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 15, 2017, 08:32 EST    Next Release: Mar 15, 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 Jan 2017 90.59B USD -1.23%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales Jan 2017 0.36% Chg Mnth -62.44%
US Change in Retail and Food Services Sales (Excluding Auto) Jan 2017 0.83% Chg Mnth 128.6%
US Change in Retail Sales Jan 2017 5.55% Chg Yr 20.06%
US Change in Retail Sales Jan 2017 0.22% Chg Mnth -82.20%
US Clothing and Accessories Store Sales Jan 2017 21.69B USD 0.96%
US Department Store Sales Sep 2016 12.80B USD -0.70%
US Electronics and Appliance Store Sales Jan 2017 8.295B USD 1.63%
US Furniture and Home Furnishings Store Sales Jan 2017 9.059B USD -0.01%
US Gasoline Station Sales Jan 2017 37.16B USD 2.34%
US General Merchandise Store Sales Jan 2017 55.81B USD 0.93%
US Grocery Store Sales Jan 2017 53.12B USD 0.18%
US Real Retail and Food Services Sales Jan 2017 193.38B USD -0.19%
US Real Retail Sales Jan 2017 170.44B USD -0.33%
US Retail and Food Services Sales Jan 2017 472.14B USD 0.36%
US Retail Sales Jan 2017 416.16B USD 0.22%
US Retail Sales (Excluding Motor Vehicle and Part Dealers) Dec 2016 314.94B USD 0.33%

Advance Report on Durable Goods

Last Updated: Feb 2, 2017, 14:06 EST    Next Release: Feb 27, 2017, 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 2016 190.93B USD 0.12%
US Capital Goods New Orders Nov 2016 78.64B USD -13.59%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Dec 2016 -0.42% Chg Mnth -90.91%
US Change in Durable Goods New Orders Dec 2016 0.27% Chg Yr -106.9%
US Change in Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Dec 2016 0.97% Chg Mnth 71.69%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Nov 2016 42.48B USD 0.12%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Nov 2016 24.19B USD 0.41%
US Durable Goods Inventories Nov 2016 384.02B USD 0.15%
US Durable Goods New Orders Dec 2016 227.02B USD -0.43%
US Durable Goods Shipments Nov 2016 234.22B USD 0.07%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Nov 2016 1.127T USD -0.20%
US Machinery Inventories Nov 2016 65.68B USD 0.32%
US Machinery New Orders Nov 2016 30.15B USD 1.30%
US Machinery Shipments Nov 2016 30.11B USD 0.49%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Nov 2016 92.20B USD 0.03%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Nov 2016 55.37B USD 0.77%
US Nondefense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft Shipments Dec 2016 63.36B USD 0.97%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Nov 2016 124.09B USD 0.25%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Nov 2016 76.65B USD -13.23%

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 1, 2017, 10:01 EST    Next Release: Mar 1, 2017, 10:00 EST

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 Dec 2016 78.72B USD 0.60%
US Construction Spending Dec 2016 1.182T USD -0.25%
US Educational Construction Spending Dec 2016 90.64B USD -2.15%
US Highway and Street Construction Spending Dec 2016 94.53B USD -0.63%
US Manufacturing Construction Spending Dec 2016 68.74B USD -3.27%
US Power Construction Spending Dec 2016 93.54B USD 1.15%
US Private Construction Spending Dec 2016 70.16B USD -7.01%
US Private Manufacturing Construction Spending Dec 2016 68.10B USD -3.46%
US Private Power Construction Spending Dec 2016 87.10B USD 1.59%
US Private Residential Construction Spending Dec 2016 466.94B USD 0.46%
US Public Construction Spending Dec 2016 284.53B USD -1.75%
US Public Power Construction Spending Dec 2016 6.448B USD -4.45%
US Public Transportation Construction Spending Dec 2016 29.87B USD -0.78%
US Residential Construction Spending Dec 2016 473.28B USD 0.40%
US Water Supply Construction Spending Dec 2016 11.64B USD -1.80%

Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Report

Last Updated: Nov 7, 2016, 16:41 EST    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 Q1 2015 1.90% 0.00
US Household Formation Sep 2016 1.278M 13.26%
US Households Sep 2016 119.03M 0.62%
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 Q3 2016 6.80% 1.49%

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

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2017, 13:23 EST    Next Release: Mar 6, 2017, 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 Dec 2016 191.58B USD 0.14%
US Capital Goods New Orders Dec 2016 76.19B USD -3.06%
US Change in Manufacturing New Orders Nov 2016 -2.41% Chg Mnth -186.4%
US Computers and Electronic Products Inventories Nov 2016 42.55B USD 0.10%
US Computers and Electronic Products New Orders Nov 2016 24.23B USD 0.46%
US Durable Goods Inventories Nov 2016 384.07B USD 0.17%
US Durable Goods New Orders Dec 2016 227.02B USD -0.43%
US Durable Goods New Orders Nov 2016 228.75B USD -4.50%
US Durable Goods Shipments Nov 2016 234.21B USD 0.09%
US Durable Goods Unfilled Orders Nov 2016 1.128T USD -0.15%
US Machinery Inventories Nov 2016 65.68B USD 0.44%
US Machinery New Orders Nov 2016 30.38B USD 1.35%
US Machinery Shipments Nov 2016 30.12B USD 0.53%
US Machinery Unfilled Orders Nov 2016 92.65B USD 0.28%
US Manufacturing New Orders Nov 2016 458.33B USD -2.41%
US Manufacturing Shipments Nov 2016 463.79B USD -0.07%
US Motor Vehicles and Parts New Orders Nov 2016 55.40B USD 0.82%
US Transportation Equipment Inventories Nov 2016 124.20B USD 0.33%
US Transportation Equipment New Orders Nov 2016 76.71B USD -13.16%

Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Report

Last Updated: Feb 15, 2017, 10:04 EST    Next Release: Mar 15, 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 Dec 2016 1.836T USD 0.37%
US Total Business Inventory/Sales Ratio Dec 2016 1.35 -2.17%
US Total Business Sales Dec 2016 1.356T USD 2.04%
US Total Manufacturers Inventories Dec 2016 625.58B USD 0.09%
US Total Manufacturers Inventory/Sales Ratio Dec 2016 1.31 -5.07%
US Total Manufacturers Sales Dec 2016 475.84B USD 2.24%
US Total Retail Trade Inventories Dec 2016 609.01B USD 0.05%
US Total Retail Trade Inventory/Sales Ratio Dec 2016 1.47 -0.68%
US Total Retail Trade Sales Dec 2016 415.24B USD 1.24%
US Total Wholesalers Inventories Dec 2016 601.15B USD 0.99%
US Total Wholesalers Inventory/Sales Ratio Dec 2016 1.29 -1.53%
US Total Wholesalers Sales Dec 2016 464.90B USD 2.58%

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: Feb 24, 2017, 19:51 EST    Next Release: Feb 27, 2017, 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 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 Jan 2017 1.285M 4.64%
US Change in Building Permits Jan 2017 4.64% Chg Mnth 251.6%
US Housing Completed Jan 2017 1.047M -5.59%
US Housing Starts Jan 2017 1.246M -2.58%
US Housing Starts Jan 2017 -2.58% Chg Mnth -122.8%
US Housing Starts: 1 Unit Nov 2016 828.00K -4.06%
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: Feb 24, 2017, 10:01 EST    Next Release: Mar 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 Jan 2017 360900.0 USD -4.75%
US Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold Jan 2017 312900.0 USD -1.04%
US Months Supply of New Single Family Houses Jan 2017 5.70 Mo. 0.00
US New Single Family Houses Sold Jan 2017 555.00K 3.74%
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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