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Gross Domestic Product, Gross Domestic Product (Third Estimate), Corporate Profits (Revised), and GDP by Industry, Third Quarter 2020

3rd quarter 2020

33.4 3rd quarter 2020
% change
-31.4 2nd quarter 2020
% change

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 33.4 percent in the third quarter of 2020, as efforts continued to reopen businesses and resume activities that were postponed or restricted due to COVID-19. The change was 0.3 percentage point higher than the "second" estimate released in November. In the second quarter of 2020, real GDP decreased 31.4 percent.Profits increased 27.4 percent at a quarterly rate in the third quarter after decreasing 10.3 percent in the second quarter. Corporate profits increased 3.5 percent in the third quarter from one year ago. Profits were boosted by provisions from the Paycheck Protection Program.Private goods-producing industries increased 47.2 percent, private services-producing industries increased 35.1 percent, and government increased 10.1 percent. Overall, 21 of 22 industry groups contributed to the third-quarter increase in real GDP. Mining decreased in the third quarter. Full Text


Current Release
December 22, 2020


Gross Domestic Product, Gross Domestic Product (Third Estimate), Corporate Profits (Revised), and GDP by Industry, Third Quarter 2020

3rd quarter 2020

33.4 3rd quarter 2020
% change
-31.4 2nd quarter 2020
% change

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 33.4 percent in the third quarter of 2020, as efforts continued to reopen businesses and resume activities that were postponed or restricted due to COVID-19. The change was 0.3 percentage point higher than the "second" estimate released in November. In the second quarter of 2020, real GDP decreased 31.4 percent.Profits increased 27.4 percent at a quarterly rate in the third quarter after decreasing 10.3 percent in the second quarter. Corporate profits increased 3.5 percent in the third quarter from one year ago. Profits were boosted by provisions from the Paycheck Protection Program.Private goods-producing industries increased 47.2 percent, private services-producing industries increased 35.1 percent, and government increased 10.1 percent. Overall, 21 of 22 industry groups contributed to the third-quarter increase in real GDP. Mining decreased in the third quarter. Full Text


Current Release
December 22, 2020


U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services

February 2021

71.1° February 2021
$ billion
67.8° January 2021 (r)
$ billion

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $71.1 billion in February from $67.8 billion in January (revised), as exports decreased more than imports.


Current Release
April 07, 2021


Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

February 2021

-0.8° February 2021
% change
+2.7° January 2021 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured goods in February decreased $4.1 billion or 0.8 percent to $505.7 billion.


Current Release
April 05, 2021


Construction Spending

February 2021

-0.8 February 2021
% change
+1.2* January 2021 (r)
% change

Total construction activity for February 2021 ($1,516.9 billion) was 0.8 percent (+/-0.7 percent) below the revised January 2021 ($1,529.0 billion).


Current Release
April 01, 2021


Advance Monthly Wholesale Inventories

February 2021

+0.5 February 2021
% change in Inventories
+1.4 January 2021 (r)
% change in Inventories

February end-of-month inventories were $681.1 billion, up 0.5 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month.


Current Release
March 26, 2021


Advance U.S. International Trade in Goods

February 2021

86.7° February 2021
$ billion
84.6° January 2021
$ billion

The advance international trade deficit in goods increased to $86.7 billion in February from $84.6 billion in January as exports decreased more than imports.


Current Release
March 26, 2021


Advance Monthly Retail Inventories

February 2021

0.0* February 2021
% change in Inventories
-0.3 January 2021 (r)
% change in Inventories

February 2021 end-of-month inventories were $625.9 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.2%)* from last month.


Current Release
March 26, 2021


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

February 2021

-1.1° February 2021
% change
+3.5° January 2021 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured durable goods in February decreased $2.9 billion or 1.1 percent to $254.0 billion.


Current Release
March 24, 2021


New Residential Sales

February 2021

-18.2 February 2021
% change
+3.2* January 2021 (r)
% change

Sales of new single-family houses in February 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 775,000. This is 18.2 percent (+/- 13.9%) below the revised January 2021 estimate of 948,000.


Current Release
March 23, 2021


Quarterly Financial Report - Retail Trade

4th Qtr 2020

-8.7 4th Qtr 2020
$ billion
+4.4 3rd Qtr 2020 (r)
$ billion

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $34.2 billion for the fourth quarter 2020 (the 3 months ending January 31, 2021), down $8.7 (+/- 0.3) billion from third quarter 2020 (the 3 months ending October 31, 2020).


Current Release
March 22, 2021


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

4th Qtr 2020

-6.3 4th Qtr 2020
$ billion
+116.0 3rd Qtr 2020 (r)
$ billion

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $144.1 billion for the fourth quarter of 2020, down $6.3 (+/- 1.3) billion from third quarter of 2020.


Current Release
March 22, 2021


New Residential Construction

February 2021

-10.3* February 2021
% change
-5.1* January 2021 (r)
% change

Privately-owned housing starts in February 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,421,000. This is 10.3 percent (+/- 10.5%)* below the revised January 2021 estimate of 1,584,000.


Current Release
March 17, 2021


Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

January 2021

+0.3 January 2021
% change in Inventories
+0.8 December 2020 (r)
% change in Inventories

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for January 2021 were $1,982.4 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,568.5 billion, up 4.7 percent (+/- 0.3 percent) from last month.


Current Release
March 16, 2021


Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services

February 2021

-3.0 February 2021
% change
+7.6 January 2021 (r)
% change

U.S. retail and food services sales for February 2021 were $561.7 billion, a decrease of 3.0 percent (+/-0.5%) from the previous month.


Current Release
March 16, 2021


Quarterly Services Survey

4th Qtr 2020

+4.6 4th Qtr 2020
% change
+8.0 3rd Qtr 2020 (r)
% change

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $4,106.5 billion, an increase of 4.6 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the third quarter of 2020 and down 0.6 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the fourth quarter of 2019.


Current Release
March 12, 2021


Business Formation Statistics

February 2021

-13.4° February 2021
% change
+42.1° January 2021 (r)
% change

Total U.S. Business Applications were 423,095 in February 2021, down 13.4% from January 2021.


Current Release
March 10, 2021


Monthly Wholesale Trade

January 2021

+1.3 January 2021
% change in Inventories
+0.6 December 2020 (r)
% change in Inventories

January 2021 sales of merchant wholesalers were $531.7 billion, up 4.9 percent (+/- 0.7 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $661.7 billion, up 1.3 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month.


Current Release
March 08, 2021


Rental Vacancy Rate

4th Qtr 2020

+6.5* 4th Qtr 2020
percent
+6.4 4th Qtr 2019
percent

The rental vacancy rate in the fourth quarter 2020, 6.5 percent, was not statistically different from the rate in the fourth quarter 2019. The rental vacancy rate in the South was lower than the fourth quarter 2019 rate. The rental vacancy rates in the Northeast, Midwest, and West were not statistically different from the fourth quarter 2019 rates.


Current Release
February 02, 2021


Homeownership Rate

4th Qtr 2020

+65.8 4th Qtr 2020
percent
+65.1 4th Qtr 2019
percent

The homeownership rate in the fourth quarter 2020, 65.8 percent, was higher than the rate in the fourth quarter 2019. The homeownership rates in the Midwest and South were higher than the fourth quarter 2019 rates. The homeownership rates in the Northeast and West were not statistically different from the fourth quarter 2019 rate.


Current Release
February 02, 2021