Key Economic Indicators

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:30:00 EST

Personal income increased $50.2 billion (0.3 percent) in December according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $43.6 billion (0.3 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $63.1 billion (0.5 percent).

December 2016: 0.3 % change
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:30:00 EST

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 (table 1), according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 3.5 percent.

4th quarter 2016: 1.9 % change
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Sales of new single-family houses in January 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 555,000. This is 3.7 percent (+/- 18.5%)* above the revised December 2016 estimate of 535,000.

January 2017: +3.7* % change
December 2016 (r): -7.0* % change

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Advance Report:

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the fourth calendar quarter of 2016, not adjusted for seasonal variation, or for price changes, was $3,617.5 billion, an increase of 2.4 percent (+/- 0.4%) from the third quarter of 2016 and up 6.1 percent (+/- 0.6%) from the fourth quarter of 2015. The second quarter of 2016 to third quarter of 2016 percent change was revised from 1.6 percent (+/- 0.2%) to 1.8 percent (+/- 0.4%).

4th Qtr 2016: +2.4 % change
3rd Qtr 2016 (r): +1.6 % change

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:30:00 -0500

Privately-owned housing starts in January 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,246,000. This is 2.6 percent (+/- 11.0%)* below the revised December 2016 estimate of 1,279,000.

January 2017: -2.6* % change
December 2016 (r): +11.3 % change

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0500

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for December 2016 were $1,835.7 billion, up 0.4 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,356.0 billion, up 2.0 percent (+/-0.2 percent) from last month.

December 2016: +0.4 % change in Inventories
November 2016 (r): +0.8 % change in Inventories

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:30:00 -0500

U.S. retail and food services sales for January were $472.1 billion, an increase of 0.4 percent (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.

January 2017: +0.4* % change
December 2016 (r): +1.0 % change

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0500

December 2016 sales of merchant wholesalers were $464.9 billion, up 2.6 percent (+/- 0.7 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $601.1 billion, up 1.0 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month.

December 2016: +1.0 % change in Inventories
November 2016 (r): +1.0 % change in Inventories

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 08:30:00 -0500

The Nation's international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $44.3 billion in December from $45.7 billion in November (revised), as exports increased more than imports.

December 2016: 44.3° $ billion
November 2016 (r): 45.7° $ billion

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0500

New orders for manufactured goods in December increased $6.1 billion or 1.3 percent to $464.9 billion.

December 2016: +1.3° % change
November 2016 (r): -2.3° % change

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Total construction activity for December 2016 ($1,181.5 billion) was 0.2 percent (+/-1.0%)* below the revised November 2016 ($1,184.4 billion).

December 2016: -0.2* % change
November 2016 (r): +0.9* % change

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0500

The homeownership rate in the fourth quarter 2016, 63.7 percent, was not statistically different from the fourth quarter 2015 rate of 63.8 percent. The homeownership rate in the Northeast was lower than the fourth quarter 2015 rate, while the rates in the Midwest, South and West were not statistically different from the rates in the fourth quarter 2015.

4th Qtr 2016: +63.7* percent
4th Qtr 2015: +63.8 percent

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0500

The rental vacancy rate in the fourth quarter 2016, 6.9 percent, was not statistically different from the fourth quarter 2015 rate of 7.0 percent. The rental vacancy rate in the West was lower than the rate in the fourth quarter 2015, while the rates in the Northeast, Midwest and South were not statistically different from the rates in the fourth quarter 2015.

4th Qtr 2016: +6.9* percent
4th Qtr 2015: +7.0 percent

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:30:00 -0500

New orders for manufactured durable goods in December decreased $1.0 billion or 0.4 percent to $227.0 billion.

December 2016: -0.4° % change
November 2016 (r): -4.8° % change

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:30:00 -0500

The advance international trade deficit in goods decreased to $65.0 billion in December from $65.3 billion in November as exports increased more than imports.

December 2016: 65.0° $ billion
November 2016: 65.3° $ billion

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:30:00 -0500

December end-of-month inventories were $601.1 billion, up 1.0 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month.

December 2016: +1.0 % change in Inventories
November 2016 (r): +1.0 % change in Inventories

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:30:00 -0500

December 2016 end-of-month inventories were $608.3 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.2%)* from last month.

December 2016: 0.0* % change in Inventories
November 2016 (r): +0.8 % change in Inventories

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:00:00 -0500

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $138.3 billion for the third quarter of 2016, up $8.3 (+/- 0.3) billion from second quarter of 2016.

3rd Qtr 2016: +8.3 $ billion
2nd Qtr 2016 (r): +7.4 $ billion

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:00:00 -0500

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $23.9 billion for the third quarter 2016 (the 3 months ending October 31, 2016), up $0.6 (+/- 0.1) billion from second quarter 2016 (the 3 months ending July 31, 2016).

3rd Qtr 2016: +0.6 $ billion
2nd Qtr 2016 (r): +3.1 $ billion

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