Key Economic Indicators

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:30:00 EDT

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2016, real GDP increased 2.1 percent.

1st quarter 2017: 0.7 % change
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:30:00 EDT

Personal income increased $57.7 billion (0.4 percent) in February according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $44.6 billion (0.3 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $7.4 billion (0.1 percent).

February 2017: 0.4 % change
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0400

The rental vacancy rate in the first quarter 2017, 7.0 percent, was virtually unchanged from the first quarter 2016 rate. The rental vacancy rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South and West were not statistically different from the rates in the first quarter 2016.

1st Qtr 2017: +7.0* percent
1st Qtr 2016: +7.0 percent

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0400

The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2017, 63.6 percent, was not statistically different from the first quarter 2016 rate of 63.5 percent. The homeownership rate in the Midwest was lower than the first quarter 2016 rate, while the rates in the Northeast, South and West were not statistically different from the rates in the first quarter 2016.

1st Qtr 2017: +63.6* percent
1st Qtr 2016: +63.5 percent

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:30:00 -0400

The advance international trade deficit in goods increased to $64.8 billion in March from $63.9 billion in February as exports decreased more than imports.

March 2017: 64.8° $ billion
February 2017: 63.9° $ billion

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:30:00 -0400

March 2017 end-of-month inventories were $616.6 billion, up 0.4 percent (+/- 0.2%) from last month.

March 2017: +0.4 % change in Inventories
February 2017 (r): +0.4 % change in Inventories

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:30:00 -0400

New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $1.6 billion or 0.7 percent to $238.7 billion.

March 2017: +0.7° % change
February 2017 (r): +2.3° % change

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:30:00 -0400

March end-of-month inventories were $592.8 billion, down 0.1 percent (+/- 0.4 percent)* from last month.

March 2017: -0.1* % change in Inventories
February 2017 (r): +0.2* % change in Inventories

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Sales of new single-family houses in March 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 621,000. This is 5.8 percent (+/- 15.5%)* above the revised February 2017 estimate of 587,000.

March 2017: +5.8* % change
February 2017 (r): +0.3* % change

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:30:00 -0400

Privately-owned housing starts in March 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,215,000. This is 6.8 percent (+/- 12.5%)* below the revised February 2017 estimate of 1,303,000.

March 2017: -6.8* % change
February 2017 (r): +5.0* % change

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0400

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for February 2017 were $1,839.9 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,360.7 billion, up 0.2 percent (+/-0.2 percent)* from last month.

February 2017: +0.3 % change in Inventories
January 2017 (r): +0.3 % change in Inventories

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:30:00 -0400

U.S. retail and food services sales for March were $470.8 billion, a decrease of 0.2 percent (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.

March 2017: -0.2* % change
February 2017 (r): -0.3 % change

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0400

February 2017 sales of merchant wholesalers were $464.9 billion, up 0.6 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $594.2 billion, up 0.4 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.

February 2017: +0.4 % change in Inventories
January 2017 (r): -0.2* % change in Inventories

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0400

New orders for manufactured goods in February increased $4.8 billion or 1.0 percent to $476.5 billion.

February 2017: +1.0° % change
January 2017 (r): +1.5° % change

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:30:00 -0400

The Nation's international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $43.6 billion in February from $48.2 billion in January(revised), as exports increased and imports decreased.

February 2017: 43.6° $ billion
January 2017 (r): 48.2° $ billion

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Total construction activity for February 2017 ($1,192.8 billion) was 0.8 percent (+/-1.0%)* above the revised January 2017 ($1,183.8 billion).

February 2017: +0.8* % change
January 2017 (r): -0.4* % 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, 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

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