Northern Mariana Islands’ GDP Increases in 2017

The estimates of GDP for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands show that real GDP—GDP adjusted to remove price changes—increased 25.1 percent in 2017, after increasing 28.2 percent in 2016. For comparison, real GDP for the United States (excluding the territories)… Read More

August 2018 Trade Gap is $53.2 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in August 2018 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $50.0 billion in July (revised) to $53.2 billion in August, as exports decreased and imports increased. The previously… Read More

Personal Consumption Expenditures by State, 2017

State personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased on average 4.3 percent in 2017, an acceleration from the 3.8 percent increase in 2016. The percent change in PCE across all states ranged from 6.9 percent in Idaho to 2.0 percent in North Dakota.

Personal Income Rises in August

Personal income increased 0.3 percent in August, the same increase as in July. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, increased 0.5 percent in August after increasing 0.3 percent in July.

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GDP Increases in Second Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018, according to the “third” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The growth rate was unchanged from the “second” estimate released in August. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 2.2 percent… Read More

U.S. Net International Investment Position Second Quarter 2018

The U.S. net international investment position decreased to −$8,638.5 billion (preliminary) at the end of the second quarter of 2018 from −$7,747.3 billion (revised) at the end of the first quarter. The $891.2 billion decrease reflected net financial transactions of −$126.0 billion and net other… Read More

State Personal Income: Second Quarter 2018

State personal income increased 4.2 percent, at an annual rate, in the second quarter of 2018, a deceleration from the 5.0 percent increase in the first quarter. The percent change in personal income across all states ranged from 6.0 percent in Texas to 1.6 percent in Washington.

Outdoor Recreation Grew Faster Than U.S. Economy in 2016

The outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.2 percent of current-dollar GDP in 2016, or $412 billion, updated statistics from the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account show. In data produced for the first time, using inflation-adjusted GDP, the outdoor recreation economy grew 1.7 percent in… Read More

U.S. Current-Account Deficit Decreases in Second Quarter 2018

The U.S. current-account deficit decreased to $101.5 billion (preliminary) in the second quarter of 2018 from $121.7 billion (revised) in the first quarter of 2018. As a percentage of U.S. GDP, the deficit decreased to 2.0 percent from 2.4 percent. The previously published current-account… Read More

Coming Soon: An Enhanced Set of Outdoor Recreation Statistics

BEA’s first-ever measurement of the economic power of outdoor recreation, released in February, found that the industry’s contribution to the U.S. economy in 2016 was bigger than other industries like legal services or publishing. Soon people will learn even more about the economic value of… Read More

July 2018 Trade Gap is $50.1 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in July 2018 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $45.7 billion in June (revised) to $50.1 billion in July, as exports decreased and imports increased. The previously… Read More