Key Economic Indicators

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:30:00 EDT

Personal income increased $6.2 billion, or less than 0.1 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $1.6 billion, or less than 0.1 percent, in March, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $53.4 billion, or 0.4 percent. In February, personal income increased $66.4 billion, or 0.4 percent, DPI increased $61.2 billion, or 0.5 percent, and PCE increased $20.8 billion, or 0.2 percent, based on revised estimates.

March 2015: 0.0 % change
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:30:00 EDT

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 0.2 percent in the first quarter of 2015, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter, real GDP increased 2.2 percent.

1st Quarter 2015: 0.2 % change
May 19, 2015 08:31:00 AM

Privately-owned housing starts in April 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,135,000. This is 20.2 percent (+/- 14.4%) above the revised March 2015 estimate of 944,000.

April 2015: +20.2 % change
March 2015 (r): +4.9* % change

May 13, 2015 02:22:00 PM

The Nation's international trade balance in goods and services decreased to -$51.4 billion in March from -$35.9 billion in February (revised), as imports increased more than exports.

March 2015: -51.4° $ billion
February 2015 (r): -35.9° $ billion

May 13, 2015 10:01:00 AM

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for March 2015 were $1,786.2 billion, up 0.1 (+/- 0.1%)* from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,309.7 billion, up 0.4 (+/-0.2%) from last month.

March 2015: +0.1* % change in Inventories
February 2015 (r): +0.2* % change in Inventories

May 13, 2015 08:36:00 AM

U.S. retail and food services sales for April were $436.8 billion, virtually unchanged (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.

April 2015: 0.0 % change
March 2015 (r): +1.1 % change

May 8, 2015 10:01:00 AM

March 2015 sales of merchant wholesalers were $441.6 billion, down 0.2 percent (+/- 0.7%)* from last month. End-of-month inventories were $574.5 billion, up 0.1 percent (+/- 0.4%)* from last month.

March 2015: +0.1* % change in Inventories
February 2015 (r): +0.2* % change in Inventories

May 4, 2015 10:08:00 AM

New orders for manufactured goods in March increased $9.6 billion or 2.1 percent to $476.5 billion.

March 2015: +2.1° % change
February 2015 (r): -0.1° % change

May 1, 2015 10:05:00 AM

Total construction activity for March 2015 ($966.6 billion) was 0.6 percent (+/-1.3%)* below the revised February 2015 ($972.9 billion).

March 2015: -0.6* % change
February 2015 (r): +0.0* % change

April 28, 2015 10:08:00 AM

The rental vacancy rate in the first quarter 2015 was 7.1 percent, down 1.2 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the first quarter 2014 rate of 8.3 percent. The rental vacancy rates in the Northeast, South and West were lower than the corresponding first quarter 2014 rates, while the rate in the Midwest was not statistically different from the rate a year ago.

1st Qtr 2015: +7.1 percent
1st Qtr 2014: +8.3 percent

April 28, 2015 10:03:00 AM

The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2015 was 63.7 percent, down 1.1 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the first quarter 2014 rate of 64.8 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, South and West were lower than the rates in the first quarter 2014, while the rate in the Midwest was not statistically different from the rate a year ago.

1st Qtr 2015: +63.7 percent
1st Qtr 2014: +64.8 percent

April 24, 2015 08:38:00 AM

New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $9.3 billion or 4.0 percent to $240.2 billion.

March 2015: +4.0° % change
February 2015 (r): -1.4° % change

April 23, 2015 10:01:00 AM

Sales of new single-family houses in March 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000. This is 11.4 percent (+/- 18.6%)* below the revised February 2015 estimate of 543,000.

March 2015: -11.4* % change
February 2015 (r): +5.6* % 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

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