Key Economic Indicators

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:30:00 EDT

Personal income increased $65.6 billion (0.4 percent) in July according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $39.6 billion (0.3 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $44.7 billion (0.3 percent).

July 2017: 0.4 % change
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:30:00 EDT

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.0 percent in the second quarter of 2017, according to the "second" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 1.2 percent.

2nd quarter 2017: 3.0 % change
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:30:00 -0400

Privately-owned housing starts in August 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,180,000. This is 0.8 percent (+/- 9.6%)* below the revised July 2017 estimate of 1,190,000.

August 2017: -0.8* % change
July 2017 (r): -2.2* % change

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0400

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for July 2017 were $1,873.9 billion, up 0.2 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,358.8 billion, up 0.2 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month.

July 2017: +0.2 % change in Inventories
June 2017 (r): +0.5 % change in Inventories

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:30:00 -0400

U.S. retail and food services sales for August were $474.8 billion, a decrease of 0.2 percent (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.

August 2017: -0.2* % change
July 2017 (r): +0.3 % change

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:43:47 -0400

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the second quarter of 2017, not adjusted for seasonal variation or price changes, was $3,684.6 billion, an increase of 3.2 percent (+/- 0.6 percent) from the first quarter of 2017 and up 6.2 percent (+/- 0.6 percent) from the second quarter of 2016.

2nd Qtr 2017: +3.2 % change
1st Qtr 2017: -1.3 % change

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:21:30 -0400

The advance international trade deficit in goods increased to $65.1 billion in July from $64.0 billion in June as exports decreased more than imports.

July 2017: 65.1° $ billion
June 2017: 64.0° $ billion

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0400

July 2017 sales of merchant wholesalers were $465.1 billion, down 0.1 percent (+/- 0.2 percent)* from last month. End-of-month inventories were $602.4 billion, up 0.6 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month.

July 2017: +0.6 % change in Inventories
June 2017 (r): +0.6 % change in Inventories

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $150.0 billion for the second quarter of 2017, up $0.5 (+/- 0.3) billion from first quarter of 2017.

2nd Qtr 2017: +0.5 $ billion
1st Qtr 2017 (r): +12.3 $ billion

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $23.2 billion for the second quarter 2017 (the 3 months ending July 31, 2017), up $4.3 (+/- 0.1) billion from first quarter 2017 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2017).

2nd Qtr 2017: +4.3 $ billion
1st Qtr 2017 (r): -9.2 $ billion

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:30:00 -0400

The Nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $43.7 billion in July from $43.5 billion in June (revised), as exports decreased more than imports.

July 2017: 43.7° $ billion
June 2017 (r): 43.5° $ billion

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0400

New orders for manufactured goods in July decreased $15.8 billion or 3.3 percent to $466.4 billion.

July 2017: -3.3° % change
June 2017 (r): +3.2° % change

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Total construction activity for July 2017 ($1,211.5 billion) was 0.6 percent (+/-1.5 percent)* below the revised June 2017 ($1,219.2 billion).

July 2017: -0.6* % change
June 2017 (r): -1.4* % change

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 08:30:00 -0400

July 2017 end-of-month inventories were $619.6 billion, down 0.2 percent (+/- 0.2%)* from last month.

July 2017: -0.2* % change in Inventories
June 2017 (r): +0.6 % change in Inventories

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 08:30:00 -0400

July end-of-month inventories were $601.2 billion, up 0.4 percent (+/- 0.4 percent)* from last month.

July 2017: +0.4* % change in Inventories
June 2017 (r): +0.6 % change in Inventories

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:30:00 -0400

New orders for manufactured durable goods in July decreased $16.7 billion or 6.8 percent to $229.2 billion.

July 2017: -6.8° % change
June 2017 (r): +6.4° % change

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Sales of new single-family houses in July 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 571,000. This is 9.4 percent (+/- 12.9%)* below the revised June 2017 estimate of 630,000.

July 2017: -9.4* % change
June 2017 (r): +1.9* % change

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:00:00 -0400

The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2017, 63.7 percent, was 0.8 percentage points higher than the rate in the second quarter 2016 (62.9 percent). The homeownership rates in the Northeast and West were higher than the second quarter 2016 rates, while the rates in the Midwest and South were not statistically different from the rates in the second quarter 2016.

2nd Qtr 2017: +63.7 percent
2nd Qtr 2016: +62.9 percent

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:00:00 -0400

The rental vacancy rate in the second quarter 2017, 7.3 percent, was 0.6 percentage points higher than the rate in the second quarter 2016 (6.7 percent). The rental vacancy rate in the West was higher than the second quarter 2016 rate, while the rates in the Northeast, Midwest and South were not statistically different from the second quarter 2016 rates.

2nd Qtr 2017: +7.3 percent
2nd Qtr 2016: +6.7 percent

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