Key Economic Indicators

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:30:00 EDT

Personal income increased $66.9 billion (0.4 percent) in September according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $53.0 billion (0.4 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $136.0 billion (1.0 percent).

September 2017: 0.4 % change
Fri, 27 Oct 2017 08:30:00 EDT

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.0 percent in the third quarter of 2017 (table 1), according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 3.1 percent.

3rd quarter 2017: 3.0 % change
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Advance Report:

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the third quarter of 2017, not adjusted for seasonal variation or price changes, was $3,720.3 billion, an increase of 1.2 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the second quarter of 2017 and up 5.3 percent (+/- 3.2 percent) from the third quarter of 2016. The first quarter of 2017 to second quarter of 2017 percentage change was revised from the preliminary estimate of 3.2 percent (+/- 0.6 percent) to 3.0 percent (+/- 0.4 percent).

3rd Qtr 2017: +1.2 % change
2nd Qtr 2017 (r): +3.0 % change

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:30:00 -0500

Privately-owned housing starts in October 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,290,000. This is 13.7 percent (+/- 10.5%) above the revised September 2017 estimate of 1,135,000.

October 2017: +13.7 % change
September 2017 (r): -3.2* % change

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:00:00 -0500

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for September 2017 were $1,888.7 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.1 percent)* from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,389.7 billion, up 1.4 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.

September 2017: 0.0* % change in Inventories
August 2017 (r): +0.6 % change in Inventories

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:30:00 -0500

U.S. retail and food services sales for October were $486.6 billion, an increase of 0.2 percent (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.

October 2017: +0.2* % change
September 2017 (r): +1.9 % change

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:00:00 -0500

September 2017 sales of merchant wholesalers were $480.5 billion, up 1.3 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $609.5 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.4 percent)* from last month.

September 2017: +0.3* % change in Inventories
August 2017 (r): +0.8 % change in Inventories

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:00:00 -0400

New orders for manufactured goods in September increased $6.5 billion or 1.4 percent to $478.5 billion.

September 2017: +1.4° % change
August 2017 (r): +1.2° % change

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 08:30:00 -0400

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $43.5 billion in September from $42.8 billion in August (revised), as imports increased more than exports.

September 2017: 43.5° $ billion
August 2017 (r): 42.8° $ billion

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Total construction activity for September 2017 ($1,219.5 billion) was 0.3 percent (+/-1.3 percent)* above the revised August 2017 ($1,216.0 billion).

September 2017: +0.3* % change
August 2017 (r): +0.1* % change

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:00:00 -0400

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.

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

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:00:00 -0400

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.

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

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:30:00 -0400

September 2017 end-of-month inventories were $618.0 billion, down 1.0 percent (+/- 0.2%) from last month.

September 2017: -1.0 % change in Inventories
August 2017 (r): +0.6 % change in Inventories

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:30:00 -0400

September end-of-month inventories were $609.1 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.

September 2017: +0.3 % change in Inventories
August 2017 (r): +0.8 % change in Inventories

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:30:00 -0400

The advance international trade deficit in goods increased to $64.1 billion in September from $63.3 billion in August as imports increased more than exports.

September 2017: 64.1° $ billion
August 2017: 63.3° $ billion

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Sales of new single-family houses in September 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000. This is 18.9 percent (+/- 19.0%)* above the revised August 2017 estimate of 561,000.

September 2017: +18.9* % change
August 2017 (r): -3.6* % change

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 08:30:00 -0400

New orders for manufactured durable goods in September increased $5.1 billion or 2.2 percent to $238.7 billion.

September 2017: +2.2° % change
August 2017 (r): +2.0° % change

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $150.0 billion for the second quarter of 2017, up $0.5 (+/- 0.3) billion from first quarter of 2017.

2nd Qtr 2017: +0.5 $ billion
1st Qtr 2017 (r): +12.3 $ billion

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $23.2 billion for the second quarter 2017 (the 3 months ending July 31, 2017), up $4.3 (+/- 0.1) billion from first quarter 2017 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2017).

2nd Qtr 2017: +4.3 $ billion
1st Qtr 2017 (r): -9.2 $ billion

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