Key Economic Indicators

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:30:00 EDT

Personal income increased $37.1 billion, or 0.2 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $33.9 billion, or 0.2 percent, in May, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $53.5 billion, or 0.4 percent. In April, personal income increased $75.4 billion, or 0.5 percent, DPI increased $68.6 billion, or 0.5 percent, and PCE increased $141.2 billion, or 1.1 percent, based on revised estimates.

May 2016: 0.2 % change
Tue, 28 Jun 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 1.1 percent in the first quarter of 2016, according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2015, real GDP increased 1.4 percent.

1st quarter 2016: 1.1 % change
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:30:00 -0400

Privately-owned housing starts in June 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,189,000. This is 4.8 percent (+/- 13.5%)* above the revised May 2016 estimate of 1,135,000.

June 2016: +4.8* % change
May 2016 (r): -1.7* % change

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:00:00 -0400

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for May 2016 were $1,810.0 billion, up 0.2 percent (+/- 0.1%) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,291.8 billion, up 0.2 percent (+/- 0.2%)* from last month.

May 2016: +0.2 % change in Inventories
April 2016 (r): +0.1* % change in Inventories

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:50:19 -0400

U.S. retail and food services sales for June were $457.0 billion, an increase of 0.6 percent (+/-0.5%) from the previous month.

June 2016: +0.6 % change
May 2016 (r): +0.2 % change

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:00:00 -0400

May 2016 sales of merchant wholesalers were $435.5 billion, up 0.5 percent (+/- 0.5%)* from last month. End-of-month inventories were $589.2 billion, up 0.1 percent (+/- 0.2%)* from last month.

May 2016: +0.1* % change in Inventories
April 2016 (r): +0.7 % change in Inventories

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:30:00 -0400

The Nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $41.1 billion in May from $37.4 billion in April (revised), as exports decreased and imports increased.

May 2016: 41.1° $ billion
April 2016 (r): 37.4° $ billion

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 10:00:00 -0400

New orders for manufactured goods in May decreased $4.6 billion or 1.0 percent to $455.2 billion.

May 2016: -1.0° % change
April 2016 (r): +1.8° % change

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:00:00 -0400

Total construction activity for May 2016 ($1,143.3 billion) was 0.8 percent (+/-1.3%)* below the revised April 2016 ($1,152.4 billion).

May 2016: -0.8* % change
April 2016 (r): -2.0* % change

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:30:00 -0400

The advance international trade deficit in goods increased to $60.6 billion in May from $57.5 billion in April as imports increased and exports decreased.

May 2016: 60.6° $ billion
April 2016: 57.5° $ billion

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:30:00 -0400

New orders for manufactured durable goods in May decreased $5.3 billion or 2.2 percent to $230.7 billion.

May 2016: -2.2° % change
April 2016 (r): 3.3° % change

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:00:00 -0400

Sales of new single-family houses in May 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 551,000. This is 6.0 percent (+/- 12.8%)* below the revised April 2016 estimate of 586,000.

May 2016: -6.0* % change
April 2016 (r): +12.3* % change

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:00:00 -0400

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the first calendar quarter of 2016, not adjusted for seasonal variation or for price changes, was $3,345.5 billion, a decrease of 1.2 percent (+/- 0.4%) from the fourth quarter of 2015 and up 3.6 percent (+/- 0.6%) from the first quarter of 2015. The third quarter of 2015 to fourth quarter of 2014 percent changes was revised from 1.5 percent (+/- 0.2%) to 1.6 percent (+/- 0.2%)

1st Qtr 2016: -1.2 % change
4th Qtr 2015 (r): +1.6 % change

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 10:00:00 -0400

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $122.3 billion for the first quarter of 2016, up $3.3 (+/- 0.4) billion from fourth quarter of 2015.

1st Qtr 2016: +3.3 $ billion
4th Qtr 2015 (r): -21.4 $ billion

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 10:00:00 -0400

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $20.6 billion for the first quarter 2016 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2016), down $3.0 (+/- 0.0) billion from fourth quarter 2015 (the 3 months ending January 31, 2016).

1st Qtr 2016: -3.0 $ billion
4th Qtr 2015 (r): +3.6 $ billion

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

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

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