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Gross Domestic Product, First Quarter 2019 (Third Estimate); Corporate Profits, First Quarter 2019 (Revised Estimate)

1st quarter 2019

3.1 1st quarter 2019
% change
2.2 4th quarter 2018
% change

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.1 percent in the first quarter of 2019, according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2018, real GDP increased 2.2 percent. Profits from current production (corporate profits with inventory valuation and capital consumption adjustments) decreased $59.3 billion in the first quarter, compared with a decrease of $9.7 billion in the fourth quarter. Full Text


Current Release
June 27, 2019


Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

May 2019

+0.3 May 2019
% change in Inventories
+0.5 April 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for May 2019 were $2,036.4 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,461.4 billion, up 0.2 percent (+/- 0.2 percent)* from last month.


Current Release
July 16, 2019


Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services

June 2019

+0.4* June 2019
% change
+0.4 May 2019 (r)
% change

U.S. retail and food services sales for June 2019 were $519.9 billion, an increase of 0.4 percent (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.


Current Release
July 16, 2019


Monthly Wholesale Trade

May 2019

+0.4 May 2019
% change in Inventories
+0.8 April 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

May 2019 sales of merchant wholesalers were $503.4 billion, up 0.1 percent (+/- 0.4 percent)* from last month. End-of-month inventories were $678.1 billion, up 0.4 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
July 10, 2019


Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

May 2019

-0.7° May 2019
% change
-1.2° April 2019 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured goods in May decreased $3.6 billion or 0.7 percent to $493.6 billion.


Current Release
July 03, 2019


U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services

May 2019

55.5° May 2019
$ billion
51.2° April 2019 (r)
$ billion

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $55.5 billion in May from $51.2 billion in April (revised), as imports increased more than exports.


Current Release
July 03, 2019


Construction Spending

May 2019

-0.8* May 2019
% change
+0.4* April 2019 (r)
% change

Total construction activity for May 2019 ($1,293.9 billion) was 0.8 percent (+/-1.2 percent)* below the revised April 2019 ($1,304.0 billion).


Current Release
July 01, 2019


Advance Monthly Wholesale Inventories

May 2019

+0.4 May 2019
% change in Inventories
+0.9 April 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

May end-of-month inventories were $678.7 billion, up 0.4 (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
June 26, 2019


Advance U.S. International Trade in Goods

May 2019

74.5° May 2019
$ billion
70.9° April 2019
$ billion

The advance international trade deficit in goods increased to $74.5 billion in May from $70.9 billion in April as imports increased more than exports.


Current Release
June 26, 2019


Advance Monthly Retail Inventories

May 2019

+0.5 May 2019
% change in Inventories
+0.6 April 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

May 2019 end-of-month inventories were $664.5 billion, up 0.5 percent (+/- 0.2%) from last month.


Current Release
June 26, 2019


Advance Report on Durable Goods Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

May 2019

-1.3° May 2019
% change
-2.8° April 2019 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured durable goods in May decreased $3.3 billion or 1.3 percent to $243.4 billion.


Current Release
June 26, 2019


New Residential Sales

May 2019

-7.8* May 2019
% change
-3.7* April 2019 (r)
% change

Sales of new single-family houses in May 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626,000. This is 7.8 percent (+/- 14.7%)* below the revised April 2019 estimate of 679,000.


Current Release
June 25, 2019


New Residential Construction

May 2019

-0.9* May 2019
% change
+6.8* April 2019 (r)
% change

Privately-owned housing starts in May 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,269,000. This is 0.9 percent (+/- 12.9%)* below the revised April 2019 estimate of 1,281,000.


Current Release
June 18, 2019


Quarterly Services Survey

1st Qtr 2019

+1.0 1st Qtr 2019
% change
+1.2 4th Qtr 2018
% change

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the first quarter of 2019, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $4,000.3 billion, an increase of 1.0 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the fourth quarter of 2018 and up 5.7 percent (+/- 0.6 percent) from the first quarter of 2018. The fourth quarter of 2018 to first quarter of 2019 percent change was revised from the advance estimate of 0.9 percent (+/- 0.4 percent).


Current Release
June 06, 2019


Quarterly Financial Report - Retail Trade

1st Qtr 2019

+10.0 1st Qtr 2019
$ billion
-3.8 4th Qtr 2018 (r)
$ billion

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $29.9 billion for the first quarter 2019 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2019), up $10.0 (+/- 0.1) billion from fourth quarter 2018 (the 3 months ending January 31, 2019).


Current Release
June 05, 2019


Quarterly Financial Report - Manufacturing, Mining, Wholesale Trade, and Selected Service Industries

1st Qtr 2019

+11.0 1st Qtr 2019
$ billion
-2.3 4th Qtr 2018 (r)
$ billion

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $164.2 billion for the first quarter of 2019, up $11.0 (+/- 0.4) billion from fourth quarter of 2018.


Current Release
June 05, 2019


Rental Vacancy Rate

1st Qtr 2019

+7.0* 1st Qtr 2019
percent
+7.0 1st Qtr 2018
percent

The rental vacancy rate in the first quarter 2019, 7.0 percent, was virtually unchanged from the rate in the first quarter 2018. The rental vacancy rate in the West was lower than the rate in the first quarter 2018, while rates in the Northeast, Midwest and South were not statistically different from the first quarter 2018 rates.


Current Release
April 25, 2019


Homeownership Rate

1st Qtr 2019

+64.2* 1st Qtr 2019
percent
+64.2 1st Qtr 2018
percent

The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2019, 64.2 percent, was virtually unchanged from the rate in the first quarter 2018. The homeownership rates in each region were not statistically different from the rates in the first quarter 2018.


Current Release
April 25, 2019


Business Formation Statistics

1st Qtr 2019

-0.9° 1st Qtr 2019
% change
0.0° 4th Qtr 2018 (r)
% change

Total U.S. Business Applications were 861,667 in the first quarter of 2019, down 0.9% from fourth quarter 2018.


Current Release
April 17, 2019