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Guidelines for Citing BEA Information | ID: 124 | Created: Jan-13-2006
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Are more detailed estimates available for investment in private equipment beyond what is presented in the underlying detail Table 5.5.5U?

The estimates presented in the NIPA Table 5.5.5U are the most detailed time-series estimates available for investment in private equipment. For benchmark years (years ending in 2 and 7), however, more detailed estimates are available from BEA's Input-Output (I-O) accounts.  The I-O accounts are used to "benchmark" the time-series estimates of private fixed investment in equipment (PEQ) and present more detailed estimates of the products that make up each PEQ category.  A table showing the I-O commodity composition of the products in the PEQ categories for 2007, the most recent benchmark year, is available here. 

 

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