Box: Data Availability

Estimates shown in the NIPA tables beginning on page 32, along with estimates for earlier periods (for most tables, back to 1959), are available in electronic form to STAT-USA subscribers (Economic Bulletin Board and Internet site). To subscribe, call STAT-USA on (202) 482–1986.

Estimates are also available on diskette. To obtain an order form indicating their cost and the schedule and cost of related material, write to the National Income and Wealth Division (BE–54), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington DC 20230, or call (202) 606–9700.

The following issues of the SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS also provide information about the comprehensive revision:

July 1995: Preview of BEA's new featured measures of output and prices.

September 1995: Preview of BEA's new treatment of government investment and new methodology for calculating depreciation.

October 1995: Preview of new and redesigned tables.

November/December 1995: Gross domestic product news release, including selected estimates and a discussion of the major effects of the revision.

Other information related to the NIPA estimates will be released as work is completed. The listing below provides approximate schedules for the release of most of the remaining estimates. A schedule for the revised estimates of reproducible tangible wealth will be announced in next month's SURVEY.

May 1996: Real inventories, sales, and inventory-sales ratios for manufacturing and trade (includes chain-weighted quarterly and monthly estimates).

May–June 1996: Additional NIPA tables (1.13, 3.13, 3.15–3.20, 5.3, 6.9C, 6.13C, 8.2, 8.13, 8.19, 8.26, and 9.1–9.6) and missing lines for tables shown in this issue (1.10, 1.16, 5.15, 7.13, 8.9, and 8.11).

June 1996: Gross domestic product by industry, 1987–94.

July 1996: Gross domestic product by industry, 1959–86.

Fall 1996: NIPA estimates for 1929–58, including annual estimates of real gross domestic product from 1929 and quarterly estimates from 1947. Summary NIPA tables will be published in the SURVEY.

Late 1996: National Income and Product Accounts of the United States, volume 2, 1959–92. This volume (and volume 1 below) will contain the complete set of NIPA tables as well as definitions, classifications, and conventions underlying the NIPA's.

Early 1997: National Income and Product Accounts of the United States, volume 1, 1929–58.

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