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Economic Indicators

Monthly Wholesale Inventories

September 10th, 2021

July 2021

+0.6

% change in Inventories

June 2021(r)

+1.2

% change in Inventories

Released: September 10th, 2021 Next Release: October 8th, 2021

July 2021 sales of merchant wholesalers were $601.3 billion, up 2.0 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $722.4 billion, up 0.6 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month.

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Selected Services Revenue

September 9th, 2021

2nd Quarter 2021

+3.9

% change

1st Quarter 2021(r)

+2.5

% change

Released: September 9th, 2021 Next Release: November 19th, 2021

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the second quarter of 2021, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $4,366.4 billion, an increase of 3.9 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the first quarter of 2021 and up 20.1 percent (+/- 0.6 percent) from the second quarter of 2020.

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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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July 2021

70.1°

$ billion

June 2021(r)

73.2°

$ billion

Released: September 2nd, 2021 Next Release: October 5th, 2021

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $70.1 billion in July from $73.2 billion in June (revised), as exports increased and imports decreased.

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July 2021

86.4°

$ billion

June 2021

92.1°

$ billion

Released: August 27th, 2021 Next Release: September 28th, 2021

The advance international trade deficit in goods decreased to $86.4 billion in July from $92.1 billion in June as exports increased and imports decreased.

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New Residential Sales

August 24th, 2021

July 2021

+1.0*

% change

June 2021(r)

-2.6*

% change

Released: August 24th, 2021 Next Release: September 24th, 2021

Sales of new single-family houses in July 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 708,000. This is 1.0 percent (+/- 11.3%)* above the revised June 2021 estimate of 701,000.

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New Residential Construction

August 18th, 2021

July 2021

-7.0*

% change

June 2021(r)

+3.5*

% change

Released: August 18th, 2021 Next Release: September 21st, 2021

Privately-owned housing starts in July 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,534,000. This is 7.0 percent (+/- 8.9%)* below the revised June 2021 estimate of 1,650,000.

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Business Inventories

August 17th, 2021

June 2021

+0.8

% change in Inventories

May 2021(r)

+0.6

% change in Inventories

Released: August 17th, 2021 Next Release: September 16th, 2021

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for June 2021 were $2,057.4 billion, up 0.8 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,640.8 billion, up 1.4 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.

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Rental Vacancy Rate

July 27th, 2021

2nd Quarter 2021

+6.2

percent

2nd Quarter 2020

+5.7

percent

Released: July 27th, 2021 Next Release: November 2nd, 2021

The rental vacancy rate in the second quarter 2021, 6.2 percent, was higher than the rate in the second quarter 2020. The rates in the Northeast and West were higher than their second quarter 2020 rates. The rates in the Midwest and South were not statistically different from the second quarter 2020 rates.

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Homeownership Rate

July 27th, 2021

2nd Quarter 2021

+65.4

percent

2nd Quarter 2020

+67.9

percent

Released: July 27th, 2021 Next Release: November 2nd, 2021

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

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