Key Economic Indicators


Current Release
January 12, 2018

November 2017: +0.4 % change in Inventories
October 2017 (r): 0.0* % change in Inventories

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for November 2017 were $1,895.4 billion, up 0.4 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,420.1 billion, up 1.2 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
January 12, 2018

December 2017: +0.4* % change
November 2017 (r): +0.9 % change

U.S. retail and food services sales for December were $495.4 billion, an increase of 0.4 percent (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.


Current Release
January 10, 2018

November 2017: +0.8 % change in Inventories
October 2017 (r): -0.4* % change in Inventories

November 2017 sales of merchant wholesalers were $492.4 billion, up 1.5 percent (+/- 0.5 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $611.0 billion, up 0.8 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month.


Current Release
January 05, 2018

November 2017: +1.3° % change
October 2017 (r): +0.4° % change

New orders for manufactured goods in November increased $6.5 billion or 1.3 percent to $488.1 billion.


Current Release
January 05, 2018

November 2017: 50.5° $ billion
October 2017 (r): 48.9° $ billion

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $50.5 billion in November from $48.9 billion in October (revised), as imports increased more than exports.


Current Release
January 03, 2018

November 2017: +0.8* % change
October 2017 (r): +0.9* % change

Total construction activity for November 2017 ($1,257.0 billion) was 0.8 percent (+/-1.2 percent)* above the revised October 2017 ($1,247.1 billion).


Current Release
December 28, 2017

November 2017: +0.1* % change in Inventories
October 2017 (r): 0.0* % change in Inventories

November 2017 end-of-month inventories were $619.1 billion, up 0.1 percent (+/- 0.2%)* from last month.


Current Release
December 28, 2017

November 2017: 69.7° $ billion
October 2017: 68.1° $ billion

The advance international trade deficit in goods increased to $69.7 billion in November from $68.1 billion in October as imports increased more than exports.


Current Release
December 28, 2017

November 2017: +0.7 % change in Inventories
October 2017 (r): -0.4* % change in Inventories

November end-of-month inventories were $610.2 billion, up 0.7 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month.


Current Release
December 22, 2017

November 2017: +17.5 % change
October 2017 (r): -1.7* % change

Sales of new single-family houses in November 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 733,000. This is 17.5 percent (+/- 10.4%) above the revised October 2017 estimate of 624,000.


Current Release
December 22, 2017

November 2017: 1.3° % change
October 2017 (r): -0.4° % change

New orders for manufactured durable goods in November increased $3.1 billion or 1.3 percent to $241.4 billion.


Current Release
December 19, 2017

November 2017: +3.3* % change
October 2017 (r): +8.4* % change

Privately-owned housing starts in November 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,297,000. This is 3.3 percent (+/- 9.1%)* above the revised October 2017 estimate of 1,256,000.


Current Release
December 07, 2017

3rd Qtr 2017: +1.1 % change
2nd Qtr 2017: +3.0 % change

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the third quarter of 2017, not adjusted for seasonal variation or price changes, was $3,717.6 billion, an increase of 1.1 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from the second quarter of 2017 and up 5.2 percent (+/- 3.2 percent) from the third quarter of 2016. The second quarter of 2017 to third quarter of 2017 percentage change was revised from the advance estimate of 1.2 percent (+/- 0.4 percent).


Current Release
December 05, 2017

3rd Qtr 2017: -1.7 $ billion
2nd Qtr 2017 (r): +2.9 $ billion

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $20.3 billion for the third quarter 2017 (the 3 months ending October 31, 2017), down $1.7 (+/- 0.0) billion from second quarter 2017 (the 3 months ending July 31, 2017).


Current Release
December 05, 2017

3rd Qtr 2017: +3.7 $ billion
2nd Qtr 2017 (r): -7.0 $ billion

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $147.4 billion for the third quarter of 2017, up $3.7 (+/- 0.3) billion from second quarter of 2017.


Current Release
October 31, 2017

3rd Qtr 2017: +63.9* percent
3rd Qtr 2016: +63.5 percent

The homeownership rate in the third quarter 2017, 63.9 percent, was not statistically different from the rate in third quarter 2016 (63.5 percent). The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South and West were not statistically different from the rates in the third quarter 2016.



Current Release
October 31, 2017

3rd Qtr 2017: +7.5 percent
3rd Qtr 2016: +6.8 percent

The rental vacancy rate in the third quarter 2017, 7.5 percent, was 0.7 percentage points higher than the rate in the third quarter 2016 (6.8 percent). The rental vacancy rates in the South and West were higher than the third quarter 2016 rates, while the rates in the Northeast and Midwest were not statistically different from the third quarter 2016 rates.


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