U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau has been headquartered in Suitland, Md. since 1942, and currently employs about 4,285 staff members. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The U.S. Census Bureau is overseen by the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) within the Department of Commerce. The Economics and Statistics Administration provides high-quality economic analysis and fosters the missions of the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

New Home Sales Rose 4.9% in February

Washington, DC, March 29, 2019--Sales of new single‚Äźfamily houses in February 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Censu...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-home-sales-rose-49-in-february

Top 100 Home Builders Gained Market Share in 2005

Washington, DC, May 17, 2006--More than one in five new-home buyers bought their homes from the nation's top 10 builders in 2005, Builder magazine reveals in its annual Builder 100 list, published...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/top-100-home-builders-gained-market-share-i...

Trends in Education: Designers focus on durability and flexibility

  By Heather Osteen   Construction and renovation spending in the education market hasn’t increased the way many had hoped it would post-recession. Spending in higher education, whe...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trends-in-education-designers-focus-on-dura...

Construction Spending Fell 1.3% in February

Washington, DC, April 1, 2020-Construction spending during February 2020 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,366.7 billion, 1.3% below the revised January estimate of $1,384.5 bil...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-fell-13-in-february

Construction Spending Flat in January

Washington, DC, March 1, 2018-Construction spending during January 2018 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,262.8 billion, nearly the same as (±1.0%) the revised December e...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-flat-in-january

Wholesale Inventory Figures Stagnant in October

Washington, DC, December 10, 2015—October 2015 sales of merchant wholesalers were $448.0 billion, virtually unchanged from the revised September level, but were down 3.7% from the October 2014 l...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wholesale-inventory-figures-stagnant-in-oct...

Housing Starts Fell 12.3% in June

Washington, DC, July 18, 2018-Privately owned housing starts in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,173,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This is 12.3% below the revised May es...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-fell-123-in-june

Distributive Trade Sales & Manu. Shipments Up 8.2% YOY in June

Washington, DC, August 15, 2018-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for June was estimated at $1,452.2 billion, up 0.3% from May 2018 and was up 8.2% from...
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Wholesaler Sales Down 0.7% in December

Washington, DC, February 7, 2020-December 2019 sales of merchant wholesalers were $494.4 billion, down 0.7% from the revised November level but up 0.5% from the revised December 2018 level, according ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wholesaler-sales-down-07-in-december

Trade Sales and Manufacturer Shipments Slipped in October

Washington, DC, December 11, 2015—The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for October was estimated at $1,317.7 billion, down 0.2% from September 201...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trade-sales-and-manufacturer-shipments-slip...

Merchant Wholesaler Sales Rose 0.7% in June, Up 5.5% YOY

Washington, DC, August 9, 2017-June 2017 sales of merchant wholesalers were $465.8 billion, up 0.7% from the revised May level and were up 5.5% from the June 2016 level, according to the U.S. Census B...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/merchant-wholesaler-sales-rose-07-in-june-u...

Retail Sales Rose 6.4% YOY in August

Washington, DC, August 15, 2018-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for July 2018 were $507.5 billion, an increase of 0.5%  from the previous month, and 6.4% above July 2017,...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-rose-64-in-august

Housing Starts Fell 5.8% in August, But Up 0.9% YOY

Washington, DC, September 20, 2016— Privately-owned housing starts in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,142,000, 5.8% below the revised July estimate of 1,212,000 but 0.9% ab...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-fell-58-in-august-but-up-09-...

July New Home Sales Up 12.4%, Hit Highest Rate Since Oct. 2007

Washington, DC, August 23, 2016—Sales of new single-family houses in July 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 654,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bu...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/july-new-home-sales-up-124-hit-highest-rate...

New Single-Family Home Sales Rose by 5.7% in August

Washington, DC, September 24, 2015—Sales of new single-family houses in August 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 552,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Cens...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-singlefamily-home-sales-rose-by-57-in-a...

Distributive Trade Sales & Manufacturers' Shipments Flat in March

Washington, DC, May 12, 2017-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for March was estimated at $1,361.0 billion, virtually unchanged from February 2017, but ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distributive-trade-sales-manufacturers-ship...

Home Improvement Retailers Slow Sales Declines

Washington, DC, Jan. 15, 2009—December sales at home improvement retailers fell 5.5 percent in December, a significant improvement from November.Sales were down about 14 percent in November from...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/home-improvement-retailers-slow-sales-decli...

New Orders for Manufactured Goods Fell 0.8% in April

Washington, DC, June 4, 2019- New orders for manufactured goods in April, down two of the last three months, decreased $4.0 billion or 0.8% to $499.3 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.  T...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-orders-for-manufactured-goods-fell-08-i...

Orders for Manufactured Goods Rose 1.8% in December

Washington, DC, February 4, 2020-New orders for manufactured goods in December, up two of the last three months, increased $8.6 billion or 1.8% to $499.3 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-rose-18-in-de...

Distributor Shipments Rose 0.6% in September

Washington, DC, November 17, 2020-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for September was estimated at $1,465.1 billion, up 0.6% from August 2020 and was up...
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November Retail Sales Rose 3.8% YOY

Washington, DC, December 14, 2016—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for November were $465.5 billion, an increase of 0.1% from the previous month, and 3.8% above November ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/november-retail-sales-rose-38-yoy

Distributive Trade Sales & Manu. Shipments Rose 8.4% in May

Washington, DC, July 16, 2020-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for May was estimated at $1,284.3 billion, up 8.4% from April 2020, but was down 11.8% f...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distributive-trade-sales-manu-shipments-ros...

September Retail Sales Rose 1.6% from August, 4.4% YOY

Washington, DC, October 13, 2017-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for September 2017 were $483.9 billion, an increase of 1.6% from the previous month, and 4.4% above September ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/september-retail-sales-rose-16-from-august-...

Goods & Services Deficit Fell $1.1 Billion in April

Washington, DC, June 6, 2019-The goods and services deficit was $50.8 billion in April, down $1.1 billion from $51.9 billion in March, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic A...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/goods-services-deficit-fell-11-billioin-in-...

Goods & Services Deficit Fell to $49.0 Billion in March

Washington, DC, May 3, 2018- The goods and services deficit was $49.0 billion in March, down $8.8 billion from $57.7 billion in February, revised, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bure...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/goods-services-deficit-fell-to-490-billion-...

New Home Sales Rose 13.8% in June

Washington, DC, July 24, 2020-Sales of new single-family houses in June 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 776,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-home-sales-rose-138-in-june

Goods & Services Deficit Narrowed by $3.9B in November

Washington, DC, January 7, 2019-The goods and services deficit was $43.1 billion in November, down $3.9 billion from $46.9 billion in October, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Ec...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/goods-services-deficit-narrowed-by-39b-in-n...

Distributive Trade Sales & Manufacturer Shipment Rates Fell in February

Washington, DC, April 13, 2016—The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for February was estimated at $1,284.4 billion, down 0.4% from January 2016 and...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distributive-trade-sales--manufacturer-ship...

Durable Goods Orders Virtually Unchanged in August

Washington, DC, September 28, 2016—New orders for manufactured durable goods in August decreased $0.1 billion or virtually unchanged to $226.9 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This de...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durable-goods-orders-virtually-unchanged-in...

Construction Spending Rose 1.3% in October

Washington, DC, December 1, 2020-Construction spending during October 2020 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,438.5 billion, 1.3% above the revised September estimate of $1,420.4...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-rose-13-in-october