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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


Construction Spending

April 2021

+0.2* April 2021
% change
+1.0* March 2021 (r)
% change

Total construction activity for April 2021 ($1,524.2 billion) was 0.2 percent (+/-0.8 percent)* above the revised March 2021 ($1,521.0 billion).


Current Release
June 01, 2021


Advance Monthly Retail Inventories

April 2021

-1.6 April 2021
% change in Inventories
-1.4 March 2021 (r)
% change in Inventories

April 2021 end-of-month inventories were $602.9 billion, down 1.6 percent (+/- 0.2%) from last month.


Current Release
May 28, 2021


Advance U.S. International Trade in Goods

April 2021

85.2° April 2021
$ billion
92.0° March 2021
$ billion

The advance international trade deficit in goods decreased to $85.2 billion in April from $92.0 billion in March as exports increased and imports decreased.


Current Release
May 28, 2021


Advance Monthly Wholesale Inventories

April 2021

+0.8 April 2021
% change in Inventories
+1.1 March 2021 (r)
% change in Inventories

April end-of-month inventories were $698.3 billion, up 0.8 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month.


Current Release
May 28, 2021


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

April 2021

-1.3° April 2021
% change
+1.3° March 2021 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured durable goods in April decreased $3.2 billion or 1.3 percent to $246.2 billion.


Current Release
May 27, 2021


New Residential Sales

April 2021

-5.9* April 2021
% change
+7.4* March 2021 (r)
% change

Sales of new single-family houses in April 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 863,000. This is 5.9 percent (+/- 11.2%)* below the revised March 2021 estimate of 917,000.


Current Release
May 25, 2021


Quarterly Services Survey

1st Qtr 2021

+2.4 1st Qtr 2021
% change
+4.5 4th Qtr 2020 (r)
% change

Advance Report: Advance U.S. selected services total revenue for the first quarter of 2021, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $4,199.9 billion, an increase of 2.4 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from the fourth quarter of 2020 and up 4.5 percent (+/- 0.6 percent) from the first quarter of 2020.


Current Release
May 20, 2021


New Residential Construction

April 2021

-9.5* April 2021
% change
+19.8 March 2021 (r)
% change

Privately-owned housing starts in April 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,569,000. This is 9.5 percent (+/- 10.8%)* below the revised March 2021 estimate of 1,733,000.


Current Release
May 18, 2021


Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

March 2021

+0.3 March 2021
% change in Inventories
+0.6 February 2021 (r)
% change in Inventories

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for March 2021 were $2,014.3 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,638.2 billion, up 5.7 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
May 14, 2021


Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services

April 2021

0.0* April 2021
% change
+10.7 March 2021 (r)
% change

U.S. retail and food services sales for April 2021 were $619.9 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.5 percent)* from the previous month.


Current Release
May 14, 2021


Business Formation Statistics

April 2021

+8.9° April 2021
% change
+4.8° March 2021 (r)
% change

Total U.S. Business Applications were 487,939 in April 2021, up 8.9% from March 2021.


Current Release
May 12, 2021


Monthly Wholesale Trade

March 2021

+1.3 March 2021
% change in Inventories
+1.0 February 2021 (r)
% change in Inventories

March 2021 sales of merchant wholesalers were $567.9 billion, up 4.6 percent (+/- 0.7 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $693.6 billion, up 1.3 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month.


Current Release
May 07, 2021


Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

March 2021

+1.1° March 2021
% change
-0.5° February 2021 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured goods in March increased $5.8 billion or 1.1 percent to $512.9 billion.


Current Release
May 04, 2021


U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services

March 2021

74.4° March 2021
$ billion
70.5° February 2021 (r)
$ billion

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $74.4 billion in March from $70.5 billion in February (revised), as imports increased more than exports.


Current Release
May 04, 2021


Rental Vacancy Rate

1st Qtr 2021

+6.8* 1st Qtr 2021
percent
+6.6 1st Qtr 2020
percent

The rental vacancy rate in the first quarter 2021, 6.8 percent, was not statistically different from the rate in the first quarter 2020. The rental vacancy rate in the South was lower than the first quarter 2020 rate. The rental vacancy rates in the Northeast and West were higher than the first quarter 2020 rates. The rental vacancy rate in the Midwest was not statistically different from the first quarter 2020 rate.


Current Release
April 27, 2021


Homeownership Rate

1st Qtr 2021

+65.6* 1st Qtr 2021
percent
+65.3 1st Qtr 2020
percent

The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2021, 65.6 percent, was not statistically different from the rate in the first quarter 2020. The homeownership rate in the Midwest was higher than the first quarter 2020 rate. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, South, and West were not statistically different from the first quarter 2020 rate.


Current Release
April 27, 2021


Quarterly Financial Report - Retail Trade

4th Qtr 2020

-8.7 4th Qtr 2020
$ billion
+4.4 3rd Qtr 2020 (r)
$ billion

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $34.2 billion for the fourth quarter 2020 (the 3 months ending January 31, 2021), down $8.7 (+/- 0.3) billion from third quarter 2020 (the 3 months ending October 31, 2020).


Current Release
March 22, 2021


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

4th Qtr 2020

-6.3 4th Qtr 2020
$ billion
+116.0 3rd Qtr 2020 (r)
$ billion

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $144.1 billion for the fourth quarter of 2020, down $6.3 (+/- 1.3) billion from third quarter of 2020.


Current Release
March 22, 2021