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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 Construction

September 2021

-1.6* September 2021
% change
+1.2* August 2021 (r)
% change

Privately-owned housing starts in September 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,555,000. This is 1.6 percent (+/- 11.4%)* below the revised August 2021 estimate of 1,580,000.


Current Release
October 19, 2021


Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

August 2021

+0.6 August 2021
% change in Inventories
+0.6 July 2021 (r)
% change in Inventories

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for August 2021 were $2,083.9 billion, up 0.6 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,652.4 billion, down 0.1 percent (+/- 0.2 percent)* from last month.


Current Release
October 15, 2021


Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services

September 2021

+0.7 September 2021
% change
+0.9 August 2021 (r)
% change

U.S. retail and food services sales for September 2021 were $625.4 billion, an increase of 0.7 percent (+/- 0.5 percent) from the previous month.


Current Release
October 15, 2021


Business Formation Statistics

September 2021

+0.8° September 2021
% change
-4.4° August 2021 (r)
% change

Total U.S. Business Applications were 431,381 in September 2021, up 0.8% from August 2021.


Current Release
October 14, 2021


Monthly Wholesale Trade

August 2021

+1.2 August 2021
% change in Inventories
+0.6 July 2021 (r)
% change in Inventories

August 2021 sales of merchant wholesalers were $595.5 billion, down 1.1 percent (+/- 0.5 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $731.1 billion, up 1.2 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
October 08, 2021


U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services

August 2021

73.3° August 2021
$ billion
70.3° July 2021 (r)
$ billion

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $73.3 billion in August from $70.3 billion in July (revised), as imports increased more than exports.


Current Release
October 05, 2021


Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

August 2021

+1.2° August 2021
% change
+0.7° July 2021 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured goods in August increased $6.2 billion or 1.2 percent to $515.7 billion.


Current Release
October 04, 2021


Construction Spending

August 2021

+0.0* August 2021
% change
+0.3* July 2021 (r)
% change

Total construction activity for August 2021 ($1,584.1 billion) was virtually unchanged from (+/-1.0 percent)* the revised July 2021 ($1,584.0 billion).


Current Release
October 01, 2021


Advance Monthly Wholesale Inventories

August 2021

+1.2 August 2021
% change in Inventories
+0.6 July 2021 (r)
% change in Inventories

August end-of-month inventories were $731.0 billion, up 1.2 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
September 28, 2021


Advance U.S. International Trade in Goods

August 2021

87.6° August 2021
$ billion
86.8° July 2021
$ billion

The advance international trade deficit in goods increased to $87.6 billion in August from $86.8 billion in July as imports increased more than exports.


Current Release
September 28, 2021


Advance Monthly Retail Inventories

August 2021

+0.1* August 2021
% change in Inventories
+0.4 July 2021 (r)
% change in Inventories

August 2021 end-of-month inventories were $603.3 billion, up 0.1 percent (+/- 0.2%)* from last month.


Current Release
September 28, 2021


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

August 2021

+1.8° August 2021
% change
+0.5° July 2021 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured durable goods in August increased $4.6 billion or 1.8 percent to $263.5 billion.


Current Release
September 27, 2021


New Residential Sales

August 2021

+1.5* August 2021
% change
+6.4* July 2021 (r)
% change

Sales of new single-family houses in August 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 740,000. This is 1.5 percent (+/- 15.1%)* above the revised July 2021 estimate of 729,000.


Current Release
September 24, 2021


Quarterly Services Survey

2nd Qtr 2021

+3.9 2nd Qtr 2021
% change
+2.5 1st Qtr 2021 (r)
% change

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the second quarter of 2021, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $4,366.4 billion, an increase of 3.9 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the first quarter of 2021 and up 20.1 percent (+/- 0.6 percent) from the second quarter of 2020.


Current Release
September 09, 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


Rental Vacancy Rate

2nd Qtr 2021

+6.2 2nd Qtr 2021
percent
+5.7 2nd Qtr 2020
percent

The rental vacancy rate in the second quarter 2021, 6.2 percent, was higher than the rate in the second quarter 2020. The rates in the Northeast and West were higher than their second quarter 2020 rates. The rates in the Midwest and South were not statistically different from the second quarter 2020 rates.


Current Release
July 27, 2021


Homeownership Rate

2nd Qtr 2021

+65.4 2nd Qtr 2021
percent
+67.9 2nd Qtr 2020
percent

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


Current Release
July 27, 2021