Table 1.—Principal Source Data and Estimating Methods Used in Preparing Estimates of Current-Dollar GDP—Continued

Component (billions of dollars) Subcomponent (billions of dollars) Annual estimates: Source data and methods used to determine level for benchmark and other years or used to prepare an extrapolator or interpolator Advance quarterly estimates: Source data and methods used to prepare an extrapolator
Product side (GDP of $7,636.0 billion for 1996)—Continued
Personal consumption expenditures—Continued Durable and nondurable goods—Continued:
Food furnished to employees (including military)
($8.7)
Benchmark years—For commercial employees, number of employees of appropriate industries from Bureau of Labor Statistics tabulations times BEA estimate of per capita expenditures for food; for military personnel, outlays from the Budget of the United States prepared by the Office of Management and Budget.
Other years—Same as benchmark years, except per capita expenditures for food based on Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index for food.
For commercial employees, same as annual for other years; for military personnel, judgmental trend.
Expenditures abroad by U.S. residents ($2.6) less personal remittances in kind to nonresidents ($1.2) Estimated as part of the balance of payments accounts; see entry for "exports and imports of services, net," under net exports of goods and services. Judgmental trend.
Services:
($3,038.4)
Nonfarm dwellings—space rent for owner-occupied and rent for tenant-occupied
($752.0)
Benchmark years—Based on data on housing stock and average annual rent from Census Bureau decennial census of housing and residential finance survey, adjusted for utilities billed with rent.
Other years—Based on data on housing stock and average annual rent from Census Bureau biennial housing survey or on the number of households from Census Bureau monthly current population survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index for rent.
Same as annual: For housing stock, judgmental trend; for average rent, Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index for rent.
Rental value of farm dwellings
($6.1)
Benchmark years—Based on data on housing stock and average annual rent from Census Bureau decennial census of housing and survey of residential finance.
Other years—Based on data on net value of real farm housing stock from BEA capital stock series.
Judgmental trend.
Motor vehicle and other repair, other purchased intercity transportation, legal and funeral services, barbershops and beauty parlors, nursing homes, laundries, employment agency fees, accounting and tax return preparation services, recreation (except cable TV, casino gambling, parimutuel net receipts, and lotteries), hotels and motels, and other education and research
($508.1)
Benchmark years—Receipts and expenses from Census Bureau quinquennial census adjusted for receipts from business and governments.
Other years—Receipts for spectator sports from trade sources; for legitimate theaters and other education and research, tabulations of wages and salaries of employees covered by State unemployment insurance from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; for others in this group, Census Bureau service annual survey.
For nursing homes, other education and research, employment agency fees, and clubs and fraternal organizations, wages and salaries derived from Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly employment times earnings times hours; for legitimate theaters and motion pictures, receipts from trade sources; for radio and TV repair, number of TV's based on stock and sales from trade source times Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index for appliance and furniture repair; for hotels and motels, rooms rented times average price per room from trade source; for others in this group, judgmental trend.

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