Key Economic Indicators

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:30:00 EDT

Personal income increased $71.6 billion (0.4 percent) in July according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $60.1 billion (0.4 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $42.0 billion (0.3 percent).

July 2016: 0.4 % change
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:30:00 EDT

Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 1.1 percent in the second quarter of 2016, according to the "second" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 0.8 percent.

2nd quarter 2016: 1.1 % change
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0400

Sales of new single-family houses in August 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 609,000. This is 7.6 percent (+/- 10.7%)* below the revised July 2016 estimate of 659,000.

August 2016: -7.6* % change
July 2016 (r): +13.8 % change

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:30:00 -0400

Privately-owned housing starts in August 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,142,000. This is 5.8 percent (+/- 9.7%)* below the revised July 2016 estimate of 1,212,000.

August 2016: -5.8* % change
July 2016 (r): +1.4* % change

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0400

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for July 2016 were $1,813.2 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.1%)* from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,303.6 billion, down 0.2 percent (+/-0.1 %) from last month.

July 2016: 0.0* % change in Inventories
June 2016 (r): +0.2 % change in Inventories

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:30:00 -0400

U.S. retail and food services sales for August were $456.3 billion, a decrease of 0.3 percent (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.

August 2016: -0.3* % change
July 2016 (r): +0.1* % change

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0400

July 2016 sales of merchant wholesalers were $441.9 billion, down 0.4 percent (+/- 0.4%)* from last month. End-of-month inventories were $591.3 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.4%)* from last month.

July 2016: 0.0* % change in Inventories
June 2016 (r): +0.3 % change in Inventories

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0400

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the second calendar quarter of 2016, not adjusted for seasonal variation, or for price changes, was $3,457.9 billion, an increase of 3.4 percent (+/- 0.4%) from the first quarter of 2016 and up 4.3 percent (+/- 0.8%) from the second quarter of 2015. The fourth quarter of 2015 to first quarter of 2016 percent change was revised from -1.2 percent (+/- 0.4%) to -1.3 percent (+/- 0.4%).

2nd Qtr 2016: +3.4 % change
1st Qtr 2016 (r): -1.3 % change

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0400

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $128.7 billion for the second quarter of 2016, up $6.7 (+/- 0.7) billion from first quarter of 2016.

2nd Qtr 2016: +6.7 $ billion
1st Qtr 2016 (r): +2.4 $ billion

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0400

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $24.2 billion for the second quarter 2016 (the 3 months ending July 31, 2016), up $4.1 (+/- 0.1) billion from first quarter 2016 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2016).

2nd Qtr 2016: +4.1 $ billion
1st Qtr 2016 (r): -4.2 $ billion

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0400

New orders for manufactured goods in July increased $8.4 billion or 1.9 percent to $454.8 billion.

July 2016: +1.9° % change
June 2016 (r): -1.8° % change

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:30:00 -0400

The Nation's international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $39.5 billion in July from $44.7 billion in June (revised), as exports increased and imports decreased.

July 2016: 39.5° $ billion
June 2016 (r): 44.7° $ billion

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0400

Total construction activity for July 2016 ($1,153.2 billion) was nearly the same as (+/-1.5%)* the revised June 2016 ($1,153.5 billion).

July 2016: -0.0* % change
June 2016 (r): +0.9* % change

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:30:00 -0400

July end-of-month inventories were $590.2 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.2%)* from last month.

July 2016: 0.0* % change in Inventories
June 2016 (r): +0.2* % change in Inventories

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:30:00 -0400

The advance international trade deficit in goods decreased to $59.3 billion in July from $64.5 billion in June as exports increased and imports decreased.

July 2016: 59.3° $ billion
June 2016: 64.5° $ billion

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:30:00 -0400

July 2016 end-of-month inventories were $600.6 billion, a decrease of 0.4 percent (+/- 0.2%) from last month.

July 2016: -0.4 % change in Inventories
June 2016 (r): +0.3 % change in Inventories

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:30:00 -0400

New orders for manufactured durable goods in July increased $9.7 billion or 4.4 percent to $228.9 billion.

July 2016: +4.4° % change
June 2016 (r): -4.2° % change

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:00:00 -0400

The rental vacancy rate in the second quarter 2016 was 6.7 percent, down 0.1 (+/- 0.4)* percentage point from the second quarter 2015 rate of 6.8 percent. The rental vacancy rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South and West were not statistically different from the rates in the second quarter 2015.

2nd Qtr 2016: +6.7* percent
2nd Qtr 2015: +6.8* percent

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:00:00 -0400

The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2016 was 62.9 percent, down 0.5 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the second quarter 2015 rate of 63.4 percent. The homeownership rate in the Northeast was lower than a year ago, while the rates in the Midwest, South and West were not statistically different from the rates in the second quarter 2015.

2nd Qtr 2016: +62.9 percent
2nd Qtr 2015: +63.4 percent

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