Economic indicators dashboard

Gross Domestic Product, 3rd quarter 2018 (third estimate); Corporate Profits, 3rd quarter 2018 (revised estimate)

3rd quarter 2018

3.4 3rd quarter 2018
% change
4.2 2nd quarter 2018
% change

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 3.4 percent in the third quarter of 2018, according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The growth rate was revised down 0.1 percentage point from the "second" estimate released in November. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 4.2 percent. Full Text


Current Release
December 21, 2018


Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

November 2018

-0.1* November 2018
% change in Inventories
+0.6 October 2018 (r)
% change in Inventories

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for November 2018 were $1,980.5 billion, down 0.1 percent (+/- 0.1 percent)* from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,462.5 billion, down 0.3 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
February 14, 2019


Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services

December 2018

-1.2 December 2018
% change
+0.1* November 2018 (r)
% change

U.S. retail and food services sales for December 2018 were $505.8 billion, a decrease of 1.2 percent (+/-0.5%) from the previous month.


Current Release
February 14, 2019


U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services

November 2018

49.3° November 2018
$ billion
55.7° October 2018 (r)
$ billion

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $49.3 billion in November from $55.7 billion in October (revised), as imports decreased more than exports.


Current Release
February 06, 2019


Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

November 2018

-0.6° November 2018
% change
-2.1° October 2018 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured goods in November decreased $3.1 billion or 0.6 percent to $499.2 billion.


Current Release
February 04, 2019


Monthly Wholesale Trade

November 2018

+0.3 November 2018
% change in Inventories
+0.9 October 2018 (r)
% change in Inventories

November 2018 sales of merchant wholesalers were $505.3 billion, down 0.6 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $654.0 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
February 11, 2019


Construction Spending

November 2018

+0.8* November 2018
% change
+0.1* October 2018 (r)
% change

Total construction activity for November 2018 ($1,299.9 billion) was 0.8 percent (+/-1.3 percent)* above the revised October 2018 ($1,289.7 billion).


Current Release
February 07, 2019


New Residential Sales

November 2018

+16.9* November 2018
% change
-8.3* October 2018 (r)
% change

Sales of new single-family houses in November 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 657,000. This is 16.9 percent (+/- 19.9%)* above the revised October 2018 estimate of 562,000.


Current Release
January 31, 2019


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

November 2018

+0.8° November 2018
% change
-4.3° October 2018 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured durable goods in November increased $1.9 billion or 0.8 percent to $250.8 billion.


Current Release
December 21, 2018


New Residential Construction

November 2018

+3.2* November 2018
% change
-1.6* October 2018 (r)
% change

Privately-owned housing starts in November 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,256,000. This is 3.2 percent (+/- 9.8%)* above the revised October 2018 estimate of 1,217,000.


Current Release
December 18, 2018


Quarterly Services Survey

3rd Qtr 2018

+1.9 3rd Qtr 2018
% change
+3.2 2nd Qtr 2018
% change

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the third quarter of 2018, not adjusted for seasonal variation or price changes, was $3,938.0 billion, an increase of 1.9 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the second quarter of 2018 and up 6.3 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the third quarter of 2017. The second quarter of 2018 to third quarter of 2018 percentage change was revised from the advance estimate of 2.0 percent (+/- 0.4 percent).


Current Release
February 06, 2019


Quarterly Financial Report - Retail Trade

3rd Qtr 2018

+2.2 3rd Qtr 2018
$ billion
-3.0 2nd Qtr 2018 (r)
$ billion

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $23.6 billion for the third quarter 2018 (the 3 months ending October 31, 2018), up $2.2 (+/- 0.2) billion from second quarter 2018 (the 3 months ending July 31, 2018).


Current Release
December 04, 2018


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

3rd Qtr 2018

-24.5 3rd Qtr 2018
$ billion
+23.2 2nd Qtr 2018 (r)
$ billion

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $158.1 billion for the third quarter of 2018, down $24.5 (+/- 0.5) billion from second quarter of 2018.


Current Release
December 04, 2018


Advance U.S. International Trade in Goods

October 2018

77.2° October 2018
$ billion
76.3° September 2018
$ billion

The advance international trade deficit in goods increased to $77.2 billion in October from $76.3 billion in September as exports decreased and imports increased.


Current Release
November 28, 2018


Advance Monthly Retail Inventories

October 2018

+0.9 October 2018
% change in Inventories
+0.1* September 2018 (r)
% change in Inventories

October 2018 end-of-month inventories were $648.5 billion, up 0.9 percent (+/- 0.2%) from last month.


Current Release
November 28, 2018


Advance Monthly Wholesale Inventories

October 2018

+0.7 October 2018
% change in Inventories
+0.6 September 2018 (r)
% change in Inventories

October end-of-month inventories were $650.4 billion, up 0.7 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month.


Current Release
November 28, 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
February 06, 2019


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
February 06, 2019