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Gross Domestic Product, 3rd quarter 2019 (third estimate); Corporate Profits, 3rd quarter 2019 (revised estimate)

3rd quarter 2019

2.1 3rd quarter 2019
% change
2.0 2nd quarter 2019
% change

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.1 percent in the third quarter of 2019, according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 2.0 percent. Full Text


Current Release
December 20, 2019


New Residential Construction

December 2019

+16.9 December 2019
% change
+2.6* November 2019 (r)
% change

Privately-owned housing starts in December 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,608,000. This is 16.9 percent (+/- 12.8%) above the revised November 2019 estimate of 1,375,000.


Current Release
January 17, 2020


Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

November 2019

-0.2 November 2019
% change in Inventories
+0.1* October 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for November 2019 were $2,037.4 billion, down 0.2 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,465.7 billion, up 0.7 percent (+/-0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
January 16, 2020


Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services

December 2019

+0.3* December 2019
% change
+0.3* November 2019 (r)
% change

U.S. retail and food services sales for December 2019 were $529.6 billion, an increase of 0.3 percent (+/-0.4%)* from the previous month.


Current Release
January 16, 2020


Business Formation Statistics

4th Qtr 2019

+3.4° 4th Qtr 2019
% change
-0.3° 3rd Qtr 2019 (r)
% change

Total U.S. Business Applications were 891,286 in the fourth quarter of 2019, up 3.4% from third quarter 2019.


Current Release
January 15, 2020


Monthly Wholesale Trade

November 2019

-0.1* November 2019
% change in Inventories
+0.1* October 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

November 2019 sales of merchant wholesalers were $500.7 billion, up 1.5 percent (+/- 0.5 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $674.9 billion, down 0.1 percent (+/- 0.2 percent)* from last month.


Current Release
January 10, 2020


Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

November 2019

-0.7° November 2019
% change
+0.2° October 2019 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured goods in November decreased $3.6 billion or 0.7 percent to $493.0 billion.


Current Release
January 07, 2020


U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services

November 2019

43.1° November 2019
$ billion
46.9° October 2019 (r)
$ billion

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $43.1 billion in November from $46.9 billion in October (revised), as exports increased and imports decreased.


Current Release
January 07, 2020


Construction Spending

November 2019

+0.6* November 2019
% change
+0.1* October 2019 (r)
% change

Total construction activity for November 2019 ($1,324.1 billion) was 0.6 percent (+/-1.0 percent)* above the revised October 2019 ($1,316.8 billion).


Current Release
January 03, 2020


Advance Monthly Wholesale Inventories

November 2019

0.0* November 2019
% change in Inventories
0.0* October 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

November end-of-month inventories were $674.7 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.2 percent)* from last month.


Current Release
December 30, 2019


Advance U.S. International Trade in Goods

November 2019

63.2° November 2019
$ billion
66.8° October 2019
$ billion

The advance international trade deficit in goods decreased to $63.2 billion in November from $66.8 billion in October as exports increased and imports decreased.


Current Release
December 30, 2019


Advance Monthly Retail Inventories

November 2019

-0.7 November 2019
% change in Inventories
+0.1* October 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

November 2019 end-of-month inventories were $661.9 billion, down 0.7 percent (+/- 0.2%) from last month.


Current Release
December 30, 2019


New Residential Sales

November 2019

+1.3* November 2019
% change
-2.7* October 2019 (r)
% change

Sales of new single-family houses in November 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 719,000. This is 1.3 percent (+/- 11.0%)* above the revised October 2019 estimate of 710,000.


Current Release
December 23, 2019


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

November 2019

-2.0° November 2019
% change
+0.2° October 2019 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured durable goods in November decreased $5.0 billion or 2.0 percent to $242.6 billion.


Current Release
December 23, 2019


Quarterly Services Survey

3rd Qtr 2019

+1.5 3rd Qtr 2019
% change
+1.2 2nd Qtr 2019 (r)
% change

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the third quarter of 2019, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $4,105.2 billion, an increase of 1.5 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from the second quarter of 2019 and up 4.9 percent (+/- 0.6 percent) from the third quarter of 2018.


Current Release
December 11, 2019


Quarterly Financial Report - Retail Trade

3rd Qtr 2019

-2.8 3rd Qtr 2019
$ billion
+1.2 2nd Qtr 2019 (r)
$ billion

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $25.7 billion for the third quarter 2019 (the 3 months ending October 31, 2019), down $2.8 (+/- 0.2) billion from second quarter 2019 (the 3 months ending July 31, 2019).


Current Release
December 03, 2019


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

3rd Qtr 2019

+5.1 3rd Qtr 2019
$ billion
-15.2 2nd Qtr 2019 (r)
$ billion

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $149.1 billion for the third quarter of 2019, up $5.1 (+/- 0.8) billion from second quarter of 2019.


Current Release
December 03, 2019


Rental Vacancy Rate

3rd Qtr 2019

+6.8* 3rd Qtr 2019
percent
+7.1 3rd Qtr 2018
percent

The rental vacancy rate in the third quarter 2019, 6.8 percent, was not statistically different from the rate in the third quarter 2018. The rental vacancy rates in each region were not statistically different from the third quarter 2018 rates.


Current Release
October 29, 2019


Homeownership Rate

3rd Qtr 2019

+64.8* 3rd Qtr 2019
percent
+64.4 3rd Qtr 2018
percent

The homeownership rate in the third quarter 2019, 64.8 percent, was not statistically different from the rate in the third quarter 2018. The homeownership rates in the South was higher than the rate in the third quarter 2018, while rates in the Northeast, Midwest, and West were not statistically different from the third quarter 2018 rates.


Current Release
October 29, 2019