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New Residential Sales icon

New Residential Sales

Sales of new single-family houses in October 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000. This is 0.7 percent (+/- 16.5%)* above the revised September 2014 estimate of 455,000.

Released:
November 26, 2014

Next Release:
December 23, 2014

October 2014

+0.7*
% change

September 2014 (r)

+0.4*
% 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 October increased $1.0 billion or 0.4 percent to $243.8 billion.

Released:
November 26, 2014

Next Release:
December 23, 2014

October 2014

+0.4°
% change

September 2014 (r)

-0.9°
% change

New Residential Construction icon

New Residential Construction

Privately-owned housing starts in October 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,009,000. This is 2.8 percent (+/- 10.0%)* below the revised September 2014 estimate of 1,038,000.

Released:
November 19, 2014

Next Release:
December 16, 2014

October 2014

-2.8*
% change

September 2014 (r)

+7.8*
% change

Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales icon

Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for September 2014 were $1,756.1 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.1%) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,352.5 billion, virtually unchanged (+/-0.3%)* from last month.

Released:
November 14, 2014

Next Release:
December 11, 2014

September 2014

+0.3
% change in Inventories

August 2014 (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 October were $444.5 billion, an increase of 0.3 percent (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.

Released:
November 14, 2014

Next Release:
December 11, 2014

October 2014

0.3*
% change

September 2014 (r)

-0.3
% change

Monthly Wholesale Trade icon

Monthly Wholesale Trade

September 2014 sales of merchant wholesalers were $454.3 billion, up 0.2 percent (+/- 0.9%)* from last month. End-of-month inventories were $538.8 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.4%)* from last month.

Released:
November 12, 2014

Next Release:
December 9, 2014

September 2014

+0.3*
% change in Inventories

August 2014 (r)

+0.6
% change in Inventories

Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders icon

Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

New orders for manufactured goods in September decreased $2.8 billion or 0.6 percent to $499.4 billion.

Released:
November 4, 2014

Next Release:
December 5, 2014

September 2014

-0.6°
% change

August 2014 (r)

-10.0°
% change

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 -$43.0 billion in September from -$40.0 billion in August (revised), as exports decreased and imports increased.

Released:
November 4, 2014

Next Release:
December 5, 2014

September 2014

-43.0°
$ billion

August 2014 (r)

-40.0°
$ billion

Construction Spending icon

Construction Spending

Total construction activity for September 2014 ($950.9 billion) was 0.4 percent (+/-2.0%)* below the revised August 2014 ($955.2 billion).

Released:
November 3, 2014

Next Release:
December 2, 2014

September 2014

-0.4*
% change

August 2014 (r)

-0.5*
% change

Homeownership Rate icon

Homeownership Rate

The homeownership rate in the third quarter 2014 was 64.4 percent, down 0.9 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the third quarter 2013 rate of 65.3 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest and South were lower than the rates in the third quarter 2013, while the rate in the West was not statistically different from the rate a year ago.

Released:
October 28, 2014

Next Release:
January 29, 2015

3rd Qtr 2014

+64.4
percent

3rd Qtr 2013

+65.3
percent

Rental Vacancy Rate icon

Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in the third quarter 2014 was 7.4 percent, down 0.9 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the third quarter 2013 rate of 8.3 percent. The rental vacancy rates in the Northeast and South were lower than the corresponding third quarter 2013 rates, while the rates in the Midwest and West were not statistically different from the rates a year ago.

Released:
October 28, 2014

Next Release:
January 29, 2015

3rd Qtr 2014

+7.4
percent

3rd Qtr 2013

+8.3
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 $20.9 billion for the second quarter 2014 (the 3 months ending July 31, 2014), up $7.0 (+/- 0.1) billion from first quarter 2014 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2014).

Released:
September 15, 2014

Next Release:
December 15, 2014

2nd Qtr 2014

+7.0
$ billion

1st Qtr 2014 (r)

-11.7
$ billion

Quarterly Services Survey icon

Quarterly Services Survey

U.S. Information sector revenue for the second quarter of 2014, adjusted for seasonal variations but not for price changes, was $333.2 billion, an increase of 0.8 percent (+/- 0.9)* from the first quarter of 2014.

Released:
September 11, 2014

Next Release:
December 10, 2014

2nd Qtr 2014

+0.8*
% change

1st 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 $153.2 billion for the second quarter of 2014, up $14.2 (+/- 0.7) billion from first quarter of 2014.

Released:
September 8, 2014

Next Release:
December 8, 2014

2nd Qtr 2014

+14.2
$ billion

1st Qtr 2014 (r)

-19.8
$ 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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