Key Economic Indicators

Tue, 31 May 2016 08:30:00 EDT

Personal income increased $69.8 billion, or 0.4 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $63.5 billion, or 0.5 percent, in April, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $119.2 billion, or 1.0 percent. In March, personal income increased $56.7 billion, or 0.4 percent, DPI increased $49.6 billion, or 0.4 percent, and PCE increased $3.7 billion, or less than 0.1 percent, based on revised estimates.

April 2016: 0.4 % change
Fri, 27 May 2016 08:30:00 EDT

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 0.8 percent in the first quarter of 2016, according to the "second" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter, real GDP increased 1.4 percent.

1st quarter 2016: 0.8 % change
Thu, 26 May 2016 08:30:00 -0400

New orders for manufactured durable goods in April increased $7.7 billion or 3.4 percent to $235.9 billion.

April 2016: 3.4° % change
March 2016 (r): 1.9° % change

Wed, 25 May 2016 08:45:28 -0400

The advance international trade deficit in goods was $57.5 billion in April 2016. Advance exports of goods were $119.3 billion and advance imports of goods were $176.8 billion.

April 2016: 57.5° $ billion
March 2016: 57.1° $ billion

Tue, 24 May 2016 10:00:00 -0400

Sales of new single-family houses in April 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 619,000. This is 16.6 percent (+/- 15.4%) above the revised March 2016 estimate of 531,000.

April 2016: +16.6 % change
March 2016 (r): -1.3* % change

Wed, 18 May 2016 09:11:00 -0400

New orders for manufactured goods in March increased $5.0 billion or 1.1 percent to $458.4 billion.

March 2016: +1.1° % change
February 2016 (r): -1.9° % change

Tue, 17 May 2016 08:30:00 -0400

Privately-owned housing starts in April 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,172,000. This is 6.6 percent (+/- 10.2%)* above the revised March 2016 estimate of 1,099,000.

April 2016: +6.6* % change
March 2016 (r): -9.4* % change

Fri, 13 May 2016 10:00:00 -0400

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for March 2016 were $1,818.6 billion, up 0.4 percent (+/- 0.1%) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,289.2 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.2%) from last month.

March 2016: +0.4 % change in Inventories
February 2016 (r): -0.1* % change in Inventories

Fri, 13 May 2016 08:30:00 -0400

U.S. retail and food services sales for April were $453.4 billion, an increase of 1.3 percent (+/-0.5%) from the previous month.

April 2016: 1.3 % change
March 2016 (r): -0.3 % change

Tue, 10 May 2016 10:00:00 -0400

March 2016 sales of merchant wholesalers were $430.7 billion, up 0.7 percent (+/- 0.5%) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $583.6 billion, up 0.1 percent (+/- 0.4%)* from last month.

March 2016: +0.1* % change in Inventories
February 2016 (r): -0.6 % change in Inventories

Wed, 04 May 2016 08:30:00 -0400

The Nation's international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $40.4 billion in March from $47.0 billion in February (revised), as imports decreased more than exports.

March 2016: 40.4° $ billion
February 2016 (r): 47.0° $ billion

Mon, 02 May 2016 10:00:00 -0400

Total construction activity for March 2016 ($1,137.5 billion) was 0.3 percent (+/-1.0%)* above the revised February 2016 ($1,133.6 billion).

March 2016: +0.3* % change
February 2016 (r): +1.0* % change

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:00:00 -0400

The rental vacancy rate in the first quarter 2016 was 7.0 percent, down 0.1 (+/- 0.4)* percentage point from the first quarter 2015 rate of 7.1 percent. The rental vacancy rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South and West were not statistically different from the rates in the first quarter 2015.

1st Qtr 2016: +7.0* percent
1st Qtr 2015: +7.1* percent

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:00:00 -0400

The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2016 was 63.5 percent, down 0.2 (+/- 0.4)* percentage points from the first quarter 2015 rate of 63.7 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South and West were not statistically different from the rates in the first quarter 2015.

1st Qtr 2016: +63.5* percent
1st Qtr 2015: +63.7* percent

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:00:00 -0400

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $123.9 billion for the fourth quarter of 2015, down $17.0 (+/- 0.7) billion from third quarter of 2015.

4th Qtr 2015: -17.0 $ billion
3rd Qtr 2015 (r): +18.8 $ billion

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:00:00 -0400

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $23.3 billion for the fourth quarter 2015 (the 3 months ending January 31, 2016), up $3.8 (+/- 0.2) billion from third quarter 2015 (the 3 months ending October 31, 2015).

4th Qtr 2015: +3.8 $ billion
3rd Qtr 2015 (r): -2.5 $ billion

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 10:00:00 -0500

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the fourth calendar quarter of 2015, not adjusted for seasonal variation or for price changes, was $3,384.8 billion, an increase of 1.5 percent (+/- 0.2%) from the third quarter of 2015 and up 2.1 percent (+/- 0.9%) from the fourth quarter of 2014.

4th Qtr 2015: +1.5 % change
3rd Qtr 2015 (r): +0.6 % change

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