Key Economic Indicators


Current Release
September 28, 2018

August 2018: 0.3 % change

Personal income increased $60.3 billion (0.3 percent) in August according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $51.4 billion (0.3 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $46.4 billion (0.3 percent).

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Current Release
September 27, 2018

2nd quarter 2018: 4.2 % change

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018 (table 1), according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 2.2 percent.

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Current Release
October 17, 2018

September 2018: -5.3* % change
August 2018 (r): +7.1* % change

Privately-owned housing starts in September 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,201,000. This is 5.3 percent (+/- 11.3%)* below the revised August 2018 estimate of 1,268,000.


Current Release
October 15, 2018

August 2018: +0.5 % change in Inventories
July 2018 (r): +0.7 % change in Inventories

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for August 2018 were $1,960.8 billion, up 0.5 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,461.9 billion, up 0.5 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month.


Current Release
October 15, 2018

September 2018: +0.1* % change
August 2018 (r): +0.1* % change

U.S. retail and food services sales for September 2018 were $509.0 billion, an increase of 0.1 percent (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.


Current Release
October 10, 2018

August 2018: +1.0 % change in Inventories
July 2018 (r): +0.6 % change in Inventories

August 2018 sales of merchant wholesalers were $511.1 billion, up 0.8 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $642.7 billion, up 1.0 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
October 05, 2018

August 2018: 53.2° $ billion
July 2018 (r): 50.0° $ billion

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $53.2 billion in August from $50.0 billion in July (revised), as exports decreased and imports increased.


Current Release
October 04, 2018

August 2018: +2.3° % change
July 2018 (r): -0.5° % change

New orders for manufactured goods in August increased $11.5 billion or 2.3 percent to $510.5 billion.


Current Release
October 01, 2018

August 2018: +0.1* % change
July 2018 (r): +0.2* % change

Total construction activity for August 2018 ($1,318.5 billion) was 0.1 percent (+/-1.6 percent)* above the revised July 2018 ($1,317.4 billion).


Current Release
September 27, 2018

August 2018: +0.8 % change in Inventories
July 2018 (r): +0.6 % change in Inventories

August end-of-month inventories were $641.5 billion, up 0.8 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.


Current Release
September 27, 2018

August 2018: +0.7 % change in Inventories
July 2018 (r): +0.6 % change in Inventories

August 2018 end-of-month inventories were $643.0 billion, up 0.7 percent (+/- 0.2%) from last month.


Current Release
September 27, 2018

August 2018: +4.5° % change
July 2018 (r): -1.2° % change

New orders for manufactured durable goods in August increased $11.1 billion or 4.5 percent to $259.6 billion.


Current Release
September 27, 2018

August 2018: 75.8° $ billion
July 2018: 72.0° $ billion

The advance international trade deficit in goods increased to $75.8 billion in August from $72.0 billion in July as exports decreased and imports increased.


Current Release
September 26, 2018

August 2018: +3.5* % change
July 2018 (r): -1.6* % change

Sales of new single-family houses in August 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629,000. This is 3.5 percent (+/- 13.7%)* above the revised July 2018 estimate of 608,000.


Current Release
September 07, 2018

2nd Qtr 2018: +3.2 % change
1st Qtr 2018: -1.3 % change

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the second quarter of 2018, not adjusted for seasonal variation or price changes, was $3,863.4 billion, an increase of 3.2 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the first quarter of 2018 and up 5.3 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the second quarter of 2017. The first quarter of 2018 to second quarter of 2018 percentage change was not revised from the advance estimate.


Current Release
September 05, 2018

2nd Qtr 2018: +24.9 $ billion
1st Qtr 2018 (r): +43.5 $ billion

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $180.5 billion for the second quarter of 2018, up $24.9 (+/- 0.3) billion from first quarter of 2018.


Current Release
September 05, 2018

2nd Qtr 2018: -5.1 $ billion
1st Qtr 2018 (r): -3.6 $ billion

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $20.7 billion for the second quarter 2018 (the 3 months ending July 31, 2018), down $5.1 (+/- 0.1) billion from first quarter 2018 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2018).


Current Release
July 26, 2018

2nd Qtr 2018: +64.3* percent
2nd Qtr 2017: +63.7 percent

The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2018, 64.3 percent, was not statistically different from the rate in second quarter 2017 (63.7 percent). The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South, and West were not statistically different from the rates in the second quarter 2017.



Current Release
July 26, 2018

2nd Qtr 2018: +6.8 percent
2nd Qtr 2017: +7.3 percent

The rental vacancy rate in the second quarter 2018, 6.8 percent, was lower than the rate in the second quarter 2017 (7.3 percent). The rental vacancy rates in the South and West were lower than in the second quarter 2017, while rates in the Northeast and Midwest were not statistically different from the second quarter 2017 rates.


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