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New Residential Sales icon

New Residential Sales

Sales of new single-family houses in May 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 546,000. This is 2.2 percent (+/- 16.7%)* above the revised April 2015 estimate of 534,000.

Released:
June 23, 2015

Next Release:
July 24, 2015

May 2015

+2.2*
% change

April 2015 (r)

+8.1*
% change

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 May decreased $4.1 billion or 1.8 percent to $228.9 billion.

Released:
June 23, 2015

Next Release:
July 27, 2015

May 2015

-1.8°
% change

April 2015 (r)

-1.5°
% change

New Residential Construction icon

New Residential Construction

Privately-owned housing starts in May 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,036,000. This is 11.1 percent (+/- 10.4%) below the revised April 2015 estimate of 1,165,000.

Released:
June 16, 2015

Next Release:
July 17, 2015

May 2015

-11.1
% change

April 2015 (r)

+22.1
% change

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

Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales icon

Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for April 2015 were $1,793.2 billion, up 0.4 (+/- 0.1%) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,318.8 billion, up 0.6 (+/-0.2%) from last month.

Released:
June 11, 2015

Next Release:
July 14, 2015

April 2015

+0.4
% change in Inventories

March 2015 (r)

+0.1*
% 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 May were $444.9 billion, an increase of 1.2 percent (+/-0.5%) from the previous month.

Released:
June 11, 2015

Next Release:
July 14, 2015

May 2015

+1.2
% change

April 2015 (r)

+0.2*
% change

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

Monthly Wholesale Trade icon

Monthly Wholesale Trade

April 2015 sales of merchant wholesalers were $448.3 billion, up 1.6 percent (+/- 0.7%) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $576.9 billion, up 0.4 percent (+/- 0.4%)* from last month.

Released:
June 9, 2015

Next Release:
July 10, 2015

April 2015

+0.4*
% change in Inventories

March 2015 (r)

+0.2*
% change in Inventories

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

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 increased to -$40.9 billion in April from -$50.6 billion in March (revised), as exports increased and imports decreased.

Released:
June 3, 2015

Next Release:
July 7, 2015

April 2015

-40.9°
$ billion

March 2015 (r)

-50.6°
$ billion

Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders icon

Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

New orders for manufactured goods in April decreased $1.8 billion or 0.4 percent to $476.7 billion.

Released:
June 2, 2015

Next Release:
July 2, 2015

April 2015

-0.4°
% change

March 2015 (r)

+2.2°
% change

Construction Spending icon

Construction Spending

Total construction activity for April 2015 ($1,006.1 billion) was 2.2 percent (+/-1.5%) above the revised March 2015 ($984.0 billion).

Released:
June 1, 2015

Next Release:
July 1, 2015

April 2015

+2.2
% change

March 2015 (r)

+0.5*
% change

Rental Vacancy Rate icon

Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in the first quarter 2015 was 7.1 percent, down 1.2 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the first quarter 2014 rate of 8.3 percent. The rental vacancy rates in the Northeast, South and West were lower than the corresponding first quarter 2014 rates, while the rate in the Midwest was not statistically different from the rate a year ago.

Released:
April 28, 2015

Next Release:
July 28, 2015

1st Qtr 2015

+7.1
percent

1st Qtr 2014

+8.3
percent

Homeownership Rate icon

Homeownership Rate

The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2015 was 63.7 percent, down 1.1 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the first quarter 2014 rate of 64.8 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, South and West were lower than the rates in the first quarter 2014, while the rate in the Midwest was not statistically different from the rate a year ago.

Released:
April 28, 2015

Next Release:
July 28, 2015

1st Qtr 2015

+63.7
percent

1st Qtr 2014

+64.8
percent

(*) 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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