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Gross Domestic Product, 2nd quarter 2019 (third estimate); Corporate Profits, 2nd quarter 2019 (revised estimate)

2nd quarter 2019

2.0 2nd quarter 2019
% change
3.1 1st quarter 2019
% change

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.0 percent in the second quarter of 2019 (table 1), according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 3.1 percent. Full Text


Current Release
September 26, 2019


New Residential Construction

September 2019

-9.4* September 2019
% change
+15.1 August 2019 (r)
% change

Privately-owned housing starts in September 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,256,000. This is 9.4 percent (+/- 9.4%)* below the revised August 2019 estimate of 1,386,000.


Current Release
October 17, 2019


Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

August 2019

0.0* August 2019
% change in Inventories
+0.3 July 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for August 2019 were $2,042.1 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.1 percent)* from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,463.9 billion, up 0.2 percent (+/-0.1 percent) from last month.


Current Release
October 16, 2019


Business Formation Statistics

3rd Qtr 2019

-0.5° 3rd Qtr 2019
% change
+0.7° 2nd Qtr 2019 (r)
% change

Total U.S. Business Applications were 860,125 in the third quarter of 2019, down 0.5% from second quarter 2019.


Current Release
October 16, 2019


Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services

September 2019

-0.3* September 2019
% change
+0.6 August 2019 (r)
% change

U.S. retail and food services sales for September 2019 were $525.6 billion, a decrease of 0.3 percent (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.


Current Release
October 16, 2019


Monthly Wholesale Trade

August 2019

+0.2* August 2019
% change in Inventories
+0.2* July 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

August 2019 sales of merchant wholesalers were $499.1 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.4 percent)* from last month. End-of-month inventories were $680.7 billion, up 0.2 percent (+/- 0.2 percent)* from last month.


Current Release
October 09, 2019


U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services

August 2019

54.9° August 2019
$ billion
54.0° July 2019 (r)
$ billion

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $54.9 billion in August from $54.0 billion in July (revised), as imports increased more than exports.


Current Release
October 04, 2019


Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

August 2019

-0.1° August 2019
% change
+1.4° July 2019 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured goods in August decreased $0.4 billion or 0.1 percent to $499.8 billion.


Current Release
October 03, 2019


Construction Spending

August 2019

+0.1* August 2019
% change
+0.0* July 2019 (r)
% change

Total construction activity for August 2019 ($1,287.3 billion) was 0.1 percent (+/-1.2 percent)* above the revised July 2019 ($1,285.6 billion).


Current Release
October 01, 2019


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

August 2019

+0.2° August 2019
% change
+2.0° July 2019 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured durable goods in August increased $0.5 billion or 0.2 percent to $250.7 billion.


Current Release
September 27, 2019


Advance U.S. International Trade in Goods

August 2019

72.8° August 2019
$ billion
72.5° July 2019
$ billion

The advance international trade deficit in goods increased to $72.8 billion in August from $72.5 billion in July as imports increased more than exports.


Current Release
September 26, 2019


Advance Monthly Wholesale Inventories

August 2019

+0.4 August 2019
% change in Inventories
+0.1* July 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

August end-of-month inventories were $681.9 billion, up 0.4 (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
September 26, 2019


Advance Monthly Retail Inventories

August 2019

0.0* August 2019
% change in Inventories
+0.7 July 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

August 2019 end-of-month inventories were $667.2 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.2%)* from last month.


Current Release
September 26, 2019


New Residential Sales

August 2019

+7.1* August 2019
% change
-8.6* July 2019 (r)
% change

Sales of new single-family houses in August 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 713,000. This is 7.1 percent (+/- 20.3%)* above the revised July 2019 estimate of 666,000.


Current Release
September 25, 2019


Quarterly Services Survey

2nd Qtr 2019

+1.3 2nd Qtr 2019
% change
+0.9 1st Qtr 2019 (r)
% change

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the second quarter of 2019, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $4,048.1 billion, an increase of 1.3 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the first quarter of 2019 and up 5.3 percent (+/- 0.6 percent) from the second quarter of 2018.


Current Release
September 06, 2019


Quarterly Financial Report - Retail Trade

2nd Qtr 2019

+2.7 2nd Qtr 2019
$ billion
+6.6 1st Qtr 2019 (r)
$ billion

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $29.7 billion for the second quarter 2019 (the 3 months ending July 31, 2019), up $2.7 (+/- 0.1) billion from first quarter 2019 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2019).


Current Release
September 04, 2019


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

2nd Qtr 2019

-11.6 2nd Qtr 2019
$ billion
+10.4 1st Qtr 2019 (r)
$ billion

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $148.5 billion for the second quarter of 2019, down $11.6 (+/- 0.8) billion from first quarter of 2019.


Current Release
September 04, 2019


Homeownership Rate

2nd Qtr 2019

+64.1* 2nd Qtr 2019
percent
+64.3 2nd Qtr 2018
percent

The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2019, 64.1 percent, was not statistically different from the rate in the second quarter 2018. The homeownership rates in each region were not statistically different from the rates in the second quarter 2018.


Current Release
July 25, 2019


Rental Vacancy Rate

2nd Qtr 2019

+6.8* 2nd Qtr 2019
percent
+6.8 2nd Qtr 2018
percent

The rental vacancy rate in the second quarter 2019, 6.8 percent, was virtually unchanged from the rate in the second quarter 2018. The rental vacancy rate in the Midwest was lower than the rate in the second quarter 2018, while rates in the Northeast, South, and West were not statistically different from the second quarter 2018 rates.


Current Release
July 25, 2019