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Gross Domestic Product, 1st Quarter 2020 (Third Estimate); Corporate Profits, 1st Quarter 2020 (Revised Estimate)

1st quarter 2020

5.0 1st quarter 2020
% change
2.1 4th quarter 2019
% change

Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased 5.0 percent in the first quarter of 2020, according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The decline is the same as in the "second" estimate released in May. In the fourth quarter of 2019, real GDP increased 2.1 percent. Full Text


Current Release
June 25, 2020


Advance U.S. International Trade in Goods

May 2020

74.3° May 2020
$ billion
70.7° April 2020
$ billion

The advance international trade deficit in goods increased to $74.3 billion in May from $70.7 billion in April as exports decreased more than imports.


Current Release
June 25, 2020


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

May 2020

+15.8° May 2020
% change
-18.1° April 2020 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured durable goods in May increased $26.6 billion or 15.8 percent to $194.4 billion.


Current Release
June 25, 2020


Advance Monthly Wholesale Inventories

May 2020

-1.2 May 2020
% change in Inventories
+0.2* April 2020 (r)
% change in Inventories

May end-of-month inventories were $642.2 billion, down 1.2 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
June 25, 2020


Advance Monthly Retail Inventories

May 2020

-6.1 May 2020
% change in Inventories
-3.8 April 2020 (r)
% change in Inventories

May 2020 end-of-month inventories were $604.5 billion, down 6.1 percent (+/- 0.2%) from last month.


Current Release
June 25, 2020


New Residential Sales

May 2020

+16.6 May 2020
% change
-5.2* April 2020 (r)
% change

Sales of new single-family houses in May 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 676,000. This is 16.6 percent (+/- 15.5%) above the revised April 2020 estimate of 580,000.


Current Release
June 23, 2020


New Residential Construction

May 2020

+4.3* May 2020
% change
-26.4 April 2020 (r)
% change

Privately-owned housing starts in May 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 974,000. This is 4.3 percent (+/- 15.5%)* above the revised April 2020 estimate of 934,000.


Current Release
June 17, 2020


Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

April 2020

-1.3 April 2020
% change in Inventories
-0.3 March 2020 (r)
% change in Inventories

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for April 2020 were $1,981.2 billion, down 1.3 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,184.8 billion, down 14.4 percent (+/-0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
June 16, 2020


Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services

May 2020

+17.7 May 2020
% change
-14.7 April 2020 (r)
% change

U.S. retail and food services sales for May 2020 were $485.5 billion, an increase of 17.7 percent (+/-0.5%) from the previous month.


Current Release
June 16, 2020


Quarterly Services Survey

1st Qtr 2020

-2.9 1st Qtr 2020
% change
+1.0 4th Qtr 2019 (r)
% change

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the first quarter of 2020, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $4,008.5 billion, a decrease of 2.9 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the fourth quarter of 2019 and up 0.8 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the first quarter of 2019.


Current Release
June 11, 2020


Monthly Wholesale Trade

April 2020

+0.3 April 2020
% change in Inventories
-1.1 March 2020 (r)
% change in Inventories

April 2020 sales of merchant wholesalers were $395.4 billion, down 16.9 percent (+/- 0.5 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $650.4 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
June 09, 2020


Quarterly Financial Report - Retail Trade

1st Qtr 2020

-5.6 1st Qtr 2020
$ billion
+5.1 4th Qtr 2019 (r)
$ billion

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $24.0 billion for the first quarter 2020 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2020), down $5.6 (+/- 0.2) billion from fourth quarter 2019 (the 3 months ending January 31, 2020).


Current Release
June 08, 2020


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

1st Qtr 2020

-38.8 1st Qtr 2020
$ billion
+4.9 4th Qtr 2019 (r)
$ billion

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $111.7 billion for the first quarter of 2020, down $38.8 (+/- 0.3) billion from fourth quarter of 2019.


Current Release
June 08, 2020


U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services

April 2020

49.4° April 2020
$ billion
42.3° March 2020 (r)
$ billion

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $49.4 billion in April from $42.3 billion in March (revised), as exports decreased more than imports.


Current Release
June 04, 2020


Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

April 2020

-13.0° April 2020
% change
-11.0° March 2020 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured goods in April decreased $57.5 billion or 13.0 percent to $384.3 billion.


Current Release
June 03, 2020


Construction Spending

April 2020

-2.9 April 2020
% change
+0.0* March 2020 (r)
% change

Total construction activity for April 2020 ($1,346.2 billion) was 2.9 percent (+/-0.8 percent) below the revised March 2020 ($1,386.6 billion).


Current Release
June 01, 2020


Rental Vacancy Rate

1st Qtr 2020

+6.6 1st Qtr 2020
percent
+7.0 1st Qtr 2019
percent

The rental vacancy rate in the first quarter 2020, 6.6 percent, was lower than the rate in the first quarter 2019. The rental vacancy rate in the South was lower than the first quarter 2019 rates. Rental vacancy rates in the Northeast, Midwest, and West were not statistically different from the first quarter 2019 rates.


Current Release
April 28, 2020


Homeownership Rate

1st Qtr 2020

+65.3 1st Qtr 2020
percent
+64.2 1st Qtr 2019
percent

The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2020, 65.3 percent, was higher than the rate in the first quarter 2019. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest, and South were higher than the first quarter 2019 rates. The rate in the West was not statistically different from the first quarter 2019 rate.


Current Release
April 28, 2020


Business Formation Statistics

1st Qtr 2020

-4.5° 1st Qtr 2020
% change
+2.5° 4th Qtr 2019 (r)
% change

Total U.S. Business Applications were 842,614 in the first quarter of 2020, down 4.5% from fourth quarter 2019.


Current Release
April 15, 2020