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Quarterly Services Survey icon

Quarterly Services Survey

Advance Report

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the second quarter of 2019, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $4,050.9 billion, an increase of 1.3 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the first quarter of 2019 and up 5.4 percent (+/- 0.6 percent) from the second quarter of 2018. The fourth quarter of 2018 to first quarter of 2019 percentage change was not revised from the preliminary estimate of 1.0 percent (+/- 0.4 percent).

Released:
August 16, 2019

Next Release:
September 6, 2019

2nd Qtr 2019

+1.3
% change

1st Qtr 2019 (r)

+1.0
% change

New Residential Construction icon

New Residential Construction

Privately-owned housing starts in July 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,191,000. This is 4.0 percent (+/- 8.0%)* below the revised June 2019 estimate of 1,241,000.

Released:
August 16, 2019

Next Release:
September 18, 2019

July 2019

-4.0*
% change

June 2019 (r)

-1.8*
% change

Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales icon

Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for June 2019 were $2,035.7 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.1 percent)* from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,460.1 billion, up 0.1 percent (+/-0.2 percent)* from last month.

Released:
August 15, 2019

Next Release:
September 13, 2019

June 2019

0.0*
% change in Inventories

May 2019 (r)

+0.3
% 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 July 2019 were $523.5 billion, an increase of 0.7 percent (+/-0.5%) from the previous month.

Released:
August 15, 2019

Next Release:
September 13, 2019

July 2019

+0.7
% change

June 2019 (r)

+0.3
% change

Monthly Wholesale Trade icon

Monthly Wholesale Trade

June 2019 sales of merchant wholesalers were $498.5 billion, down 0.3 percent (+/- 0.4 percent)* from last month. End-of-month inventories were $678.7 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.2 percent)* from last month.

Released:
August 8, 2019

Next Release:
September 11, 2019

June 2019

0.0*
% change in Inventories

May 2019 (r)

+0.4
% change in Inventories

Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders icon

Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

New orders for manufactured goods in June increased $3.1 billion or 0.6 percent to $493.8 billion.

Released:
August 2, 2019

Next Release:
September 5, 2019

June 2019

+0.6°
% change

May 2019 (r)

-1.3°
% change

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services icon

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $55.2 billion in June from $55.3 billion in May (revised), as imports decreased more than exports.

Released:
August 2, 2019

Next Release:
September 4, 2019

June 2019

55.2°
$ billion

May 2019 (r)

55.3°
$ billion

Construction Spending icon

Construction Spending

Total construction activity for June 2019 ($1,287.0 billion) was 1.3 percent (+/-1.2 percent) below the revised May 2019 ($1,303.4 billion).

Released:
August 1, 2019

Next Release:
September 3, 2019

June 2019

-1.3
% change

May 2019 (r)

-0.5*
% change

Homeownership Rate icon

Homeownership Rate

The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2019, 64.1 percent, was not statistically different from the rate in the second quarter 2018. The homeownership rates in each region were not statistically different from the rates in the second quarter 2018.

Released:
July 25, 2019

Next Release:
October 29, 2019

2nd Qtr 2019

+64.1*
percent

2nd Qtr 2018

+64.3
percent

Rental Vacancy Rate icon

Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in the second quarter 2019, 6.8 percent, was virtually unchanged from the rate in the second quarter 2018. The rental vacancy rate in the Midwest was lower than the rate in the second quarter 2018, while rates in the Northeast, South, and West were not statistically different from the second quarter 2018 rates.

Released:
July 25, 2019

Next Release:
October 29, 2019

2nd Qtr 2019

+6.8*
percent

2nd Qtr 2018

+6.8
percent

Advance Monthly Wholesale Inventories icon

Advance Monthly Wholesale Inventories

June end-of-month inventories were $680.0 billion, up 0.2 (+/- 0.2 percent)* from last month.

Released:
July 25, 2019

Next Release:
August 29, 2019

June 2019

+0.2*
% change in Inventories

May 2019 (r)

+0.4
% change in Inventories

Advance Monthly Retail Inventories icon

Advance Monthly Retail Inventories

June 2019 end-of-month inventories were $662.4 billion, down 0.1 percent (+/- 0.2%)* from last month.

Released:
July 25, 2019

Next Release:
August 29, 2019

June 2019

-0.1*
% change in Inventories

May 2019 (r)

+0.3
% change in Inventories

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 June increased $4.9 billion or 2.0 percent to $246.0 billion.

Released:
July 25, 2019

Next Release:
August 26, 2019

June 2019

+2.0°
% change

May 2019 (r)

-2.3°
% change

Advance U.S. International Trade in Goods icon

Advance U.S. International Trade in Goods

The advance international trade deficit in goods decreased to $74.2 billion in June from $75.0 billion in May as imports decreased more than exports.

Released:
July 25, 2019

Next Release:
August 29, 2019

June 2019

74.2°
$ billion

May 2019

75.0°
$ billion

New Residential Sales icon

New Residential Sales

Sales of new single-family houses in June 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 646,000. This is 7.0 percent (+/- 15.2%)* above the revised May 2019 estimate of 604,000.

Released:
July 24, 2019

Next Release:
August 23, 2019

June 2019

+7.0*
% change

May 2019 (r)

-8.2*
% change

Business Formation Statistics icon

Business Formation Statistics

Total U.S. Business Applications were 866,033 in the second quarter of 2019, up 0.8% from first quarter 2019.

Released:
July 17, 2019

Next Release:
October 16, 2019

2nd Qtr 2019

0.8°
% change

1st Qtr 2019 (r)

-1.0°
% change

Quarterly Financial Report - Retail Trade icon

Quarterly Financial Report - Retail Trade

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $29.9 billion for the first quarter 2019 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2019), up $10.0 (+/- 0.1) billion from fourth quarter 2018 (the 3 months ending January 31, 2019).

Released:
June 5, 2019

Next Release:
September 4, 2019

1st Qtr 2019

+10.0
$ billion

4th Qtr 2018 (r)

-3.8
$ billion

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 $164.2 billion for the first quarter of 2019, up $11.0 (+/- 0.4) billion from fourth quarter of 2018.

Released:
June 5, 2019

Next Release:
September 4, 2019

1st Qtr 2019

+11.0
$ billion

4th Qtr 2018 (r)

-2.3
$ 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 and Home Ownership Rate. None of the estimates are adjusted for price changes.

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