Key Economic Indicators

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:30:00 EST

Personal income increased $63.0 billion (0.4 percent) in January according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $40.1 billion (0.3 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $22.2 billion (0.2 percent).

January 2017: 0.4 % change
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:30:00 EST

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 (table 1), according to the "second" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 3.5 percent.

4th quarter 2016: 1.9 % change
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:30:00 -0400

New orders for manufactured durable goods in February increased $3.9 billion or 1.7 percent to $235.4 billion.

February 2017: +1.7° % change
January 2017 (r): +2.3° % change

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Sales of new single-family houses in February 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000. This is 6.1 percent (+/- 17.3%)* above the revised January 2017 estimate of 558,000.

February 2017: +6.1* % change
January 2017 (r): +5.3* % change

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:18:51 -0400

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $28.3 billion for the fourth quarter 2016 (the 3 months ending January 31, 2017), up $5.4 (+/- 0.3) billion from third quarter 2016 (the 3 months ending October 31, 2016).

4th Qtr 2016: +5.4 $ billion
3rd Qtr 2016 (r): -0.1 $ billion

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:18:08 -0400

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $144.1 billion for the fourth quarter of 2016, down $6.6 (+/- 1.2) billion from third quarter of 2016.

4th Qtr 2016: -6.6 $ billion
3rd Qtr 2016 (r): +18.9 $ billion

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:30:00 -0400

Privately-owned housing starts in February 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,288,000. This is 3.0 percent (+/- 13.0%)* above the revised January 2017 estimate of 1,251,000.

February 2017: +3.0* % change
January 2017 (r): -1.9* % change

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:00:00 -0400

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for January 2017 were $1,841.4 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,359.3 billion, up 0.2 percent (+/-0.2 percent)* from last month.

January 2017: +0.3 % change in Inventories
December 2016 (r): +0.4 % change in Inventories

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:30:00 -0400

U.S. retail and food services sales for February were $474.0 billion, an increase of 0.1 percent (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.

February 2017: +0.1* % change
January 2017 (r): +0.6 % change

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

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the fourth calendar quarter of 2016, not adjusted for seasonal variation, or for price changes, was $3,615.3 billion, an increase of 2.3 percent (+/- 0.2%) from the third quarter of 2016 and up 6.0 percent (+/- 0.6%) from the fourth quarter of 2015.

4th Qtr 2016: +2.3 % change
3rd Qtr 2016: +1.8 % change

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:00:00 -0500

January 2017 sales of merchant wholesalers were $463.6 billion, down 0.1 percent (+/- 0.5 percent)* from last month. End-of-month inventories were $600.0 billion, down 0.2 percent (+/- 0.2 percent)* from last month.

January 2017: -0.2* % change in Inventories
December 2016 (r): +1.0 % change in Inventories

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 08:30:00 -0500

The Nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $48.5 billion in January from $44.3 billion in December (revised), as imports increased more than exports.

January 2017: 48.5° $ billion
December 2016 (r): 44.3° $ billion

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:00:00 -0500

New orders for manufactured goods in January increased $5.5 billion or 1.2 percent to $470.2 billion.

January 2017: +1.2° % change
December 2016 (r): +1.3° % change

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Total construction activity for January 2017 ($1,180.3 billion) was 1.0 percent (+/-1.0%)* below the revised December 2016 ($1,192.2 billion).

January 2017: -1.0* % change
December 2016 (r): +0.1* % change

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:30:00 -0500

January end-of-month inventories were $599.9 billion, down 0.1 percent (+/- 0.2 percent)* from last month.

January 2017: -0.1* % change in Inventories
December 2016 (r): +0.9 % change in Inventories

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:30:00 -0500

January 2017 end-of-month inventories were $613.4 billion, up 0.8 percent (+/- 0.2%) from last month.

January 2017: +0.8 % change in Inventories
December 2016 (r): 0.0* % change in Inventories

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:30:00 -0500

The advance international trade deficit in goods increased to $69.2 billion in January from $64.4 billion in December as exports decreased and imports increased.

January 2017: 69.2° $ billion
December 2016: 64.4° $ billion

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0500

The rental vacancy rate in the fourth quarter 2016, 6.9 percent, was not statistically different from the fourth quarter 2015 rate of 7.0 percent. The rental vacancy rate in the West was lower than the rate in the fourth quarter 2015, while the rates in the Northeast, Midwest and South were not statistically different from the rates in the fourth quarter 2015.

4th Qtr 2016: +6.9* percent
4th Qtr 2015: +7.0 percent

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0500

The homeownership rate in the fourth quarter 2016, 63.7 percent, was not statistically different from the fourth quarter 2015 rate of 63.8 percent. The homeownership rate in the Northeast was lower than the fourth quarter 2015 rate, while the rates in the Midwest, South and West were not statistically different from the rates in the fourth quarter 2015.

4th Qtr 2016: +63.7* percent
4th Qtr 2015: +63.8 percent

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