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Gross Domestic Product, 4th Quarter and Year 2019 (Advance Estimate)

4th Quarter 2019

2.1 4th Quarter 2019
% change
2.1 3rd quarter 2019
% change

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP also increased 2.1 percent. Full Text


Current Release
January 30, 2020


Quarterly Services Survey

4th Qtr 2019

+1.0 4th Qtr 2019
% change
+1.5 3rd Qtr 2019 (r)
% change

Advance ReportThe estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $4,129.2 billion, an increase of 1.0 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the third quarter of 2019 and up 4.7 percent (+/- 0.6 percent) from the fourth quarter of 2018.


Current Release
February 19, 2020


New Residential Construction

January 2020

-3.6* January 2020
% change
+17.7 December 2019 (r)
% change

Privately-owned housing starts in January 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,567,000. This is 3.6 percent (+/- 13.3%)* below the revised December 2019 estimate of 1,626,000.


Current Release
February 19, 2020


Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

December 2019

+0.1* December 2019
% change in Inventories
-0.2 November 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for December 2019 were $2,040.0 billion, up 0.1 percent (+/- 0.1 percent)* from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,461.0 billion, down 0.1 percent (+/-0.2 percent)* from last month.


Current Release
February 14, 2020


Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services

January 2020

+0.3* January 2020
% change
+0.2* December 2019 (r)
% change

U.S. retail and food services sales for January 2020 were $529.8 billion, an increase of 0.3 percent (+/-0.4%)* from the previous month.


Current Release
February 14, 2020


Monthly Wholesale Trade

December 2019

-0.2* December 2019
% change in Inventories
+0.1* November 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

December 2019 sales of merchant wholesalers were $494.4 billion, down 0.7 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $674.5 billion, down 0.2 percent (+/- 0.4 percent)* from last month.


Current Release
February 07, 2020


U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services

December 2019

48.9° December 2019
$ billion
43.7° November 2019 (r)
$ billion

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $48.9 billion in December from $43.7 billion in November (revised), as imports increased more than exports.


Current Release
February 05, 2020


Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

December 2019

+1.8° December 2019
% change
-1.2° November 2019 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured goods in December increased $8.6 billion or 1.8 percent to $499.3 billion.


Current Release
February 04, 2020


Construction Spending

December 2019

-0.2* December 2019
% change
+0.7* November 2019 (r)
% change

Total construction activity for December 2019 ($1,327.7 billion) was 0.2 percent (+/-0.8 percent)* below the revised November 2019 ($1,329.9 billion).


Current Release
February 03, 2020


Rental Vacancy Rate

4th Qtr 2019

+6.4* 4th Qtr 2019
percent
+6.6 4th Qtr 2018
percent

The rental vacancy rate in the fourth quarter 2019, 6.4 percent, was not statistically different from the rate in the fourth quarter 2018. The rental vacancy rates in each region were not statistically different from the fourth quarter 2018 rates.


Current Release
January 30, 2020


Homeownership Rate

4th Qtr 2019

+65.1* 4th Qtr 2019
percent
+64.8 4th Qtr 2018
percent

The homeownership rate in the fourth quarter 2019, 65.1 percent, was not statistically different from the rate in the fourth quarter 2018. The homeownership rates in each region were not statistically different from the fourth quarter 2018 rates.


Current Release
January 30, 2020


Advance Monthly Retail Inventories

December 2019

0.0* December 2019
% change in Inventories
-0.8 November 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

December 2019 end-of-month inventories were $661.2 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.2%)* from last month.


Current Release
January 29, 2020


Advance Monthly Wholesale Inventories

December 2019

-0.1* December 2019
% change in Inventories
+0.1* November 2019 (r)
% change in Inventories

December end-of-month inventories were $675.6 billion, down 0.1 percent (+/- 0.4 percent)* from last month.


Current Release
January 29, 2020


Advance U.S. International Trade in Goods

December 2019

68.3° December 2019
$ billion
63.0° November 2019
$ billion

The advance international trade deficit in goods increased to $68.3 billion in December from $63.0 billion in November as imports increased more than exports.


Current Release
January 29, 2020


Advance Report on Durable Goods Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

December 2019

+2.4° December 2019
% change
-3.1° November 2019 (r)
% change

New orders for manufactured durable goods in December increased $5.7 billion or 2.4 percent to $245.5 billion.


Current Release
January 28, 2020


New Residential Sales

December 2019

-0.4* December 2019
% change
-1.1* November 2019 (r)
% change

Sales of new single-family houses in December 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000. This is 0.4 percent (+/- 15.1%)* below the revised November 2019 estimate of 697,000.


Current Release
January 27, 2020


Business Formation Statistics

4th Qtr 2019

+3.4° 4th Qtr 2019
% change
-0.3° 3rd Qtr 2019 (r)
% change

Total U.S. Business Applications were 891,286 in the fourth quarter of 2019, up 3.4% from third quarter 2019.


Current Release
January 15, 2020


Quarterly Financial Report - Retail Trade

3rd Qtr 2019

-2.8 3rd Qtr 2019
$ billion
+1.2 2nd Qtr 2019 (r)
$ billion

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $25.7 billion for the third quarter 2019 (the 3 months ending October 31, 2019), down $2.8 (+/- 0.2) billion from second quarter 2019 (the 3 months ending July 31, 2019).


Current Release
December 03, 2019


Quarterly Financial Report - Manufacturing, Mining, Wholesale Trade, and Selected Service Industries

3rd Qtr 2019

+5.1 3rd Qtr 2019
$ billion
-15.2 2nd Qtr 2019 (r)
$ billion

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $149.1 billion for the third quarter of 2019, up $5.1 (+/- 0.8) billion from second quarter of 2019.


Current Release
December 03, 2019