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Construction Spending icon

Construction Spending

Total construction activity for July 2015 ($1,083.4 billion) was 0.7 percent (+/-1.5%)* above the revised June 2015 ($1,075.9 billion).

Released:
September 1, 2015

Next Release:
October 1, 2015

July 2015

+0.7*
% change

June 2015 (r)

+0.7*
% change

Advance U.S. International Trade in Goods icon

Advance U.S. International Trade in Goods

The advance international trade balance in goods was -$59.1 billion in July 2015. Advance exports of goods were $127.1 billion and advance imports of goods were $186.2 billion.

Released:
August 28, 2015

Next Release:
September 29, 2015

July 2015

-59.1°
$ billion

June 2015

-62.3°
$ billion

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

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

New orders for manufactured durable goods in July increased $4.6 billion or 2.0 percent to $241.1 billion.

Released:
August 26, 2015

Next Release:
September 24, 2015

July 2015

+2.0°
% change

June 2015 (r)

+4.1°
% change

New Residential Sales icon

New Residential Sales

Sales of new single-family houses in July 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 507,000. This is 5.4 percent (+/- 14.8%)* above the revised June 2015 estimate of 481,000.

Released:
August 25, 2015

Next Release:
September 24, 2015

July 2015

+5.4*
% change

June 2015 (r)

-7.7*
% change

New Residential Construction icon

New Residential Construction

Privately-owned housing starts in July 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,206,000. This is 0.2 percent (+/- 15.2%)* above the revised June 2015 estimate of 1,204,000.

Released:
August 18, 2015

Next Release:
September 17, 2015

July 2015

+0.2*
% change

June 2015 (r)

+12.3*
% change

Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales icon

Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for June 2015 were $1,812.5 billion, up 0.8 (+/- 0.1%) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,325.5 billion, up 0.2 (+/-0.2%)* from last month.

Released:
August 13, 2015

Next Release:
September 15, 2015

June 2015

+0.8
% change in Inventories

May 2015 (r)

+0.3
% change in Inventories

Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services icon

Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services

U.S. retail and food services sales for July were $446.5 billion, an increase of 0.6 percent (+/-0.5%) from the previous month.

Released:
August 13, 2015

Next Release:
September 15, 2015

July 2015

+0.6
% change

June 2015 (r)

0.0*
% change

Monthly Wholesale Trade icon

Monthly Wholesale Trade

June 2015 sales of merchant wholesalers were $449.9 billion, up 0.1 percent (+/- 0.7%)* from last month. End-of-month inventories were $586.2 billion, up 0.9 percent (+/- 0.4%) from last month.

Released:
August 11, 2015

Next Release:
September 10, 2015

June 2015

+0.9
% change in Inventories

May 2015 (r)

+0.6
% change in Inventories

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services icon

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services

The Nation's international trade balance in goods and services decreased to -$43.8 billion in June from -$40.9 billion in May (revised), as exports decreased and imports increased.

Released:
August 5, 2015

Next Release:
September 3, 2015

June 2015

-43.8°
$ billion

May 2015 (r)

-40.9°
$ billion

Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders icon

Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

New orders for manufactured goods in June increased $8.7 billion or 1.8 percent to $478.5 billion.

Released:
August 4, 2015

Next Release:
September 2, 2015

June 2015

1.8°
% change

May 2015 (r)

-1.1°
% change

Rental Vacancy Rate icon

Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in the second quarter 2015 was 6.8 percent, down 0.7 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the second quarter 2014 rate of 7.5 percent. The rental vacancy rates in the South and West were lower than the corresponding second quarter 2014 rates, while the rates in the Northeast and Midwest were not statistically different from the rates a year ago.

Released:
July 28, 2015

Next Release:
October 27, 2015

2nd Qtr 2015

+6.8
percent

2nd Qtr 2014

+7.5
percent

Homeownership Rate icon

Homeownership Rate

The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2015 was 63.4 percent, down 1.3 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the second quarter 2014 rate of 64.7 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South and West were lower than the rates in the second quarter 2014.

Released:
July 28, 2015

Next Release:
October 27, 2015

2nd Qtr 2015

+63.4
percent

2nd Qtr 2014

+64.7
percent

Quarterly Financial Report - Retail Trade icon

Quarterly Financial Report - Retail Trade

After-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $23.0 billion for the first quarter 2015 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2015), down $0.6 (+/- 0.1) billion from fourth quarter 2014 (the 3 months ending January 31, 2015).

Released:
June 15, 2015

Next Release:
September 14, 2015

1st Qtr 2015

-0.6
$ billion

4th Qtr 2014 (r)

+7.2
$ billion

Quarterly Services Survey icon

Quarterly Services Survey

The estimate of U.S. information sector revenue for the first calendar quarter of 2015, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $334.8 billion, an increase of 0.4 percent (+/- 0.6%)* from the fourth quarter of 2014 and up 3.0 percent (+/- 0.8%) from the first quarter of 2014.

Released:
June 10, 2015

Next Release:
September 9, 2015

1st Qtr 2015

+0.4*
% change

4th Qtr 2014 (r)

+1.3
% change

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

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

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $128.6 billion for the first quarter of 2015, down $22.6 (+/- 0.2) billion from fourth quarter of 2014.

Released:
June 8, 2015

Next Release:
September 8, 2015

1st Qtr 2015

-22.6
$ billion

4th Qtr 2014 (r)

-12.4
$ billion

(*) The 90% confidence interval includes zero. The Census Bureau does not have sufficient statistical evidence to conclude that the actual change is different from zero.

(°) Statistical significance is not applicable or not measurable for these surveys. The Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders estimates are not based on a probability sample, so we can neither measure the sampling error of these estimates nor compute confidence intervals.

(r) Revised.

All estimates are seasonally adjusted except for the Rental Vacancy Rate, Home Ownership Rate, and Quarterly Financial Report for Retail Trade. None of the estimates are adjusted for price changes.

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