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Economic Indicators

April 2022

-0.2*

% change

March 2022(r)

-2.8*

% change

Released: May 18th, 2022 Next Release: June 16th, 2022

Privately-owned housing starts in April 2022 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,724,000. This is 0.2 percent (+/- 8.7%)* below the revised March 2022 estimate of 1,728,000.

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Business Inventories

May 17th, 2022

March 2022

+2.0

% change in Inventories

February 2022(r)

+1.8

% change in Inventories

Released: May 17th, 2022 Next Release: June 15th, 2022

U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for March 2022 were $2,324.2 billion, up 2.0 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,832.1 billion, up 1.8 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.

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March 2022

+2.3

% change in Inventories

February 2022(r)

+2.8

% change in Inventories

Released: May 9th, 2022 Next Release: June 8th, 2022

March 2022 sales of merchant wholesalers were $686.2 billion, up 1.7 percent (+/- 0.5 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $840.3 billion, up 2.3 percent (+/- 0.2 percent) from last month.

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March 2022

109.8°

$ billion

February 2022(r)

89.8°

$ billion

Released: May 4th, 2022 Next Release: June 7th, 2022

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $109.8 billion in March from $89.8 billion in February (revised), as imports increased more than exports.

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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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March 2022

125.3°

$ billion

February 2022

106.3°

$ billion

Released: April 27th, 2022 Next Release: May 27th, 2022

The advance international trade deficit in goods increased to $125.3 billion in March from $106.3 billion in February as imports increased more than exports.

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New Residential Sales

April 26th, 2022

March 2022

-8.6*

% change

February 2022(r)

-1.2*

% change

Released: April 26th, 2022 Next Release: May 24th, 2022

Sales of new single-family houses in March 2022 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 763,000. This is 8.6 percent (+/- 12.9%)* below the revised February 2022 estimate of 835,000.

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4th Quarter 2021

+11.0

$ billion

3rd Quarter 2021(r)

-23.7

$ billion

Released: March 21st, 2022 Next Release: June 7th, 2022

Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $58.3 billion for the fourth quarter 2021 (the 3 months ending January 31, 2022), up $11.0 (+/- 2.4) billion from third quarter 2021 (the 3 months ending October 31, 2021).

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4th Quarter 2021

+17.6

$ billion

3rd Quarter 2021(r)

+5.2

$ billion

Released: March 21st, 2022 Next Release: June 7th, 2022

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $271.2 billion for the fourth quarter of 2021, up $17.6 (+/- 1.9) billion from third quarter of 2021.

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Selected Services Revenue

March 11th, 2022

4th Quarter 2021

+2.8

% change

3rd Quarter 2021(r)

+3.6

% change

Released: March 11th, 2022 Next Release: May 20th, 2022

The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2021, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $4,789.7 billion, an increase of 2.8 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the third quarter of 2021 and up 14.1 percent (+/- 0.6 percent) from the fourth quarter of 2020.

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