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Economic Indicators

New Residential Sales

January 26th, 2022

December 2021

+11.9*

% change

November 2021(r)

+11.7*

% change

Released: January 26th, 2022 Next Release: February 24th, 2022

Sales of new single-family houses in December 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 811,000. This is 11.9 percent (+/- 20.3%)* above the revised November 2021 estimate of 725,000.

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December 2021

101.0°

$ billion

November 2021

98.0°

$ billion

Released: January 26th, 2022 Next Release: February 28th, 2022

The advance international trade deficit in goods increased to $101.0 billion in December from $98.0 billion in November as imports increased more than exports.

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New Residential Construction

January 19th, 2022

December 2021

+1.4*

% change

November 2021(r)

+8.1*

% change

Released: January 19th, 2022 Next Release: February 17th, 2022

Privately-owned housing starts in December 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,702,000. This is 1.4 percent (+/- 10.1%)* above the revised November 2021 estimate of 1,678,000.

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Business Inventories

January 14th, 2022

November 2021

+1.3

% change in Inventories

October 2021(r)

+1.3

% change in Inventories

Released: January 14th, 2022 Next Release: February 16th, 2022

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for November 2021 were $2,158.2 billion, up 1.3 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,723.7 billion, up 0.7 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.

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Advance Monthly Retail Sales

January 14th, 2022

December 2021

-1.9

% change

November 2021(r)

+0.2*

% change

Released: January 14th, 2022 Next Release: February 16th, 2022

U.S. retail and food services sales for December 2021 were $626.8 billion, a decrease of 1.9 percent (+/-0.5 percent) from the previous month.

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Monthly Wholesale Inventories

January 10th, 2022

November 2021

+1.4

% change in Inventories

October 2021(r)

+2.5

% change in Inventories

Released: January 10th, 2022 Next Release: February 9th, 2022

November 2021 sales of merchant wholesalers were $630.8 billion, up 1.3 percent (+/- 0.5 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $771.1 billion, up 1.4 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month.

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November 2021

80.2°

$ billion

October 2021(r)

67.2°

$ billion

Released: January 6th, 2022 Next Release: February 8th, 2022

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $80.2 billion in November from $67.2 billion in October (revised), as imports increased more than exports.

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Construction Spending

January 3rd, 2022

November 2021

+0.4*

% change

October 2021(r)

+0.4*

% change

Released: January 3rd, 2022 Next Release: February 1st, 2022

Total construction activity for November 2021 ($1,625.9 billion) was 0.4 percent (+/-1.0 percent)* above the revised October 2021 ($1,618.8 billion).

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Selected Services Revenue

December 10th, 2021

3rd Quarter 2021

+3.6

% change

2nd Quarter 2021(r)

+3.8

% change

Released: December 10th, 2021 Next Release: February 18th, 2022

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the third quarter of 2021, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $4,520.8 billion, an increase of 3.6 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the second quarter of 2021 and up 15.1 percent (+/- 0.6 percent) from the third quarter of 2020.

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Quarterly Profits - Retailers'

December 7th, 2021

3rd Quarter 2021

-23.9

$ billion

2nd Quarter 2021(r)

+22.4

$ billion

Released: December 7th, 2021 Next Release: March 21st, 2022

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $47.1 billion for the third quarter 2021 (the 3 months ending October 31, 2021), down $23.9 (+/- 1.3) billion from second quarter 2021 (the 3 months ending July 31, 2021).

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3rd Quarter 2021

+5.2

$ billion

2nd Quarter 2021(r)

+21.1

$ billion

Released: December 7th, 2021 Next Release: March 21st, 2022

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $254.6 billion for the third quarter of 2021, up $5.2 (+/- 1.0) billion from second quarter of 2021.

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Homeownership Rate

November 2nd, 2021

3rd Quarter 2021

+65.4

percent

3rd Quarter 2020

+67.4

percent

Released: November 2nd, 2021 Next Release: February 2nd, 2022

The homeownership rate in the third quarter 2021, 65.4 percent, was lower than the rate in the third quarter 2020. The homeownership rates in the South and West were lower than the rates in the third quarter 2020, while the rates in the Northeast and Midwest were not statistically different.

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Rental Vacancy Rate

November 2nd, 2021

3rd Quarter 2021

+5.8

percent

3rd Quarter 2020

+6.4

percent

Released: November 2nd, 2021 Next Release: February 2nd, 2022

The rental vacancy rate in the third quarter 2021, 5.8 percent, was lower than the rate in the third quarter 2020. The rates in the Northeast and West were lower than their third quarter 2020 rates. The rates in the Midwest and South were not statistically different from the third quarter 2020 rates.

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