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: Oct 15, 2018, 08:32 EDT    Next Release: Nov 15, 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 Sep 2018 95.26B USD 0.77%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales Sep 2018 0.10% Chg Mnth 85.33%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) Sep 2018 -0.06% Chg Mnth
US Change in Retail Sales Sep 2018 4.40% Chg Yr -27.55%
US Change in Retail Sales Sep 2018 0.37% Chg Mnth 1.81K%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Sep 2018 22.91B USD 0.52%
US Department Store Sales Sep 2018 12.36B USD -0.75%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Sep 2018 8.46B USD 0.89%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Sep 2018 10.28B USD 1.07%
US Gasoline Station Sales Sep 2018 43.64B USD -0.81%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Sep 2018 60.29B USD 0.27%
US Grocery Store Sales Sep 2018 55.24B USD -0.06%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Sep 2018 202.01B USD 0.04%
US Real Retail Sales Sep 2018 177.97B USD 0.31%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Sep 2018 509.04B USD 0.10%
US Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Sep 2018 406.10B USD -0.06%
US Retail Sales Sep 2018 448.47B USD 0.37%
US Retail Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Sep 2018 386.28B USD -6.85%

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2018, 08:33 EDT    Next Release: Oct 25, 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 Aug 2018 200.04B USD -0.76%
US Capital Goods New Orders Aug 2018 97.28B USD 12.32%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2018 4.45% Chg Mnth
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2018 11.83% Chg Yr 18.54%
US Change in Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Aug 2018 0.11% Chg Mnth -90.28%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Aug 2018 42.98B USD -0.34%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Aug 2018 23.34B USD -0.47%
US Durable Goods Inventories Aug 2018 407.02B USD -0.35%
US Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2018 259.59B USD 4.45%
US Durable Goods Shipments Aug 2018 253.13B USD 0.75%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Aug 2018 1.176T USD 0.89%
US Machinery Inventories Aug 2018 68.74B USD 0.48%
US Machinery New Orders Aug 2018 33.26B USD 0.06%
US Machinery Shipments Aug 2018 33.03B USD 0.12%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Aug 2018 104.91B USD 0.21%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Aug 2018 59.74B USD -0.95%
US Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Aug 2018 68.85B USD 0.11%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Aug 2018 129.31B USD -1.39%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Aug 2018 95.31B USD 12.97%

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: Oct 1, 2018, 10:00 EDT    Next Release: Nov 1, 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 Aug 2018 91.30B USD -0.99%
US Construction Spending Aug 2018 1.318T USD 0.08%
US Educational Construction Spending Aug 2018 92.63B USD 0.66%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Aug 2018 99.21B USD 1.67%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Aug 2018 63.87B USD -0.41%
US Power Construction Spending Aug 2018 100.84B USD -1.27%
US Private Construction Spending Aug 2018 89.72B USD -1.02%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Aug 2018 63.28B USD -0.71%
US Private Power Construction Spending Aug 2018 94.60B USD -1.31%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Aug 2018 548.89B USD -0.75%
US Public Construction Spending Aug 2018 316.74B USD 2.00%
US Public Power Construction Spending Aug 2018 6.234B USD -0.72%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Aug 2018 36.14B USD -0.69%
US Residential Construction Spending Aug 2018 555.75B USD -0.71%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Aug 2018 15.94B USD 4.49%

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Jul 26, 2018, 10:02 EDT    Next Release: Oct 30, 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 Q2 2018 64.30% 0.16%
US Home Vacancy Rate Q2 2018 1.50% 0.00%
US Household Formation Jun 2018 2.94M 39.20%
US Households Jun 2018 121.32M 0.01%
US Median Asking Home Sales Price Q2 2018 196800.0 USD 0.05%
US Median Asking Rent Q2 2018 951.00 USD -0.31%
US Rental Vacancy Rate Q1 2018 7.00% 1.45%

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

Last Updated: Oct 4, 2018, 10:03 EDT    Next Release: Nov 2, 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 Aug 2018 200.16B USD -0.73%
US Capital Goods New Orders Aug 2018 97.05B USD 12.02%
US Change in Manufacturing New Orders Aug 2018 2.31% Chg Mnth
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Aug 2018 42.96B USD -0.40%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Aug 2018 23.39B USD -0.35%
US Durable Goods Inventories Aug 2018 407.20B USD -0.33%
US Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2018 259.59B USD 4.45%
US Durable Goods New Orders Aug 2018 259.55B USD 4.42%
US Durable Goods Shipments Aug 2018 253.09B USD 0.71%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Aug 2018 1.176T USD 0.89%
US Machinery Inventories Aug 2018 68.76B USD 0.49%
US Machinery New Orders Aug 2018 32.96B USD -0.79%
US Machinery Shipments Aug 2018 32.82B USD -0.55%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Aug 2018 104.83B USD 0.14%
US Manufacturing New Orders Aug 2018 510.47B USD 2.31%
US Manufacturing Shipments Aug 2018 504.01B USD 0.47%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Aug 2018 59.92B USD -0.73%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Aug 2018 129.40B USD -1.35%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Aug 2018 95.45B USD 13.10%

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2018, 10:07 EDT    Next Release: Nov 15, 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 Aug 2018 1.961T USD 0.52%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Aug 2018 1.34 0.00%
US Total Business Sales Aug 2018 1.462T USD 0.46%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Aug 2018 675.61B USD -0.08%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Aug 2018 1.29 -8.51%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Aug 2018 504.01B USD 0.47%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Aug 2018 642.46B USD 0.68%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Aug 2018 1.44 0.70%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Aug 2018 446.80B USD 0.02%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Aug 2018 642.71B USD 1.00%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Aug 2018 1.26 0.00%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Aug 2018 511.14B USD 0.84%

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Report

Last Updated: Oct 10, 2018, 10:14 EDT    Next Release: Nov 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 Aug 2018 642706.0 1.00%
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Aug 2018 389776.0 0.89%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Aug 2018 252930.0 1.17%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Aug 2018 1.26 0.00%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Aug 2018 1.58 0.00%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Aug 2018 0.96 1.05%
US Wholesale Sales Aug 2018 511138.0 0.84%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Aug 2018 246960.0 1.25%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Aug 2018 264178.0 0.46%

New Residential Construction Report

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2018, 08:31 EDT    Next Release: Nov 20, 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 Sep 2018 184.00K -8.91%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Sep 2018 160.00K -13.98%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Sep 2018 154.00K -18.95%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Sep 2018 113.00K 26.97%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Sep 2018 120.00K 29.03%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Sep 2018 92.00K -9.80%
Southern New Housing Permits Sep 2018 654.00K 0.62%
Southern US Housing Completed Sep 2018 553.00K -13.59%
Southern US Housing Starts Sep 2018 567.00K -13.70%
US Building Permits Sep 2018 1.241M -0.64%
US Change in Building Permits Sep 2018 -0.64% Chg Mnth
US Change in Housing Starts Sep 2018 -5.28% Chg Mnth
US Housing Completed Sep 2018 1.162M -4.13%
US Housing Starts Sep 2018 1.201M -5.28%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Sep 2018 871.00K -0.91%
US Housing Starts: 5 Units or More Sep 2018 324.00K -12.90%
US Housing Under Construction Sep 2018 1.129M 0.27%
Western US Housing Completed Sep 2018 312.00K 11.03%
Western US Housing Starts Sep 2018 354.00K 6.63%
Western US New Housing Permits Sep 2018 341.00K 11.07%

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2018, 08:31 EDT    Next Release: Oct 24, 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 Q2 2018 311900.0 USD -4.41%
Midwestern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2018 276800.0 USD -4.95%
Northeastern Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2018 596500.0 USD 15.92%
Northeastern Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2018 458100.0 USD 4.71%
Southern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2018 318600.0 USD -3.43%
Southern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2018 276500.0 USD -6.52%
US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Aug 2018 388400.0 USD -0.15%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Aug 2018 320200.0 USD -2.41%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Aug 2018 6.10 Mo. -1.61%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Aug 2018 50.00K -3.85%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Aug 2018 629.00K 3.45%
Western US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2018 482700.0 USD 5.67%
Western US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q2 2018 424100.0 USD 3.95%

Quarterly E-Commerce Report

Last Updated: Aug 17, 2018, 10:51 EDT    Next Release: Nov 19, 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 Q1 2018 16.35% Chg Yr -1.38%
US E-Commerce Sales Q1 2018 122.62B USD 3.73%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q1 2018 9.40% 3.30%
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q1 2018 465.50B USD 3.84%
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