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: Apr 14, 2017, 08:32 EDT    Next Release: May 12, 2017, 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 Mar 2017 87.84B USD -1.45%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales Mar 2017 -0.22% Chg Mnth -17.37%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) Mar 2017 0.04% Chg Mnth -18.79%
US Change in Retail Sales Mar 2017 5.48% Chg Yr 2.45%
US Change in Retail Sales Mar 2017 -0.17% Chg Mnth -34.19%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Mar 2017 21.21B USD 1.00%
US Department Store Sales Mar 2017 12.60B USD 0.18%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Mar 2017 8.382B USD 2.59%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Mar 2017 9.226B USD -0.28%
US Gasoline Station Sales Mar 2017 36.52B USD -0.96%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Mar 2017 56.26B USD 0.26%
US Grocery Store Sales Mar 2017 53.42B USD 0.48%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Mar 2017 193.17B USD 0.07%
US Real Retail Sales Mar 2017 170.31B USD 0.12%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Mar 2017 470.84B USD -0.22%
US Retail Sales Mar 2017 415.12B USD -0.17%
US Retail Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Mar 2017 377.63B USD 13.87%

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Mar 31, 2017, 17:44 EDT    Next Release: Apr 27, 2017, 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 Feb 2017 192.44B USD 0.35%
US Capital Goods New Orders Feb 2017 82.06B USD 2.56%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2017 1.67% Chg Mnth -27.52%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2017 2.85% Chg Yr -253.0%
US Change in Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Feb 2017 1.00% Chg Mnth -468.6%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Feb 2017 43.06B USD 0.34%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Feb 2017 24.88B USD -0.16%
US Durable Goods Inventories Feb 2017 385.15B USD 0.22%
US Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2017 235.39B USD 1.67%
US Durable Goods Shipments Feb 2017 239.21B USD 0.27%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Feb 2017 1.115T USD -0.02%
US Machinery Inventories Feb 2017 66.34B USD 0.20%
US Machinery New Orders Feb 2017 31.48B USD 0.14%
US Machinery Shipments Feb 2017 31.11B USD 0.89%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Feb 2017 93.71B USD 0.40%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Feb 2017 56.34B USD -0.75%
US Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Feb 2017 64.29B USD 1.00%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Feb 2017 122.85B USD 0.13%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Feb 2017 80.39B USD 4.25%

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: Apr 3, 2017, 10:02 EDT    Next Release: May 1, 2017, 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 Feb 2017 80.48B USD -0.89%
US Construction Spending Feb 2017 1.193T USD 0.76%
US Educational Construction Spending Feb 2017 92.81B USD 0.66%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Feb 2017 89.16B USD 1.33%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Feb 2017 67.32B USD -1.77%
US Power Construction Spending Feb 2017 98.59B USD 1.92%
US Private Construction Spending Feb 2017 64.54B USD 0.02%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Feb 2017 66.77B USD -1.67%
US Private Power Construction Spending Feb 2017 92.24B USD 2.95%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Feb 2017 484.66B USD 1.79%
US Public Construction Spending Feb 2017 275.50B USD 0.60%
US Public Power Construction Spending Feb 2017 6.349B USD -11.05%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Feb 2017 28.74B USD 0.76%
US Residential Construction Spending Feb 2017 490.97B USD 1.81%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Feb 2017 10.44B USD -1.52%

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2017, 16:53 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 Q4 2016 1.80% 0.00
US Household Formation Dec 2016 771.40K -9.59%
US Households Dec 2016 118.48M -0.15%
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 Q4 2016 6.90% 1.47%

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: Apr 4, 2017, 10:01 EDT    Next Release: May 4, 2017, 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 Feb 2017 192.32B USD 0.31%
US Capital Goods New Orders Feb 2017 82.29B USD 2.78%
US Change in Manufacturing New Orders Feb 2017 1.01% Chg Mnth -32.59%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Feb 2017 43.05B USD 0.31%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Feb 2017 24.96B USD 0.08%
US Durable Goods Inventories Feb 2017 385.15B USD 0.22%
US Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2017 235.39B USD 1.67%
US Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2017 235.96B USD 1.82%
US Durable Goods Shipments Feb 2017 239.43B USD 0.34%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Feb 2017 1.115T USD 0.01%
US Machinery Inventories Feb 2017 66.28B USD 0.16%
US Machinery New Orders Feb 2017 31.57B USD 0.29%
US Machinery Shipments Feb 2017 31.18B USD 1.08%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Feb 2017 93.77B USD 0.42%
US Manufacturing New Orders Feb 2017 476.49B USD 1.01%
US Manufacturing Shipments Feb 2017 479.96B USD 0.29%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Feb 2017 56.39B USD -0.67%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Feb 2017 122.82B USD 0.11%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Feb 2017 80.48B USD 4.38%

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Apr 14, 2017, 10:03 EDT    Next Release: May 12, 2017, 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 Feb 2017 1.840T USD 0.31%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Feb 2017 1.35 0.00
US Total Business Sales Feb 2017 1.361T USD 0.21%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Feb 2017 629.97B USD 0.18%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Feb 2017 1.42 -0.70%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Feb 2017 479.96B USD 0.29%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Feb 2017 615.76B USD 0.34%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Feb 2017 1.48 0.68%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Feb 2017 415.82B USD -0.26%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Feb 2017 594.19B USD 0.40%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Feb 2017 1.28 0.00
US Total Wholesalers Sales Feb 2017 464.91B USD 0.56%

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Feb 9, 2017, 10:00 EST    Next Release: Mar 8, 2017, 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 Dec 2016 601147.0 0.99%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Dec 2016 360627.0 0.73%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Dec 2016 240520.0 1.38%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Dec 2016 1.29 -1.53%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Dec 2016 1.62 -1.82%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Dec 2016 0.99 -1.98%
US Wholesale Sales Dec 2016 464905.0 2.58%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Dec 2016 222288.0 2.37%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Dec 2016 242617.0 2.78%

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 08:02 EDT    Next Release: Apr 26, 2017, 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 Nov 2016 189.00K 1.61%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Nov 2016 175.00K -14.22%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Nov 2016 188.00K -8.74%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Nov 2016 123.00K 53.75%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Nov 2016 80.00K -52.10%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Nov 2016 110.00K 2.80%
Southern New Housing Permits Nov 2016 585.00K -2.82%
Southern US Housing Completed Nov 2016 699.00K 32.14%
Southern US Housing Starts Nov 2016 567.00K -9.28%
US Building Permits Mar 2017 1.267M 4.19%
US Change in Building Permits Mar 2017 4.19% Chg Mnth -170.4%
US Housing Completed Mar 2017 1.205M 3.17%
US Housing Starts Mar 2017 1.215M -6.75%
US Housing Starts Mar 2017 -6.75% Chg Mnth -235.2%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Mar 2017 821.00K -6.17%
Western US Housing Completed Nov 2016 205.00K -20.85%
Western US Housing Starts Nov 2016 268.00K -22.09%
Western US New Housing Permits Nov 2016 329.00K -4.64%

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Apr 25, 2017, 10:03 EDT    Next Release: May 23, 2017, 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 (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2016 280000.0 USD 2.94%
Midwestern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2016 310000.0 USD 3.58%
Northeastern Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2016 431300.0 USD -5.97%
Northeastern Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2016 667500.0 USD 18.88%
Southern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2016 274900.0 USD -2.76%
Southern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2016 309200.0 USD -3.71%
US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Mar 2017 388200.0 USD 3.91%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Mar 2017 315100.0 USD 7.51%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Mar 2017 5.20 Mo. -3.70%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Mar 2017 621.00K 5.79%
Western US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2016 369800.0 USD -4.25%
Western US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold (DISCONTINUED) Q3 2016 450800.0 USD 0.90%

Quarterly E-Commerce Report

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2017, 10:03 EST    Next Release: May 16, 2017, 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 Q4 2016 14.35% Chg Yr -4.95%
US E-Commerce Sales Q4 2016 102.67B USD 1.92%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q4 2016 8.30% 0.00
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q4 2016 393.85B USD 3.38%
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