Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate


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Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate

A rate used to reduce seasonal noise on a company's sales or revenue information. For example, many retail companies tend to have higher sales figures at the end of the calendar year because of the holiday season. Comparing the raw data may make the company's sales look better than they are. The SAAR is designed to even out that trend. It is calculated by taking the raw annual rate for a given month and dividing by a seasonality factor.
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9-percent seasonally adjusted annual rate of advance during the fourth quarter of 2002, prices for crude foodstuffs and feedstuffs increased at a 15.
lt;sup>1</sup> All starts figures in this release, other than actual starts, are seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) - that is, monthly figures adjusted to remove normal seasonal variation and multiplied by 12 to reflect annual levels.
Privately owned housing starts in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000.
Seasonally adjusted annual rates are used in reporting quarterly data to factor out seasonal variations in resale activity.
up arrow] Sales of newly built, single-family homes increased 18 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units in August, the highest level in six years, F according to newly released data by the U.
9% for the month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.
The Commerce Department reported a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.
7 percent in June from the month before to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.
Elsewhere, the Commerce Department noted that housing starts dropped by six percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.
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The value of new construction starts in January, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $658.