Key Economic Indicators


Current Release
May 31, 2018

April 2018: 0.3 % change

Personal income increased $49.5 billion (0.3 percent) in April according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $60.9 billion (0.4 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $79.8 billion (0.6 percent).

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Current Release
June 14, 2018

April 2018: +0.3 % change in Inventories
March 2018 (r): -0.1* % change in Inventories

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for April 2018 were $1,930.0 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,425.9 billion, up 0.4 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month.


Current Release
June 14, 2018

May 2018: +0.8 % change
April 2018 (r): +0.4 % change

U.S. retail and food services sales for May 2018 were $502.0 billion, an increase of 0.8 percent (+/-0.5%) from the previous month.


Current Release
June 08, 2018

April 2018: +0.1* % change in Inventories
March 2018 (r): +0.2* % change in Inventories

April 2018 sales of merchant wholesalers were $493.3 billion, up 0.8 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $630.2 billion, up 0.1 percent (+/- 0.2 percent)* from last month.


Current Release
June 07, 2018

1st Qtr 2018: -1.2 % change
4th Qtr 2017: +2.4 % change

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the first quarter of 2018, not adjusted for seasonal variation or price changes, was $3,746.4 billion, a decrease of 1.2 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the fourth quarter of 2017 and up 5.2 percent (+/- 0.6 percent) from the first quarter of 2017. The fourth quarter of 2017 to first quarter of 2018 percentage change was revised from the advance estimate of -1.1 percent (+/- 0.4 percent).


Current Release
June 06, 2018

April 2018: 46.2° $ billion
March 2018 (r): 47.2° $ billion

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $46.2 billion in April from $47.2 billion in March (revised), as exports increased and imports decreased.


Current Release
June 05, 2018

1st Qtr 2018: +36.4 $ billion
4th Qtr 2017 (r): -30.3 $ billion

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $154.0 billion for the first quarter of 2018, up $36.4 (+/- 0.3) billion from fourth quarter of 2017.


Current Release
June 05, 2018

1st Qtr 2018: -1.1 $ billion
4th Qtr 2017 (r): +9.2 $ billion

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $28.2 billion for the first quarter 2018 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2018), down $1.1 (+/- 0.1) billion from fourth quarter 2017 (the 3 months ending January 31, 2018).


Current Release
June 04, 2018

April 2018: -0.8° % change
March 2018 (r): +1.7° % change

New orders for manufactured goods in April decreased $4.0 billion or 0.8 percent to $494.4 billion.


Current Release
June 01, 2018

April 2018: +1.8 % change
March 2018 (r): -1.7* % change

Total construction activity for April 2018 ($1,310.4 billion) was 1.8 percent (+/-1.0 percent) above the revised March 2018 ($1,286.8 billion).


Current Release
May 30, 2018

April 2018: +0.6 % change in Inventories
March 2018 (r): -0.7 % change in Inventories

April 2018 end-of-month inventories were $633.5 billion, up 0.6 percent (+/- 0.2%) from last month.


Current Release
May 30, 2018

April 2018: 68.2° $ billion
March 2018: 68.6° $ billion

The advance international trade deficit in goods decreased to $68.2 billion in April from $68.6 billion in March as imports decreased more than exports.


Current Release
May 30, 2018

April 2018: 0.0* % change in Inventories
March 2018 (r): +0.2* % change in Inventories

April end-of-month inventories were $629.4 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.2 percent)* from last month.


Current Release
May 25, 2018

April 2018: -1.7° % change
March 2018 (r): +2.7° % change

New orders for manufactured durable goods in April decreased $4.2 billion or 1.7 percent to $248.5 billion.


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 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
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

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.


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