Key Economic Indicators

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 08:30:00 EST

Personal income increased $42.5 billion, or 0.3 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $37.8 billion, or 0.3 percent, in December, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) decreased $0.7 billion, or less than 0.1 percent. In November, personal income increased $44.3 billion, or 0.3 percent, DPI increased $33.4 billion, or 0.2 percent, and PCE increased $59.4 billion, or 0.5 percent, based on revised estimates.

December 2015: 0.3 % change
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:30:00 EST

Real gross domestic product -- the value of the goods and services produced by the nation's economy less the value of the goods and services used up in production, adjusted for price changes -- increased at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 2.0 percent.

4th quarter 2015: 0.7 % change
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:00:00 -0500

December 2015 sales of merchant wholesalers were $440.0 billion, down 0.3 percent (+/- 0.9%)* from last month. End-of-month inventories were $582.0 billion, down 0.1 percent (+/- 0.4%)* from last month.

December 2015: -0.1* % change in Inventories
November 2015 (r): -0.4* % change in Inventories

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:30:00 -0500

The Nation's international trade balance in goods and services decreased to -$43.4 billion in December from -$42.2 billion in November (revised), as exports decreased and imports increased.

December 2015: -43.4° $ billion
November 2015 (r): -42.2° $ billion

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:44:53 -0500

New orders for manufactured goods in December decreased $13.5 billion or 2.9 percent to $456.5 billion.

December 2015: -2.9° % change
November 2015 (r): -0.7° % change

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:00:00 -0500

Total construction activity for December 2015 ($1,116.6 billion) was 0.1 percent (+/-1.2%)* above the revised November 2015 ($1,116.0 billion).

December 2015: +0.1* % change
November 2015 (r): -0.6* % change

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:30:00 -0500

The advance international trade balance in goods was -$61.5 billion in December 2015. Advance exports of goods were $120.2 billion and advance imports of goods were $181.7 billion.

December 2015: -61.5° $ billion
November 2015: -60.3° $ billion

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:00:00 -0500

The rental vacancy rate in the fourth quarter 2015 was 7.0 percent, virtually unchanged from the fourth quarter 2014 rate (+/- 0.4)*. The rental vacancy rates in all four regions were not statistically different from the rates a year ago.

4th Qtr 2015: +7.0* percent
4th Qtr 2014: +7.0 percent

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:00:00 -0500

The homeownership rate in the fourth quarter 2015 was 63.8 percent, down 0.2 (+/- 0.4)* percentage points from the fourth quarter 2014 rate of 64.0 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South and West were not statistically different from the rates in the fourth quarter 2014.

4th Qtr 2015: +63.8* percent
4th Qtr 2014: +64.0 percent

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:30:00 -0500

New orders for manufactured durable goods in December decreased $12.0 billion or 5.1 percent to $225.4 billion.

December 2015: -5.1° % change
November 2015 (r): -0.5° % change

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:00:00 -0500

Sales of new single-family houses in December 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000. This is 10.8 percent (+/- 17.1%)* above the revised November 2015 estimate of 491,000.

December 2015: +10.8* % change
November 2015 (r): +1.9* % change

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 08:30:00 -0500

Privately-owned housing starts in December 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,149,000. This is 2.5 percent (+/- 8.6%)* below the revised November 2015 estimate of 1,179,000.

December 2015: -2.5* % change
November 2015 (r): +10.1 % change

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:00:00 -0500

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for November 2015 were $1,809.8 billion, down 0.2 percent (+/- 0.1%) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,313.5 billion, down 0.2 percent (+/- 0.2%)* from last month.

November 2015: -0.2 % change in Inventories
October 2015 (r): -0.1* % change in Inventories

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 08:30:00 -0500

U.S. retail and food services sales for December were $448.1 billion, a decrease of 0.1 percent (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.

December 2015: -0.1* % change
November 2015 (r): +0.4 % change

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 10:04:00 -0500

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $19.4 billion for the third quarter 2015 (the 3 months ending October 31, 2015), down $2.6 (+/- 0.1) billion from second quarter 2015 (the 3 months ending July 31, 2015).

3rd Qtr 2015: -2.6 $ billion
2nd Qtr 2015 (r): -1.1 $ billion

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 10:00:00 -0500

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $140.5 billion for the third quarter of 2015, up $18.8 (+/- 0.3) billion from second quarter of 2015.

3rd Qtr 2015: +18.8 $ billion
2nd Qtr 2015 (r): -4.5 $ billion

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:02:00 -0500

The estimate of U.S. information sector revenue for the third calendar quarter of 2015, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $341.6 billion, an increase of 0.7 percent (+/- 0.9%)* from the second quarter of 2015 and up 3.7 percent (+/- 0.9%) from the third quarter of 2014.

3rd Qtr 2015: +0.7* % change
2nd Qtr 2015: +1.3 % change

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