Corporate profits in the United States jumped 1.7 percent to USD 1,983.8 billion in the first quarter of 2021, after falling 3.3 percent in the previous period and compared with a preliminary estimate of a 0.8 percent drop. source: U.S. Bureau of Economics Analysis

Corporate Profits in the United States averaged 528.12 USD Billion from 1950 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 2018.50 USD Billion in the third quarter of 2020 and a record low of 14.67 USD Billion in the first quarter of 1951. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Corporate Profits - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Corporate Profits - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2021.

Corporate Profits in the United States is expected to be 2000.00 USD Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Corporate Profits in the United States to stand at 1870.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Corporate Profits is projected to trend around 1870.00 USD Billion in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Corporate Profits

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1983.80 1951.40 2018.50 14.67 1950 - 2021 USD Billion Quarterly
Current Prices, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-12-22 01:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final Q3 27% -10.7% 27.5%
2021-03-25 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Q4 -3.3% 27% 2%
2021-05-27 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel Q1 -0.8% -3.3% 2%
2021-06-24 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final Q1 1.7% -3.3% -0.8%


News Stream
US Corporate Profits Unexpectedly Rise in Q1
Corporate profits in the United States jumped 1.7 percent to USD 1,983.8 billion in the first quarter of 2021, after falling 3.3 percent in the previous period and compared with a preliminary estimate of a 0.8 percent drop.
2021-06-24
US Corporate Profits Fall in Q1
Corporate profits in the United States decreased 0.8 percent to USD 1.94 trillion in the first quarter of 2021, following a 3.3 percent drop in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed. Net dividends declined 2.8 percent to USD 1.34 trillion. Meantime, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, rose 1.8 percent to USD 2.59 trillion and undistributed profits climbed 4 percent to USD 0.60 trillion.
2021-05-27
US Corporate Profits Fall in Q4
Corporate profits in the United States decreased 3.3 percent to USD 1.95 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2020, down from a 27 percent jump in the previous period. Undistributed profits fell 14.5 percent to USD 0.58 trillion and net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, went down 2.9 percent to USD 2.54 trillion. Meanwhile, net dividends rose 2.3 percent to USD 1.37 trillion.
2021-03-25
US Q3 Corporate Profits Revised Slightly Lower
Corporate profits in the United States rose 27 percent to USD 2.02 trillion in the third quarter of 2020, slightly less than a 27.5 percent jump previously estimated and compared with a 10.7 percent slump in the previous period. It was the sharpest increase in corporate profits since the first quarter of 2009, as the economy continued to recover from the coronavirus pandemic shock. Undistributed profits surged 199.5 percent to USD 0.67 trillion and net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, advanced 24.7 percent to USD 2.62 trillion. Meanwhile, net dividends fell 1.4 percent to USD 1.35 trillion.
2020-12-22

United States Corporate Profits
Corporate profits represents the portion of the total income earned from current production that is accounted for by U.S. corporations. It is one of the most closely watched U.S. economic indicators, as it provides a summary measure of corporate financial health and thus serves as an essential indicator of economic performance.