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The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) will release fourth-quarter GDP, originally scheduled for January 30, on Thursday, February 28. The BEA is calling this the “initial” release which will compress what are normally the first and second estimates (the second estimate was originally scheduled for February 28). The final release for fourth-quarter GDP remains scheduled for March 28.
On Friday, March 1, the BEA will release a single report that will include personal income and outlays for December, which was originally scheduled for January 31, as well as personal income for January as scheduled. Outlays for January, however, as well as the savings rate will not be included in this release.
International trade in goods and services for December, which was originally set for February 5, will be posted on Wednesday, March 6.
For the Census Department changes are as follows:
Durable goods orders for December will be posted on February 21 with January through March to be announced.
Wholesale trade for December is scheduled for February 25 with dates for January through March to be announced. Housing Starts for December are set for February 26 with dates for January to March likewise to be announced.
Factory orders for December are set for February 27 and to be announced at a later date will be January through March. Advance economic indicators for December — international trade in goods, retail inventories, wholesale inventories — will also be posted February 27 with January through March to be announced.
March 4 will see December construction spending and March 5 December new home sales with January through March data for both series to be announced.
Advance quarterly services for the fourth quarter that was set for March 7 has been canceled and not rescheduled. Final quarterly services for the fourth quarter are scheduled for March 21.
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