Key Economic Indicators


Current Release
April 30, 2018

March 2018: 0.3 % change

Personal income increased $47.8 billion (0.3 percent) in March according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $39.8 billion (0.3 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $61.7 billion (0.4 percent).

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Current Release
May 23, 2018

April 2018: -1.5* % change
March 2018 (r): +2.0* % change

Sales of new single-family houses in April 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 662,000. This is 1.5 percent (+/- 11.8%)* below the revised March 2018 estimate of 672,000.


Current Release
May 18, 2018

1st Qtr 2018: -1.1 % change
4th Qtr 2017 (r): +2.4 % change

Advance Report: The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the first quarter of 2018, not adjusted for seasonal variation or price changes, was $3,750.1 billion, a decrease of 1.1 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the fourth quarter of 2017 and up 5.3 percent (+/- 0.6 percent) from the first quarter of 2017. The third quarter of 2017 to fourth quarter of 2017 percentage change was revised from the preliminary estimate of 2.2 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) to 2.4 percent (+/- 0.4 percent).



Current Release
May 17, 2018

March 2018: +1.6° % change
February 2018 (r): +1.6° % change

New orders for manufactured goods in March increased $7.8 billion or 1.6 percent to $507.7 billion.


Current Release
May 16, 2018

April 2018: -3.7* % change
March 2018 (r): +3.6* % change

Privately-owned housing starts in April 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,287,000. This is 3.7 percent (+/- 11.4%)* below the revised March 2018 estimate of 1,336,000.


Current Release
May 15, 2018

March 2018: 0.0* % change in Inventories
February 2018 (r): +0.6 % change in Inventories

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for March 2018 were $1,929.6 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.1 percent)* from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,438.3 billion, up 0.5 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
May 15, 2018

April 2018: +0.3* % change
March 2018 (r): +0.8 % change

U.S. retail and food services sales for April 2018 were $497.6 billion, an increase of 0.3 percent (+/-0.4%)* from the previous month.


Current Release
May 09, 2018

March 2018: +0.3 % change in Inventories
February 2018 (r): +0.9 % change in Inventories

March 2018 sales of merchant wholesalers were $497.9 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.5 percent)* from last month. End-of-month inventories were $627.4 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
May 03, 2018

March 2018: 49.0° $ billion
February 2018 (r): 57.7° $ billion

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $49.0 billion in March from $57.7 billion in February (revised), as exports increased and imports decreased.


Current Release
May 01, 2018

March 2018: -1.7 % change
February 2018 (r): +1.0* % change

Total construction activity for March 2018 ($1,284.7 billion) was 1.7 percent (+/-0.8 percent) below the revised February 2018 ($1,306.4 billion).


Current Release
April 26, 2018

1st Qtr 2018: +7.0* percent
1st Qtr 2018: +7.0 percent

The rental vacancy rate in the first quarter 2018, 7.0 percent, was virtually unchanged from the rate in the first quarter 2017 (7.0 percent). The rental vacancy rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South and West were not statistically different from the first quarter 2017 rates.



Current Release
April 26, 2018

1st Qtr 2018: +64.2* percent
1st Qtr 2017: +63.6 percent

The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2018, 64.2 percent, was not statistically different from the rate in first quarter 2017 (63.6 percent). The homeownership rate in the South was higher than the first quarter 2017 rate, while the rates in the Northeast, Midwest and West were not statistically different from the rates in the first quarter 2017.



Current Release
April 26, 2018

March 2018: +0.5 % change in Inventories
February 2018 (r): +1.0 % change in Inventories

March end-of-month inventories were $628.8 billion, up 0.5 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
April 26, 2018

March 2018: -0.4 % change in Inventories
February 2018 (r): +0.4 % change in Inventories

March 2018 end-of-month inventories were $625.6 billion, down 0.4 percent (+/- 0.2%) from last month.


Current Release
April 26, 2018

March 2018: 68.0° $ billion
February 2018: 75.9° $ billion

The advance international trade deficit in goods decreased to $68.0 billion in March from $75.9 billion in February as exports increased and imports decreased.


Current Release
April 26, 2018

March 2018: +2.6° % change
February 2018 (r): +3.5° % change

New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $6.4 billion or 2.6 percent to $254.9 billion.


Current Release
March 19, 2018

4th Qtr 2017: -30.8 $ billion
3rd Qtr 2017 (r): +6.1 $ billion

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $117.6 billion for the fourth quarter of 2017, down $30.8 (+/- 1.1) billion from third quarter of 2017.


Current Release
March 19, 2018

4th Qtr 2017: +8.2 $ billion
3rd Qtr 2017 (r): -2.1 $ billion

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $28.2 billion for the fourth quarter 2017 (the 3 months ending January 31, 2018), up $8.2 (+/- 0.2) billion from third quarter 2017 (the 3 months ending October 31, 2017).

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