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Gross Domestic Product, Gross Domestic Product (Third Estimate), Corporate Profits (Revised), and GDP by Industry, Third Quarter 2020

3rd quarter 2020

33.4 3rd quarter 2020
% change
-31.4 2nd quarter 2020
% change

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 33.4 percent in the third quarter of 2020, as efforts continued to reopen businesses and resume activities that were postponed or restricted due to COVID-19. The change was 0.3 percentage point higher than the "second" estimate released in November. In the second quarter of 2020, real GDP decreased 31.4 percent.Profits increased 27.4 percent at a quarterly rate in the third quarter after decreasing 10.3 percent in the second quarter. Corporate profits increased 3.5 percent in the third quarter from one year ago. Profits were boosted by provisions from the Paycheck Protection Program.Private goods-producing industries increased 47.2 percent, private services-producing industries increased 35.1 percent, and government increased 10.1 percent. Overall, 21 of 22 industry groups contributed to the third-quarter increase in real GDP. Mining decreased in the third quarter. Full Text


Current Release
December 22, 2020


Gross Domestic Product, Gross Domestic Product (Third Estimate), Corporate Profits (Revised), and GDP by Industry, Third Quarter 2020

3rd quarter 2020

33.4 3rd quarter 2020
% change
-31.4 2nd quarter 2020
% change

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 33.4 percent in the third quarter of 2020, as efforts continued to reopen businesses and resume activities that were postponed or restricted due to COVID-19. The change was 0.3 percentage point higher than the "second" estimate released in November. In the second quarter of 2020, real GDP decreased 31.4 percent.Profits increased 27.4 percent at a quarterly rate in the third quarter after decreasing 10.3 percent in the second quarter. Corporate profits increased 3.5 percent in the third quarter from one year ago. Profits were boosted by provisions from the Paycheck Protection Program.Private goods-producing industries increased 47.2 percent, private services-producing industries increased 35.1 percent, and government increased 10.1 percent. Overall, 21 of 22 industry groups contributed to the third-quarter increase in real GDP. Mining decreased in the third quarter. Full Text


Current Release
December 22, 2020


New Residential Sales

October 2021

+0.4* October 2021
% change
+7.1* September 2021 (r)
% change

Sales of new single-family houses in October 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 745,000. This is 0.4 percent (+/- 21.1%)* above the revised September 2021 estimate of 742,000.


Current Release
November 24, 2021


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

October 2021

-0.5° October 2021
% change
-0.4° September 2021 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured durable goods in October decreased $1.2 billion or 0.5 percent to $260.1 billion.


Current Release
November 24, 2021


Advance Monthly Wholesale Inventories

October 2021

+2.2 October 2021
% change in Inventories
+1.4 September 2021 (r)
% change in Inventories

October end-of-month inventories were $758.5 billion, up 2.2 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month.


Current Release
November 24, 2021


Advance U.S. International Trade in Goods

October 2021

82.9° October 2021
$ billion
97.0° September 2021
$ billion

The advance international trade deficit in goods decreased to $82.9 billion in October from $97.0 billion in September as exports increased more than imports.


Current Release
November 24, 2021


Advance Monthly Retail Inventories

October 2021

+0.1* October 2021
% change in Inventories
-0.2* September 2021 (r)
% change in Inventories

October 2021 end-of-month inventories were $603.6 billion, up 0.1 percent (+/- 0.2%)* from last month.


Current Release
November 24, 2021


Quarterly Services Survey

3rd Qtr 2021

+3.7 3rd Qtr 2021
% change
+3.8 2nd Qtr 2021 (r)
% change

Advance Report:Advance U.S. selected services total revenue for the third quarter of 2021, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $4,524.9 billion, an increase of 3.7 percent   (+/- 0.4 percent) from the second quarter of 2021 and up 15.2 percent (+/- 0.8 percent) from the third quarter of 2020.


Current Release
November 19, 2021


New Residential Construction

October 2021

-0.7* October 2021
% change
-2.7* September 2021 (r)
% change

Privately-owned housing starts in October 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,520,000. This is 0.7 percent (+/- 12.2%)* below the revised September 2021 estimate of 1,530,000.


Current Release
November 17, 2021


Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

September 2021

+0.7 September 2021
% change in Inventories
+0.8 August 2021 (r)
% change in Inventories

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for September 2021 were $2,101.8 billion, up 0.7 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,669.7 billion, up 0.9 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
November 16, 2021


Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services

October 2021

+1.7 October 2021
% change
+0.8 September 2021 (r)
% change

U.S. retail and food services sales for October 2021 were $638.2 billion, an increase of 1.7 percent (+/- 0.5 percent) from the previous month.


Current Release
November 16, 2021


Business Formation Statistics

October 2021

0.0° October 2021
% change
+0.8° September 2021 (r)
% change

Total U.S. Business Applications were 432,101 in October 2021, virtually unchanged from September 2021.


Current Release
November 10, 2021


Monthly Wholesale Trade

September 2021

+1.4 September 2021
% change in Inventories
+1.3 August 2021 (r)
% change in Inventories

September 2021 sales of merchant wholesalers were $603.1 billion, up 1.1 percent (+/- 0.5 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $742.2 billion, up 1.4 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month.


Current Release
November 10, 2021


U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services

September 2021

80.9° September 2021
$ billion
72.8° August 2021 (r)
$ billion

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $80.9 billion in September from $72.8 billion in August (revised), as exports decreased and imports increased.


Current Release
November 04, 2021


Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

September 2021

+0.2° September 2021
% change
+1.0° August 2021 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured goods in September increased $1.3 billion or 0.2 percent to $515.9 billion.


Current Release
November 03, 2021


Homeownership Rate

3rd Qtr 2021

+65.4 3rd Qtr 2021
percent
+67.4 3rd Qtr 2020
percent

The homeownership rate in the third quarter 2021, 65.4 percent, was lower than the rate in the third quarter 2020. The homeownership rates in the South and West were lower than the rates in the third quarter 2020, while the rates in the Northeast and Midwest were not statistically different.


Current Release
November 02, 2021


Rental Vacancy Rate

3rd Qtr 2021

+5.8 3rd Qtr 2021
percent
+6.4 3rd Qtr 2020
percent

The rental vacancy rate in the third quarter 2021, 5.8 percent, was lower than the rate in the third quarter 2020. The rates in the Northeast and West were lower than their third quarter 2020 rates. The rates in the Midwest and South were not statistically different from the third quarter 2020 rates.


Current Release
November 02, 2021


Construction Spending

September 2021

-0.5* September 2021
% change
+0.1* August 2021 (r)
% change

Total construction activity for September 2021 ($1,573.6 billion) was 0.5 percent (+/-1.0 percent)* below the revised August 2021 ($1,582.0 billion).


Current Release
November 01, 2021


Quarterly Financial Report - Retail Trade

2nd Qtr 2021

+23.3 2nd Qtr 2021
$ billion
+14.7 1st Qtr 2021 (r)
$ billion

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $71.4 billion for the second quarter 2021 (the 3 months ending July 31, 2021), up $23.3 (+/- 0.6) billion from first quarter 2021 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2021).


Current Release
September 07, 2021


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

2nd Qtr 2021

+26.9 2nd Qtr 2021
$ billion
+89.4 1st Qtr 2021 (r)
$ billion

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $255.2 billion for the second quarter of 2021, up $26.9 (+/- 0.8) billion from first quarter of 2021.


Current Release
September 07, 2021