Economic indicators dashboard

Gross Domestic Product, 2nd Quarter 2020 (Advance Estimate) and Annual Update

2nd quarter 2020

32.9 2nd quarter 2020
% change
-5.0 1st quarter 2020
% change

Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of 32.9 percent in the second quarter of 2020, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter of 2020, real GDP decreased 5.0 percent. Full Text


Current Release
July 30, 2020


Construction Spending

June 2020

-0.7* June 2020
% change
-1.7* May 2020 (r)
% change

Total construction activity for June 2020 ($1,355.2 billion) was 0.7 percent (+/-1.2 percent)* below the revised May 2020 ($1,364.7 billion).


Current Release
August 03, 2020


Advance U.S. International Trade in Goods

June 2020

70.6° June 2020
$ billion
75.3° May 2020
$ billion

The advance international trade deficit in goods decreased to $70.6 billion in June from $75.3 billion in May as exports increased more than imports.


Current Release
July 29, 2020


Advance Monthly Wholesale Inventories

June 2020

-2.0 June 2020
% change in Inventories
-1.2 May 2020 (r)
% change in Inventories

June end-of-month inventories were $629.6 billion, down 2.0 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
July 29, 2020


Advance Monthly Retail Inventories

June 2020

-2.6 June 2020
% change in Inventories
-6.2 May 2020 (r)
% change in Inventories

June 2020 end-of-month inventories were $588.2 billion, down 2.6 percent (+/- 0.2%) from last month.


Current Release
July 29, 2020


Rental Vacancy Rate

2nd Qtr 2020

+5.7 2nd Qtr 2020
percent
+6.8 2nd Qtr 2019
percent

The rental vacancy rate in the second quarter 2020, 5.7 percent, was lower than the rate in the second quarter 2019. The rental vacancy rates in the Northeast, South, and West were lower than the second quarter 2019 rates. The rental vacancy rate in the Midwest was not statistically different from the second quarter 2019 rates.


Current Release
July 28, 2020


Homeownership Rate

2nd Qtr 2020

+67.9 2nd Qtr 2020
percent
+64.1 2nd Qtr 2019
percent

The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2020, 67.9 percent, was higher than the rate in the second quarter 2019. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South, and West were higher than the second quarter 2019 rates.


Current Release
July 28, 2020


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

June 2020

+7.3° June 2020
% change
+15.1° May 2020 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured durable goods in June increased $14.0 billion or 7.3 percent to $206.9 billion.


Current Release
July 27, 2020


New Residential Sales

June 2020

+13.8* June 2020
% change
+19.4 May 2020 (r)
% change

Sales of new single-family houses in June 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 776,000. This is 13.8 percent (+/- 17.8%)* above the revised May 2020 estimate of 682,000.


Current Release
July 24, 2020


New Residential Construction

June 2020

+17.3 June 2020
% change
+8.2* May 2020 (r)
% change

Privately-owned housing starts in June 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,186,000. This is 17.3 percent (+/- 11.0%) above the revised May 2020 estimate of 1,011,000.


Current Release
July 17, 2020


Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

May 2020

-2.3 May 2020
% change in Inventories
-1.4 April 2020 (r)
% change in Inventories

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for May 2020 were $1,933.7 billion, down 2.3 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,284.3 billion, up 8.4 percent (+/-0.3 percent) from last month.


Current Release
July 16, 2020


Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services

June 2020

+7.5 June 2020
% change
+18.2 May 2020 (r)
% change

U.S. retail and food services sales for June 2020 were $524.3 billion, an increase of 7.5 percent (+/-0.5%) from the previous month.


Current Release
July 16, 2020


Business Formation Statistics

2nd Qtr 2020

+4.8° 2nd Qtr 2020
% change
-4.3° 1st Qtr 2020 (r)
% change

Total U.S. Business Applications were 883,174 in the second quarter of 2020, up 4.8% from first quarter 2020.


Current Release
July 15, 2020


Monthly Wholesale Trade

May 2020

-1.2 May 2020
% change in Inventories
+0.2* April 2020 (r)
% change in Inventories

May 2020 sales of merchant wholesalers were $419.1 billion, up 5.4 percent (+/- 0.7 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $642.5 billion, down 1.2 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
July 09, 2020


Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

May 2020

+8.0° May 2020
% change
-13.5° April 2020 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured goods in May increased $30.5 billion or 8.0 percent to $412.8 billion.


Current Release
July 02, 2020


U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services

May 2020

54.6° May 2020
$ billion
49.8° April 2020 (r)
$ billion

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $54.6 billion in May from $49.8 billion in April (revised), as exports decreased more than imports.


Current Release
July 02, 2020


Quarterly Services Survey

1st Qtr 2020

-2.9 1st Qtr 2020
% change
+1.0 4th Qtr 2019 (r)
% change

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the first quarter of 2020, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $4,008.5 billion, a decrease of 2.9 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the fourth quarter of 2019 and up 0.8 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the first quarter of 2019.


Current Release
June 11, 2020


Quarterly Financial Report - Retail Trade

1st Qtr 2020

-5.6 1st Qtr 2020
$ billion
+5.1 4th Qtr 2019 (r)
$ billion

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $24.0 billion for the first quarter 2020 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2020), down $5.6 (+/- 0.2) billion from fourth quarter 2019 (the 3 months ending January 31, 2020).


Current Release
June 08, 2020


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

1st Qtr 2020

-38.8 1st Qtr 2020
$ billion
+4.9 4th Qtr 2019 (r)
$ billion

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $111.7 billion for the first quarter of 2020, down $38.8 (+/- 0.3) billion from fourth quarter of 2019.


Current Release
June 08, 2020