Economic indicators dashboard

Gross Domestic Product, 3rd quarter 2018 (advance estimate)

3rd Quarter 2018

3.5 3rd Quarter 2018
% change
4.2 2nd Quarter 2018
% change

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2018, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter of 2018, real GDP increased 4.2 percent. Full Text


Current Release
October 26, 2018


Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

September 2018

+0.3 September 2018
% change in Inventories
+0.5 August 2018 (r)
% change in Inventories

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for September 2018 were $1,967.5 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,468.0 billion, up 0.4 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
November 15, 2018


Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services

October 2018

+0.8 October 2018
% change
-0.1* September 2018 (r)
% change

U.S. retail and food services sales for October 2018 were $511.5 billion, an increase of 0.8 percent (+/-0.5%) from the previous month.


Current Release
November 15, 2018


Monthly Wholesale Trade

September 2018

+0.4* September 2018
% change in Inventories
+0.9 August 2018 (r)
% change in Inventories

September 2018 sales of merchant wholesalers were $511.2 billion, up 0.2 percent (+/- 0.5 percent)* from last month. End-of-month inventories were $644.6 billion, up 0.4 percent (+/- 0.4 percent)* from last month.


Current Release
November 09, 2018


Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

September 2018

+0.7° September 2018
% change
+2.6° August 2018 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured goods in September increased $3.4 billion or 0.7 percent to $515.3 billion.


Current Release
November 02, 2018


U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services

September 2018

54.0° September 2018
$ billion
53.3° August 2018 (r)
$ billion

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $54.0 billion in September from $53.3 billion in August (revised), as imports increased more than exports.


Current Release
November 02, 2018


Construction Spending

September 2018

+0.0* September 2018
% change
+0.8* August 2018 (r)
% change

Total construction activity for September 2018 ($1,329.5 billion) was nearly the same as (+/-1.5 percent)* the revised August 2018 ($1,328.8 billion).


Current Release
November 01, 2018


Homeownership Rate

3rd Qtr 2018

+64.4* 3rd Qtr 2018
percent
+63.9 3rd Qtr 2017
percent

The homeownership rate in the third quarter 2018, 64.4 percent, was not statistically different from the rate in the third quarter 2017 (63.9 percent). The homeownership rate in the West was higher than in the third quarter 2017, while rates in the Northeast, Midwest, and South were not statistically different from the rates in the third quarter 2017.


Current Release
October 30, 2018


Rental Vacancy Rate

3rd Qtr 2018

+7.1 3rd Qtr 2018
percent
+7.5 3rd Qtr 2017
percent

The rental vacancy rate in the third quarter 2018, 7.1 percent, was lower than the rate in the third quarter 2017 (7.5 percent). The rental vacancy rates in the South and West were lower than in the third quarter 2017, while rates in the Northeast and Midwest were not statistically different from the third quarter 2017 rates.


Current Release
October 30, 2018


Advance U.S. International Trade in Goods

September 2018

76.0° September 2018
$ billion
75.5° August 2018
$ billion

The advance international trade deficit in goods increased to $76.0 billion in September from $75.5 billion in August as imports increased more than exports


Current Release
October 30, 2018


Advance Monthly Wholesale Inventories

September 2018

+0.3 September 2018
% change in Inventories
+0.9 August 2018 (r)
% change in Inventories

September end-of-month inventories were $644.1 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
October 25, 2018


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

September 2018

+0.8° September 2018
% change
+4.6° August 2018 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured durable goods in September increased $2.0 billion or 0.8 percent to $262.1 billion.


Current Release
October 25, 2018


Advance Monthly Retail Inventories

September 2018

+0.1* September 2018
% change in Inventories
+0.6 August 2018 (r)
% change in Inventories

September 2018 end-of-month inventories were $642.1 billion, up 0.1 percent (+/- 0.2%)* from last month.


Current Release
October 25, 2018


New Residential Sales

September 2018

-5.5* September 2018
% change
-3.0* August 2018 (r)
% change

Sales of new single-family houses in September 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 553,000. This is 5.5 percent (+/- 12.1%)* below the revised August 2018 estimate of 585,000.


Current Release
October 24, 2018


New Residential Construction

September 2018

-5.3* September 2018
% change
+7.1* August 2018 (r)
% change

Privately-owned housing starts in September 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,201,000. This is 5.3 percent (+/- 11.3%)* below the revised August 2018 estimate of 1,268,000.


Current Release
October 17, 2018


Quarterly Services Survey

2nd Qtr 2018

+3.2 2nd Qtr 2018
% change
-1.3 1st Qtr 2018
% change

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the second quarter of 2018, not adjusted for seasonal variation or price changes, was $3,863.4 billion, an increase of 3.2 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the first quarter of 2018 and up 5.3 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the second quarter of 2017. The first quarter of 2018 to second quarter of 2018 percentage change was not revised from the advance estimate.


Current Release
September 07, 2018


Quarterly Financial Report - Retail Trade

2nd Qtr 2018

-5.1 2nd Qtr 2018
$ billion
-3.6 1st Qtr 2018 (r)
$ billion

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $20.7 billion for the second quarter 2018 (the 3 months ending July 31, 2018), down $5.1 (+/- 0.1) billion from first quarter 2018 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2018).


Current Release
September 05, 2018


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

2nd Qtr 2018

+24.9 2nd Qtr 2018
$ billion
+43.5 1st Qtr 2018 (r)
$ billion

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $180.5 billion for the second quarter of 2018, up $24.9 (+/- 0.3) billion from first quarter of 2018.


Current Release
September 05, 2018