Economic indicators dashboard

Gross Domestic Product, 1st quarter 2019 (advance estimate)

1st quarter 2019

3.2 1st quarter 2019
% change
2.2 4th quarter 2018
% change

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2018, real GDP increased 2.2 percent. Full Text


Current Release
April 26, 2019


Quarterly Services Survey

1st Qtr 2019

+0.9 1st Qtr 2019
% change
+1.2 4th Qtr 2018 (r)
% change

Advance ReportThe estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the first quarter of 2019, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $3,996.9 billion, an increase of 0.9 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the fourth quarter of 2018 and up 5.6 percent (+/- 0.6 percent) from the first quarter of 2018. The third quarter of 2018 to fourth quarter of 2018 percent change was not revised from the preliminary estimate of 1.2 percent (+/- 0.2 percent).


Current Release
May 17, 2019


New Residential Construction

April 2019

+5.7* April 2019
% change
+1.7* March 2019 (r)
% change

Privately-owned housing starts in April 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,235,000. This is 5.7 percent (+/- 13.0%)* above the revised March 2019 estimate of 1,168,000.


Current Release
May 16, 2019


Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

March 2019

0.0* March 2019
% change in Inventories
+0.3 February 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for March 2019 were $2,018.1 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.1 percent)* from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,470.1 billion, up 1.6 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
May 15, 2019


Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services

April 2019

-0.2* April 2019
% change
+1.7 March 2019 (r)
% change

U.S. retail and food services sales for April 2019 were $513.4 billion, a decrease of 0.2 percent (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.


Current Release
May 15, 2019


Monthly Wholesale Trade

March 2019

-0.1* March 2019
% change in Inventories
+0.4 February 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

March 2019 sales of merchant wholesalers were $507.4 billion, up 2.3 percent (+/- 0.5 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $669.8 billion, down 0.1 percent (+/- 0.4 percent)* from last month.


Current Release
May 09, 2019


U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services

March 2019

50.0° March 2019
$ billion
49.3° February 2019 (r)
$ billion

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $50.0 billion in March from $49.3 billion in February (revised), as imports increased more than exports.


Current Release
May 09, 2019


Advance Monthly Retail Inventories

March 2019

-0.3 March 2019
% change in Inventories
+0.2* February 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

March 2019 end-of-month inventories were $657.3 billion, down 0.3 percent (+/- 0.2%) from last month.


Current Release
May 03, 2019


Advance U.S. International Trade in Goods

March 2019

71.4° March 2019
$ billion
70.9° February 2019
$ billion

The advance international trade deficit in goods increased to $71.4 billion in March from $70.9 billion in February as imports increased more than exports.


Current Release
May 03, 2019


Advance Monthly Wholesale Inventories

March 2019

0.0* March 2019
% change in Inventories
+0.1* February 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

March end-of-month inventories were $668.2 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.2 percent)* from last month.


Current Release
May 03, 2019


Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

March 2019

+1.9° March 2019
% change
-0.3° February 2019 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured goods in March increased $9.3 billion or 1.9 percent to $508.2 billion.


Current Release
May 16, 2019


Construction Spending

March 2019

-0.9* March 2019
% change
+0.7* February 2019 (r)
% change

Total construction activity for March 2019 ($1,282.2 billion) was 0.9 percent (+/-1.0 percent)* below the revised February 2019 ($1,293.3 billion).


Current Release
May 01, 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


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

March 2019

+2.7° March 2019
% change
-1.1° February 2019 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $6.8 billion or 2.7 percent to $258.5 billion.


Current Release
April 25, 2019


New Residential Sales

March 2019

+4.5* March 2019
% change
+5.9* February 2019 (r)
% change

Sales of new single-family houses in March 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 692,000. This is 4.5 percent (+/- 17.6%)* above the revised February 2019 estimate of 662,000.


Current Release
April 23, 2019


Quarterly Financial Report - Retail Trade

4th Qtr 2018

-3.4 4th Qtr 2018
$ billion
+2.4 3rd Qtr 2018 (r)
$ billion

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $20.0 billion for the fourth quarter 2018 (the 3 months ending January 31, 2019), down $3.4 (+/- 0.3) billion from third quarter 2018 (the 3 months ending October 31, 2018).


Current Release
March 18, 2019


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

4th Qtr 2018

-1.7 4th Qtr 2018
$ billion
-25.3 3rd Qtr 2018 (r)
$ billion

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $154.5 billion for the fourth quarter of 2018, down $1.7 (+/- 1.1) billion from third quarter of 2018.


Current Release
March 18, 2019