Key Economic Indicators

Thu, 30 Jul 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 2.3 percent in the second quarter of 2015, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 0.6 percent (revised).

2nd quarter 2015: 2.3 % change
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:30:00 EDT

Personal income increased $79.0 billion, or 0.5 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $65.5 billion, or 0.5 percent, in May, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $105.9 billion, or 0.9 percent. In April, personal income increased $69.6 billion, or 0.5 percent, DPI increased $57.0 billion, or 0.4 percent, and PCE increased $8.5 billion, or 0.1 percent, based on revised estimates.

May 2015: 0.5 % change
July 30, 2015 08:33:00 AM

The advance international trade balance in goods was -$62.3 billion in June 2015. Advance exports of goods were $126.6 billion and advance imports of goods were $188.8 billion.

June 2015: -62.3° $ billion
May 2015: -59.7° $ billion

July 28, 2015 10:09:00 AM

The rental vacancy rate in the second quarter 2015 was 6.8 percent, down 0.7 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the second quarter 2014 rate of 7.5 percent. The rental vacancy rates in the South and West were lower than the corresponding second quarter 2014 rates, while the rates in the Northeast and Midwest were not statistically different from the rates a year ago.

2nd Qtr 2015: +6.8 percent
2nd Qtr 2014: +7.5 percent

July 28, 2015 10:06:00 AM

The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2015 was 63.4 percent, down 1.3 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the second quarter 2014 rate of 64.7 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South and West were lower than the rates in the second quarter 2014.

2nd Qtr 2015: +63.4 percent
2nd Qtr 2014: +64.7 percent

July 27, 2015 08:38:00 AM

New orders for manufactured durable goods in June increased $7.7 billion or 3.4 percent to $235.3 billion.

June 2015: +3.4° % change
May 2015 (r): -2.1° % change

July 24, 2015 10:02:00 AM

Sales of new single-family houses in June 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 482,000. This is 6.8 percent (+/- 12.5%)* below the revised May 2015 estimate of 517,000.

June 2015: -6.8* % change
May 2015 (r): -1.1* % change

July 17, 2015 08:31:00 AM

Privately-owned housing starts in June 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,174,000. This is 9.8 percent (+/- 19.9%)* above the revised May 2015 estimate of 1,069,000.

June 2015: +9.8* % change
May 2015 (r): -10.2* % change

July 14, 2015 10:01:00 AM

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for May 2015 were $1,797.8 billion, up 0.3 (+/- 0.1%) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,323.6 billion, up 0.4 (+/-0.2%) from last month.

May 2015: +0.3 % change in Inventories
April 2015 (r): +0.4 % change in Inventories

July 14, 2015 08:31:00 AM

U.S. retail and food services sales for June were $442.0 billion, a decrease of 0.3 percent (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.

June 2015: -0.3* % change
May 2015 (r): 1.0 % change

July 10, 2015 10:01:00 AM

May 2015 sales of merchant wholesalers were $449.8 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.5%)* from last month. End-of-month inventories were $581.9 billion, up 0.8 percent (+/- 0.4%) from last month.

May 2015: +0.8 % change in Inventories
April 2015 (r): +0.4* % change in Inventories

July 7, 2015 08:32:00 AM

The Nation's international trade balance in goods and services decreased to -$41.9 billion in May from -$40.7 billion in April (revised), as exports decreased more than imports.

May 2015: -41.9° $ billion
April 2015 (r): -40.7° $ billion

July 2, 2015 10:10:00 AM

New orders for manufactured goods in May decreased $4.5 billion or 1.0 percent to $470.5 billion.

May 2015: -1.0° % change
April 2015 (r): -0.7° % change

July 1, 2015 10:04:00 AM

Total construction activity for May 2015 ($1,035.8 billion) was 0.8 percent (+/-1.5%)* above the revised April 2015 ($1,027.0 billion).

May 2015: +0.8* % change
April 2015 (r): +2.1* % change

June 17, 2015 02:57:00 PM

The estimate of U.S. information sector revenue for the first calendar quarter of 2015, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $334.8 billion, an increase of 0.4 percent (+/- 0.6%)* from the fourth quarter of 2014 and up 3.0 percent (+/- 0.8%) from the first quarter of 2014.

1st Qtr 2015: +0.4* % change
4th Qtr 2014 (r): +1.3 % change

June 15, 2015 10:01:00 AM

After-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $23.0 billion for the first quarter 2015 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2015), down $0.6 (+/- 0.1) billion from fourth quarter 2014 (the 3 months ending January 31, 2015).

1st Qtr 2015: -0.6 $ billion
4th Qtr 2014 (r): +7.2 $ billion

June 8, 2015 10:02:00 AM

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $128.6 billion for the first quarter of 2015, down $22.6 (+/- 0.2) billion from fourth quarter of 2014.

1st Qtr 2015: -22.6 $ billion
4th Qtr 2014 (r): -12.4 $ billion

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