Key Economic Indicators

2015-03-30 08:30:00

Personal income increased $58.6 billion, or 0.4 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $54.2 billion, or 0.4 percent, in February, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $11.8 billion, or 0.1 percent. In January, personal income increased $61.8 billion, or 0.4 percent, DPI increased $61.5 billion, or 0.5 percent, and PCE decreased $28.5 billion, or 0.2 percent, based on revised estimates.

February 2015: 0.4 % change
2015-03-27 08:30:00

Real gross domestic product -- the value of the production of goods and services in the United States, adjusted for price changes -- increased at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 5.0 percent.

4th Quarter 2014: 2.2 % change
April 16, 2015 08:30:00 AM

Privately-owned housing starts in March 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 926,000. This is 2.0 percent (+/- 13.0%)* above the revised February 2015 estimate of 908,000.

March 2015: +2.0* % change
February 2015 (r): -15.3 % change

April 14, 2015 10:02:00 AM

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for February 2015 were $1,790.2 billion, up 0.3 (+/- 0.1%) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,313.1 billion, virtually unchanged (+/-0.2%)* from last month.

February 2015: +0.3 % change in Inventories
January 2015 (r): 0.0* % change in Inventories

April 14, 2015 08:35:00 AM

U.S. retail and food services sales for March were $441.4 billion, an increase of 0.9 percent (+/-0.5%) from the previous month.

March 2015: +0.9 % change
February 2015 (r): -0.5 % change

April 9, 2015 10:02:00 AM

February 2015 sales of merchant wholesalers were $444.2 billion, down 0.2 percent (+/- 0.5%)* from last month. End-of-month inventories were $574.0 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.4%)* from last month.

February 2015: +0.3* % change in Inventories
January 2015 (r): +0.4* % change in Inventories

April 2, 2015 10:14:00 AM

New orders for manufactured goods in February increased $0.8 billion or 0.2 percent to $468.3 billion.

February 2015: +0.2° % change
January 2015 (r): -0.7° % change

April 2, 2015 08:32:00 AM

The Nation's international trade balance in goods and services increased to -$35.4 billion in February from -$42.7 billion in January (revised), as imports decreased more than exports.

February 2015: -35.4° $ billion
January 2015 (r): -42.7° $ billion

April 1, 2015 10:04:00 AM

Total construction activity for February 2015 ($967.2 billion) was 0.1 percent (+/-1.2%)* below the revised January 2015 ($967.9 billion).

February 2015: -0.1* % change
January 2015 (r): -1.7* % change

March 25, 2015 08:36:00 AM

New orders for manufactured durable goods in February decreased $3.2 billion or 1.4 percent to $231.3 billion.

February 2015: -1.4° % change
January 2015 (r): +2.0° % change

March 24, 2015 10:01:00 AM

Sales of new single-family houses in February 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 539,000. This is 7.8 percent (+/- 15.2%)* above the revised January 2015 estimate of 500,000.

February 2015: +7.8* % change
January 2015 (r): +4.4* % change

March 24, 2015 09:31:00 AM

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $154.1 billion for the fourth quarter of 2014, down $10.7 (+/- 1.6) billion from third quarter of 2014.

4th Qtr 2014: -10.7 $ billion
3rd Qtr 2014 (r): +12.0 $ billion

March 24, 2015 09:24:00 AM

After-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $23.8 billion for the fourth quarter 2014 (the 3 months ending January 31, 2015), up $7.4 (+/- 0.2) billion from third quarter 2014 (the 3 months ending October 31, 2014).

4th Qtr 2014: +7.4 $ billion
3rd Qtr 2014 (r): -4.3 $ billion

March 11, 2015 10:05:00 AM

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that the estimate of U.S. information sector revenue for the fourth calendar quarter of 2014, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $334.0 billion, an increase of 1.4 percent (+/- 0.6%) from the third quarter of 2014.

4th Qtr 2014: +1.4 % change
3rd Qtr 2014 (r): +0.8* % change

January 29, 2015 10:23:00 AM

The rental vacancy rate in the fourth quarter 2014 was 7.0 percent, down 1.2 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the fourth quarter 2013 rate of 8.2 percent. The rental vacancy rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South and West were lower than the corresponding fourth quarter 2013 rates.

4th Qtr 2014: +7.0 percent
4th Qtr 2013: +8.2 percent

January 29, 2015 10:22:00 AM

The homeownership rate in the fourth quarter 2014 was 64.0 percent, down 1.2 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the fourth quarter 2013 rate of 65.2 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest and South were lower than the rates in the fourth quarter 2013, while the rate in the West was not statistically different from the rate a year ago.

4th Qtr 2014: +64.0 percent
4th Qtr 2013: +65.2 percent

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