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Gross Domestic Product, 3rd quarter 2018 (second estimate): Corporate Profits, 3rd quarter 2018 (preliminary estimate)

3rd Quarter 2018

3.5 3rd Quarter 2018
% change
4.2 October 26, 2018
% change

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2018 (table 1), according to the "second" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 4.2 percent. Full Text


Current Release
November 28, 2018


Monthly Wholesale Trade

October 2018

+0.8 October 2018
% change in Inventories
+0.7 September 2018 (r)
% change in Inventories

October 2018 sales of merchant wholesalers were $510.1 billion, down 0.2 percent (+/- 0.5 percent)* from last month. End-of-month inventories were $652.1 billion, up 0.8 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month.


Current Release
December 07, 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
December 06, 2018


Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

October 2018

-2.1° October 2018
% change
+0.2° September 2018 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured goods in October decreased $10.5 billion or 2.1 percent to $502.7 billion.


Current Release
December 06, 2018


U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services

October 2018

55.5° October 2018
$ billion
54.6° September 2018 (r)
$ billion

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $55.5 billion in October from $54.6 billion in September (revised), as exports decreased and imports increased.


Current Release
December 06, 2018


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


Construction Spending

October 2018

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

Total construction activity for October 2018 ($1,308.8 billion) was 0.1 percent (+/-1.5 percent)* below the revised September 2018 ($1,310.8 billion).


Current Release
December 03, 2018


New Residential Sales

October 2018

-8.9* October 2018
% change
+1.0* September 2018 (r)
% change

Sales of new single-family houses in October 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000. This is 8.9 percent (+/- 13.7%)* below the revised September 2018 estimate of 597,000.


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 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 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


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

October 2018

-4.4° October 2018
% change
-0.1° September 2018 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured durable goods in October decreased $11.5 billion or 4.4 percent to $248.5 billion.


Current Release
November 21, 2018


New Residential Construction

October 2018

+1.5* October 2018
% change
-5.5* September 2018 (r)
% change

Privately-owned housing starts in October 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,228,000. This is 1.5 percent (+/- 12.9%)* above the revised September 2018 estimate of 1,210,000.


Current Release
November 20, 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


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