02 EDT    Next Release: Jul 26, 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 Q1 2018 64.20% 0.00%
US Home Vacancy Rate Q1 2018 1.50% -6.25%
US Household Formation Mar 2018 1.308M 72.79%
US Households Mar 2018 119.87M 0.06%
US Median Asking Home Sales Price Q1 2018 196700.0 USD -0.15%
US Median Asking Rent Q1 2018 954.00 USD 4.84%
US Rental Vacancy Rate Q1 2018 7.00% 1.45%

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

Last Updated: Jun 4, 2018, 10:03 EDT    Next Release: Jul 3, 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 Apr 2018 198.56B USD 0.30%
US Capital Goods New Orders Apr 2018 89.40B USD -5.73%
US Change in Manufacturing New Orders Apr 2018 -0.80% Chg Mnth
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Apr 2018 43.30B USD 0.22%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Apr 2018 22.77B USD 1.13%
US Durable Goods Inventories Apr 2018 401.85B USD 0.33%
US Durable Goods New Orders Apr 2018 248.50B USD -1.66%
US Durable Goods New Orders Apr 2018 248.62B USD -1.64%
US Durable Goods Shipments Apr 2018 247.02B USD -0.00%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Apr 2018 1.153T USD 0.47%
US Machinery Inventories Apr 2018 67.86B USD 0.16%
US Machinery New Orders Apr 2018 31.69B USD -0.68%
US Machinery Shipments Apr 2018 32.17B USD 0.28%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Apr 2018 102.98B USD -0.46%
US Manufacturing New Orders Apr 2018 494.45B USD -0.80%
US Manufacturing Shipments Apr 2018 492.85B USD 0.03%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Apr 2018 58.45B USD 1.94%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Apr 2018 128.51B USD 0.30%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Apr 2018 87.17B USD -5.96%

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2018, 10:02 EDT    Next Release: Jul 16, 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 Apr 2018 1.930T USD 0.33%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Apr 2018 1.35 0.00%
US Total Business Sales Apr 2018 1.426T USD 0.41%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Apr 2018 666.87B USD 0.32%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Apr 2018 1.37 7.03%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Apr 2018 492.85B USD 0.03%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Apr 2018 632.96B USD 0.51%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Apr 2018 1.44 0.00%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Apr 2018 439.71B USD 0.44%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Apr 2018 630.17B USD 0.15%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Apr 2018 1.28 -0.78%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Apr 2018 493.30B USD 0.75%

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Mar 9, 2018, 10:02 EST    Next Release:

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 Jan 2018 619050.0 0.83%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Jan 2018 376805.0 0.20%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Jan 2018 242245.0 1.83%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Jan 2018 1.26 2.44%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Jan 2018 1.60 1.91%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Jan 2018 0.94 2.17%
US Wholesale Sales Jan 2018 492558.0 -1.12%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Jan 2018 235842.0 -1.45%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Jan 2018 256716.0 -0.82%

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: May 23, 2018, 08:02 EDT    Next Release: Jun 19, 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 Apr 2018 194.00K 24.36%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Apr 2018 164.00K -16.33%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Apr 2018 195.00K -3.94%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Apr 2018 122.00K -20.26%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Apr 2018 114.00K -8.06%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Apr 2018 95.00K -29.63%
Southern New Housing Permits Apr 2018 727.00K 11.50%
Southern US Housing Completed Apr 2018 641.00K 8.46%
Southern US Housing Starts Apr 2018 663.00K 6.42%
US Building Permits Apr 2018 1.364M -0.94%
US Change in Building Permits Apr 2018 -0.94% Chg Mnth
US Change in Housing Starts Apr 2018 -3.67% Chg Mnth
US Housing Completed Apr 2018 1.257M 2.78%
US Housing Starts Apr 2018 1.287M -3.67%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Apr 2018 894.00K 0.11%
US Housing Starts: 5 Units or More Apr 2018 374.00K -12.62%
US Housing Under Construction Apr 2018 1.124M 0.00%
Western US Housing Completed Apr 2018 300.00K -7.12%
Western US Housing Starts Apr 2018 346.00K -11.96%
Western US New Housing Permits Apr 2018 347.00K -10.34%

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: May 31, 2018, 08:33 EDT    Next Release: Jun 25, 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 Q1 2018 287300.0 USD 0.60%
Northeastern Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2018 519700.0 USD -23.93%
Northeastern Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2018 465100.0 USD -6.32%
Southern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2018 320800.0 USD -5.76%
Southern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2018 287100.0 USD -3.82%
US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Apr 2018 407300.0 USD 11.28%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Apr 2018 312400.0 USD -6.86%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Apr 2018 5.40 Mo. 1.89%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Apr 2018 64.00K -1.54%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Apr 2018 662.00K -1.49%
Western US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2018 473400.0 USD -2.75%
Western US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q1 2018 407900.0 USD -0.44%

Quarterly E-Commerce Report

Last Updated: May 17, 2018, 10:03 EDT    Next Release: Aug 17, 2018, 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 Q1 2018 16.44% Chg Yr -2.90%
US E-Commerce Sales Q1 2018 123.67B USD 3.92%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q1 2018 9.46% 3.61%
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q1 2018 469.36B USD 3.86%
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