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: Feb 14, 2019, 08:38 EST    Next Release: Mar 11, 2019, 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 Dec 2018 97.60B USD 1.09%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales Dec 2018 -1.24% Chg Mnth
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) Dec 2018 -1.81% Chg Mnth
US Change in Retail Sales Dec 2018 2.05% Chg Yr -48.88%
US Change in Retail Sales Dec 2018 -1.32% Chg Mnth
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Dec 2018 23.09B USD -0.74%
US Department Store Sales Dec 2018 12.14B USD -3.33%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Dec 2018 8.215B USD -0.09%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Dec 2018 10.01B USD -1.35%
US Gasoline Station Sales Dec 2018 41.21B USD -5.14%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Dec 2018 60.02B USD -0.89%
US Grocery Store Sales Dec 2018 55.33B USD -0.46%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Dec 2018 200.15B USD -1.23%
US Real Retail Sales Dec 2018 176.50B USD -1.30%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Dec 2018 505.83B USD -1.24%
US Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Dec 2018 400.55B USD -1.81%
US Retail Sales Dec 2018 446.07B USD -1.32%
US Retail Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Dec 2018 465.09B USD 8.94%

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2018, 08:32 EST    Next Release: Feb 27, 2019, 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 2018 203.33B USD 0.03%
US Capital Goods New Orders Nov 2018 89.24B USD 2.71%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Nov 2018 0.76% Chg Mnth
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Nov 2018 5.29% Chg Yr -22.59%
US Change in Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Nov 2018 -0.13% Chg Mnth
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Nov 2018 43.25B USD 0.31%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Nov 2018 24.14B USD 0.01%
US Durable Goods Inventories Nov 2018 412.84B USD 0.26%
US Durable Goods New Orders Nov 2018 250.83B USD 0.76%
US Durable Goods Shipments Nov 2018 256.69B USD 0.71%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Nov 2018 1.182T USD -0.14%
US Machinery Inventories Nov 2018 69.71B USD 0.11%
US Machinery New Orders Nov 2018 32.83B USD -1.70%
US Machinery Shipments Nov 2018 32.82B USD -0.62%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Nov 2018 106.08B USD 0.01%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Nov 2018 60.70B USD -0.24%
US Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Nov 2018 68.96B USD -0.13%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Nov 2018 131.16B USD 0.06%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Nov 2018 87.00B USD 2.91%

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: Feb 5, 2019, 14:52 EST    Next Release: Apr 1, 2019, 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 Change in Construction Spending Nov 2018 0.79% Chg Mnth 478.2%
US Commercial Construction Spending Nov 2018 87.46B USD -2.33%
US Construction Spending Nov 2018 1.300T USD 0.79%
US Educational Construction Spending Nov 2018 98.71B USD -1.92%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Nov 2018 93.65B USD 1.74%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Nov 2018 64.52B USD -0.61%
US Power Construction Spending Nov 2018 98.35B USD -0.94%
US Private Construction Spending Nov 2018 82.96B USD -4.12%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Nov 2018 64.36B USD -0.29%
US Private Power Construction Spending Nov 2018 92.25B USD -0.94%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Nov 2018 542.53B USD 3.49%
US Public Construction Spending Nov 2018 306.51B USD -0.90%
US Public Power Construction Spending Nov 2018 6.097B USD -1.04%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Nov 2018 35.34B USD -0.09%
US Residential Construction Spending Nov 2018 548.38B USD 3.40%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Nov 2018 13.24B USD -8.82%

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Jan 29, 2019, 10:01 EST    Next Release: Apr 25, 2019, 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 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 Q3 2018 7.10% 4.41%

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

Last Updated: Feb 4, 2019, 10:01 EST    Next Release: Mar 6, 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 Nov 2018 203.86B USD 0.19%
US Capital Goods New Orders Nov 2018 89.29B USD 2.79%
US Change in Manufacturing New Orders Nov 2018 -0.61% Chg Mnth
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Nov 2018 43.26B USD 0.31%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Nov 2018 24.06B USD -0.27%
US Durable Goods Inventories Nov 2018 413.65B USD 0.38%
US Durable Goods New Orders Nov 2018 250.79B USD 0.74%
US Durable Goods Shipments Nov 2018 256.72B USD 0.69%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Nov 2018 1.182T USD -0.15%
US Machinery Inventories Nov 2018 70.06B USD 0.40%
US Machinery New Orders Nov 2018 32.86B USD -1.68%
US Machinery Shipments Nov 2018 32.89B USD -0.44%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Nov 2018 106.05B USD -0.03%
US Manufacturing New Orders Nov 2018 499.19B USD -0.61%
US Manufacturing Shipments Nov 2018 505.12B USD -0.62%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Nov 2018 60.67B USD -0.29%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Nov 2018 131.38B USD 0.19%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Nov 2018 87.03B USD 2.98%

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Feb 14, 2019, 10:03 EST    Next Release: Mar 11, 2019, 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 Nov 2018 1.981T USD -0.10%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Nov 2018 1.35 0.00%
US Total Business Sales Nov 2018 1.462T USD -0.34%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Nov 2018 681.06B USD -0.15%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Nov 2018 1.38 6.15%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Nov 2018 505.12B USD -0.62%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Nov 2018 645.44B USD -0.41%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Nov 2018 1.43 -0.69%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Nov 2018 452.01B USD 0.22%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Nov 2018 654.01B USD 0.26%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Nov 2018 1.29 0.78%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Nov 2018 505.35B USD -0.56%

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Feb 1, 2019, 18:27 EST    Next Release: Feb 25, 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 Nov 2018 654008.0 0.26%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Nov 2018 404594.0 0.71%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Nov 2018 249414.0 -0.46%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Nov 2018 1.29 0.78%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Nov 2018 1.65 1.23%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Nov 2018 0.96 0.00%
US Wholesale Sales Nov 2018 505348.0 -0.56%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Nov 2018 245514.0 -0.13%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Nov 2018 259834.0 -0.96%

National Population Estimates Report

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Chg Prev
US Population Dec 2018 329.32M 0.06%

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Feb 1, 2019, 18:01 EST    Next Release: Feb 20, 2019, 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 Nov 2018 143.00K -20.11%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Nov 2018 156.00K -19.17%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Nov 2018 176.00K -5.38%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Nov 2018 135.00K 70.89%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Nov 2018 124.00K 37.78%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Nov 2018 117.00K -2.50%
Southern New Housing Permits Nov 2018 702.00K 9.52%
Southern US Housing Completed Nov 2018 521.00K -3.52%
Southern US Housing Starts Nov 2018 687.00K 15.08%
US Building Permits Nov 2018 1.322M 4.51%
US Change in Building Permits Nov 2018 4.51% Chg Mnth
US Change in Housing Starts Nov 2018 3.20% Chg Mnth
US Housing Completed Nov 2018 1.099M 0.37%
US Housing Starts Nov 2018 1.256M 3.20%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Nov 2018 824.00K -4.63%
US Housing Starts: 5 Units or More Nov 2018 417.00K 24.85%
US Housing Under Construction Nov 2018 1.148M 0.70%
Western US Housing Completed Nov 2018 300.00K 1.01%
Western US Housing Starts Nov 2018 289.00K -14.24%
Western US New Housing Permits Nov 2018 327.00K 2.83%

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Jan 31, 2019, 10:29 EST    Next Release: Feb 26, 2019, 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 Nov 2018 362400.0 USD -8.37%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Nov 2018 302400.0 USD -6.98%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Nov 2018 6.00 Mo. -14.29%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Nov 2018 48.00K 9.09%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Nov 2018 657.00K 16.90%
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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