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 16, 2018, 08:32 EDT    Next Release: May 15, 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 Mar 2018 93.74B USD 2.01%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales Mar 2018 0.56% Chg Mnth
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) Mar 2018 0.19% Chg Mnth -17.52%
US Change in Retail Sales Mar 2018 4.67% Chg Yr 10.43%
US Change in Retail Sales Mar 2018 0.58% Chg Mnth
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Mar 2018 21.98B USD -0.80%
US Department Store Sales Mar 2018 12.52B USD -0.28%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Mar 2018 8.217B USD 0.51%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Mar 2018 9.926B USD 0.71%
US Gasoline Station Sales Mar 2018 41.36B USD -0.33%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Mar 2018 58.47B USD 0.25%
US Grocery Store Sales Mar 2018 54.68B USD 0.18%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Mar 2018 198.25B USD 0.62%
US Real Retail Sales Mar 2018 174.99B USD 0.65%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Mar 2018 494.56B USD 0.56%
US Retail Sales Mar 2018 436.54B USD 0.58%
US Retail Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Mar 2018 399.17B USD 15.06%

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Mar 23, 2018, 08:32 EDT    Next Release: Apr 26, 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 Feb 2018 206.29B USD 0.51%
US Capital Goods New Orders Feb 2018 88.05B USD 5.84%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2018 3.10% Chg Mnth
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2018 4.48% Chg Yr 18.75%
US Change in Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Feb 2018 1.40% Chg Mnth 890.3%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Feb 2018 45.79B USD 0.39%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Feb 2018 23.88B USD -0.23%
US Durable Goods Inventories Feb 2018 410.57B USD 0.38%
US Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2018 247.72B USD 3.10%
US Durable Goods Shipments Feb 2018 249.71B USD 0.87%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Feb 2018 1.143T USD 0.20%
US Machinery Inventories Feb 2018 70.48B USD 0.35%
US Machinery New Orders Feb 2018 33.67B USD 1.63%
US Machinery Shipments Feb 2018 33.39B USD 1.82%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Feb 2018 102.66B USD 0.27%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Feb 2018 57.46B USD 1.57%
US Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Feb 2018 68.12B USD 1.40%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Feb 2018 132.68B USD 0.56%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Feb 2018 83.49B USD 7.06%

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 2, 2018, 10:03 EDT    Next Release: May 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 Feb 2018 90.86B USD 0.55%
US Construction Spending Feb 2018 1.273T USD 0.07%
US Educational Construction Spending Feb 2018 96.45B USD 0.73%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Feb 2018 88.65B USD -0.27%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Feb 2018 67.38B USD 1.18%
US Power Construction Spending Feb 2018 94.93B USD 0.40%
US Private Construction Spending Feb 2018 69.70B USD 0.87%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Feb 2018 66.84B USD 1.15%
US Private Power Construction Spending Feb 2018 88.96B USD 0.87%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Feb 2018 533.40B USD 0.10%
US Public Construction Spending Feb 2018 291.11B USD -2.12%
US Public Power Construction Spending Feb 2018 5.971B USD -6.10%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Feb 2018 31.94B USD -2.18%
US Residential Construction Spending Feb 2018 540.30B USD 0.09%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Feb 2018 11.52B USD 1.54%

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2018, 10:01 EST    Next Release: Apr 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 Q4 2017 64.20% 0.47%
US Home Vacancy Rate Q4 2017 1.60% 0.00%
US Household Formation Dec 2017 1.785M 14.71%
US Households Dec 2017 120.26M 0.04%
US Median Asking Home Sales Price Q4 2017 197000.0 USD 5.18%
US Median Asking Rent Q4 2017 910.00 USD -0.22%
US Rental Vacancy Rate Q4 2017 6.90% -8.00%

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

Last Updated: Apr 4, 2018, 10:01 EDT    Next Release: May 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 Feb 2018 206.36B USD 0.58%
US Capital Goods New Orders Feb 2018 87.70B USD 5.38%
US Change in Manufacturing New Orders Feb 2018 1.21% Chg Mnth
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Feb 2018 45.90B USD 0.57%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Feb 2018 23.90B USD -0.08%
US Durable Goods Inventories Feb 2018 410.83B USD 0.45%
US Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2018 247.72B USD 3.10%
US Durable Goods New Orders Feb 2018 247.26B USD 2.98%
US Durable Goods Shipments Feb 2018 249.78B USD 0.91%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Feb 2018 1.143T USD 0.17%
US Machinery Inventories Feb 2018 70.58B USD 0.59%
US Machinery New Orders Feb 2018 33.43B USD 1.24%
US Machinery Shipments Feb 2018 33.32B USD 1.71%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Feb 2018 102.42B USD 0.11%
US Manufacturing New Orders Feb 2018 497.98B USD 1.21%
US Manufacturing Shipments Feb 2018 500.51B USD 0.21%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Feb 2018 57.55B USD 1.67%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Feb 2018 132.66B USD 0.54%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Feb 2018 83.49B USD 7.01%

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2018, 10:01 EDT    Next Release: May 15, 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 Feb 2018 1.929T USD 0.56%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Feb 2018 1.35 0.00%
US Total Business Sales Feb 2018 1.430T USD 0.38%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Feb 2018 675.20B USD 0.33%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Feb 2018 1.46 1.39%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Feb 2018 500.51B USD 0.21%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Feb 2018 628.05B USD 0.42%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Feb 2018 1.45 0.69%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Feb 2018 434.00B USD -0.13%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Feb 2018 625.58B USD 0.96%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Feb 2018 1.26 0.00%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Feb 2018 495.87B USD 1.01%

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: Apr 18, 2018, 19:59 EDT    Next Release: Apr 24, 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 Mar 2018 160.00K 0.63%
Midwestern US Housing Starts Mar 2018 180.00K 22.45%
Midwestern US New Housing Permits Mar 2018 205.00K 9.04%
Northeastern US Housing Completed Mar 2018 146.00K 7.35%
Northeastern US Housing Starts Mar 2018 132.00K 0.76%
Northeastern US New Housing Permits Mar 2018 138.00K -5.48%
Southern New Housing Permits Mar 2018 632.00K 2.10%
Southern US Housing Completed Mar 2018 586.00K -9.98%
Southern US Housing Starts Mar 2018 621.00K -0.64%
US Building Permits Mar 2018 1.354M 2.50%
US Change in Building Permits Mar 2018 2.50% Chg Mnth
US Change in Housing Starts Mar 2018 1.85% Chg Mnth
US Housing Completed Mar 2018 1.217M -5.07%
US Housing Starts Mar 2018 1.319M 1.85%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Mar 2018 867.00K -3.67%
Western US Housing Completed Mar 2018 325.00K -3.27%
Western US Housing Starts Mar 2018 386.00K -1.53%
Western US New Housing Permits Mar 2018 379.00K 2.99%

New Residential Sales Report

Last Updated: Mar 29, 2018, 08:36 EDT    Next Release: Apr 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 Q4 2017 319200.0 USD 0.85%
Midwestern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2017 281600.0 USD 1.11%
Northeastern Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2017 624200.0 USD 16.41%
Northeastern Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2017 448200.0 USD 0.54%
Southern US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2017 332200.0 USD -0.54%
Southern US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2017 289500.0 USD -1.96%
US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Feb 2018 376700.0 USD -0.11%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Feb 2018 326800.0 USD 0.58%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Feb 2018 5.90 Mo. 1.72%
US New Single Family Houses Sold Feb 2018 618.00K -0.64%
Western US Average Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2017 492100.0 USD 9.02%
Western US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Q4 2017 395700.0 USD 2.65%

Quarterly E-Commerce Report

Last Updated: Feb 16, 2018, 10:07 EST    Next Release: May 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 Q4 2017 16.94% Chg Yr 9.69%
US E-Commerce Sales Q4 2017 119.02B USD 3.22%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q4 2017 9.10% 0.00%
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q4 2017 452.08B USD 3.97%
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