Box: Alternative Media

Within minutes after the official news release, the NIPA estimates are available electronically to STAT–USA subscribers on the Economic Bulletin Board or on the Internet. For more information, call STAT–USA at (202) 482–1986.

BEA also prepares recorded telephone messages that summarize key estimates immediately after their release: For gross domestic product, call (202) 606–5306; for personal income and outlays, call (202) 606–5303.

NIPA estimates are also available on diskettes. 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.