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Economic Indicators

Construction Spending

December 1st, 2021

October 2021

+0.2*

% change

September 2021(r)

-0.1*

% change

Released: December 1st, 2021 Next Release: January 3rd, 2022

Total construction activity for October 2021 ($1,598.0 billion) was 0.2 percent (+/-1.2 percent)* above the revised September 2021 ($1,594.8 billion).

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New Residential Sales

November 24th, 2021

October 2021

+0.4*

% change

September 2021(r)

+7.1*

% change

Released: November 24th, 2021 Next Release: December 23rd, 2021

Sales of new single-family houses in October 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 745,000. This is 0.4 percent (+/- 21.1%)* above the revised September 2021 estimate of 742,000.

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October 2021

82.9°

$ billion

September 2021

97.0°

$ billion

Released: November 24th, 2021 Next Release: December 29th, 2021

The advance international trade deficit in goods decreased to $82.9 billion in October from $97.0 billion in September as exports increased more than imports.

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Selected Services Revenue

November 19th, 2021

3rd Quarter 2021

+3.7

% change

2nd Quarter 2021(r)

+3.8

% change

Released: November 19th, 2021 Next Release: December 10th, 2021

Advance Report:Advance U.S. selected services total revenue for the third quarter of 2021, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $4,524.9 billion, an increase of 3.7 percent   (+/- 0.4 percent) from the second quarter of 2021 and up 15.2 percent (+/- 0.8 percent) from the third quarter of 2020.

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New Residential Construction

November 17th, 2021

October 2021

-0.7*

% change

September 2021(r)

-2.7*

% change

Released: November 17th, 2021 Next Release: December 16th, 2021

Privately-owned housing starts in October 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,520,000. This is 0.7 percent (+/- 12.2%)* below the revised September 2021 estimate of 1,530,000.

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Business Inventories

November 16th, 2021

September 2021

+0.7

% change in Inventories

August 2021(r)

+0.8

% change in Inventories

Released: November 16th, 2021 Next Release: December 15th, 2021

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for September 2021 were $2,101.8 billion, up 0.7 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,669.7 billion, up 0.9 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.

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Advance Monthly Retail Sales

November 16th, 2021

October 2021

+1.7

% change

September 2021(r)

+0.8

% change

Released: November 16th, 2021 Next Release: December 15th, 2021

U.S. retail and food services sales for October 2021 were $638.2 billion, an increase of 1.7 percent (+/- 0.5 percent) from the previous month.

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Monthly Wholesale Inventories

November 10th, 2021

September 2021

+1.4

% change in Inventories

August 2021(r)

+1.3

% change in Inventories

Released: November 10th, 2021 Next Release: December 9th, 2021

September 2021 sales of merchant wholesalers were $603.1 billion, up 1.1 percent (+/- 0.5 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $742.2 billion, up 1.4 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month.

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September 2021

80.9°

$ billion

August 2021(r)

72.8°

$ billion

Released: November 4th, 2021 Next Release: December 7th, 2021

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $80.9 billion in September from $72.8 billion in August (revised), as exports decreased and imports increased.

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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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Quarterly Profits - Retailers'

September 7th, 2021

2nd Quarter 2021

+23.3

$ billion

1st Quarter 2021(r)

+14.7

$ billion

Released: September 7th, 2021 Next Release: December 7th, 2021

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $71.4 billion for the second quarter 2021 (the 3 months ending July 31, 2021), up $23.3 (+/- 0.6) billion from first quarter 2021 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2021).

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2nd Quarter 2021

+26.9

$ billion

1st Quarter 2021(r)

+89.4

$ billion

Released: September 7th, 2021 Next Release: December 7th, 2021

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $255.2 billion for the second quarter of 2021, up $26.9 (+/- 0.8) billion from first quarter of 2021.

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