Key Economic Indicators

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
Wed, 24 Jun 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 -- decreased at an annual rate of 0.2 percent in the first quarter of 2015, according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter, real GDP increased 2.2 percent.

1st Quarter 2015: 0.2 % change
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 23, 2015 10:01:00 AM

Sales of new single-family houses in May 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 546,000. This is 2.2 percent (+/- 16.7%)* above the revised April 2015 estimate of 534,000.

May 2015: +2.2* % change
April 2015 (r): +8.1* % change

June 23, 2015 08:36:00 AM

New orders for manufactured durable goods in May decreased $4.1 billion or 1.8 percent to $228.9 billion.

May 2015: -1.8° % change
April 2015 (r): -1.5° % 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 16, 2015 08:31:00 AM

Privately-owned housing starts in May 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,036,000. This is 11.1 percent (+/- 10.4%) below the revised April 2015 estimate of 1,165,000.

May 2015: -11.1 % change
April 2015 (r): +22.1 % 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 11, 2015 10:01:00 AM

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for April 2015 were $1,793.2 billion, up 0.4 (+/- 0.1%) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,318.8 billion, up 0.6 (+/-0.2%) from last month.

April 2015: +0.4 % change in Inventories
March 2015 (r): +0.1* % change in Inventories

June 11, 2015 08:34:00 AM

U.S. retail and food services sales for May were $444.9 billion, an increase of 1.2 percent (+/-0.5%) from the previous month.

May 2015: +1.2 % change
April 2015 (r): +0.2* % change

June 9, 2015 10:01:00 AM

April 2015 sales of merchant wholesalers were $448.3 billion, up 1.6 percent (+/- 0.7%) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $576.9 billion, up 0.4 percent (+/- 0.4%)* from last month.

April 2015: +0.4* % change in Inventories
March 2015 (r): +0.2* % change in Inventories

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

June 3, 2015 08:33:00 AM

The Nation's international trade balance in goods and services increased to -$40.9 billion in April from -$50.6 billion in March (revised), as exports increased and imports decreased.

April 2015: -40.9° $ billion
March 2015 (r): -50.6° $ billion

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

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