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Economic Indicators

May 2022

104.3°

$ billion

April 2022

106.7°

$ billion

Released: June 28th, 2022 Next Release: July 27th, 2022

The advance international trade deficit in goods decreased to $104.3 billion in May from $106.7 billion in April as exports increased and imports decreased.

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New Residential Sales

June 24th, 2022

May 2022

+10.7*

% change

April 2022(r)

-12.0

% change

Released: June 24th, 2022 Next Release: July 26th, 2022

Sales of new single-family houses in May 2022 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 696,000. This is 10.7 percent (+/- 18.9%)* above the revised April 2022 estimate of 629,000.

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May 2022

-14.4

% change

April 2022(r)

+5.5*

% change

Released: June 16th, 2022 Next Release: July 19th, 2022

Privately-owned housing starts in May 2022 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,549,000. This is 14.4 percent (+/- 8.9%) below the revised April 2022 estimate of 1,810,000.

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Business Inventories

June 15th, 2022

April 2022

+1.2

% change in Inventories

March 2022(r)

+2.4

% change in Inventories

Released: June 15th, 2022 Next Release: July 15th, 2022

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for April 2022 were $2,345.1 billion, up 1.2 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,813.9 billion, up 0.4 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.

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Selected Services Revenue

June 10th, 2022

1st Quarter 2022

+1.4

% change

4th Quarter 2021(r)

+2.4

% change

Released: June 10th, 2022 Next Release: August 19th, 2022

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the first quarter of 2022, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $4,825.2 billion, an increase of 1.4 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from the fourth quarter of 2021 and up 11.8 percent (+/- 0.6 percent) from the first quarter of 2021.

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April 2022

+2.2

% change in Inventories

March 2022(r)

+2.7

% change in Inventories

Released: June 8th, 2022 Next Release: July 8th, 2022

April 2022 sales of merchant wholesalers were $691.6 billion, up 0.7 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $861.8 billion, up 2.2 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.

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1st Quarter 2022

-21.3

$ billion

4th Quarter 2021(r)

+12.4

$ billion

Released: June 7th, 2022 Next Release: September 7th, 2022

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $37.4 billion for the first quarter 2022 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2022), down $21.3 (+/- 0.7) billion from fourth quarter 2021 (the 3 months ending January 31, 2022).

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1st Quarter 2022

-2.8

$ billion

4th Quarter 2021(r)

+15.9

$ billion

Released: June 7th, 2022 Next Release: September 7th, 2022

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $261.9 billion for the first quarter of 2022, down $2.8 (+/- 0.9) billion from fourth quarter of 2021.

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April 2022

87.1°

$ billion

March 2022(r)

107.7°

$ billion

Released: June 7th, 2022 Next Release: July 7th, 2022

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $87.1 billion in April from $107.7 billion in March (revised), as exports increased and imports decreased.

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Rental Vacancy Rate

April 27th, 2022

1st Quarter 2022

+5.8

percent

1st Quarter 2021

+6.8

percent

Released: April 27th, 2022 Next Release: August 2nd, 2022

The rental vacancy rate in the first quarter 2022, 5.8 percent, was lower than the rate in the first quarter 2021. The rates in the Northeast and Midwest were lower than the first quarter 2021 rates. The rates in the South and West were not statistically different from the first quarter 2021 rates.

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Homeownership Rate

April 27th, 2022

1st Quarter 2022

+65.4*

percent

1st Quarter 2021

+65.6

percent

Released: April 27th, 2022 Next Release: August 2nd, 2022

The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2022, 65.4 percent, was not statistically different from the rate in the first quarter 2021. The homeownership rate in the Northeast was lower than in the first quarter 2021. The rates in the Midwest, South, and West were not statistically different from the first quarter 2021 rates.

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