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Friday, March 20, 2009

Released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time

Retail trade, January 2009

Retail sales rose 1.9% in January after decreasing 5.2% in December. Sales rose in five of the eight retail sectors, led by a 3.8% increase in the automotive sector. In volume terms, retail sales were up 1.8%.

New motor vehicle sales, January 2009

The number of new motor vehicles sold rose 5.5% to 119,231 units in January. Monthly sales have averaged close to 120,000 units since November 2008, whereas the average over the last three years was about 140,000 units.

Aircraft movement statistics: Major airports, February 2009

Investment in new housing construction, January 2009

Large urban transit, January 2009 

Small for-hire motor carriers of freight and owner operators, 2004, 2005 and 2006

Primary iron and steel, January 2009 

New products

Upcoming releases: March 23 to 27, 2009