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January 2006 - Volume 86 - Number 1

Director's Message

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Taking Account

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Business Situation: Final Estimates for the Third Quarter of 2005

Real GDP increased 4.1 percent after increasing 3.3 percent in the second quarter, reflecting accelerations in consumer spending and Federal Government spending. Corporate profits decreased $54.4 billion after increasing $59.3 billion. | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (1856 kb)

Real Inventories, Sales, and Inventory-Sales Ratios for Manufacturing and Trade for the Third Quarter of 2005

The estimates, including the estimates of inventories for manufacturing by stage of fabrication, have been updated. | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (855 kb)

U.S. International Transactions: Third Quarter of 2005

The U.S. current-account deficit decreased $2.0 billion to $195.8 billion, mainly reflecting a decrease in net outflows for unilateral current transfers. In the financial account, net recorded financial inflows increased $122.3 billion to $272.9 billion. | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (2367 kb)

An Ownership-Based Framework of the U.S. Current Account, 1993-2004

This updated supplement to the international transactions accounts highlights the participation of multinational companies in the international markets for goods and services through both cross-border trade and sales by local affiliates. | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (461 kb)

State Personal Income: Third Quarter of 2005

Personal income for Louisiana, the state that was hardest hit by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, fell 25 percent. Personal income for Mississippi and Alabama, which had less extensive damage, grew 0.8 percent. Personal income for all the other states grew 1.1 percent. | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (2915 kb)

  • Largest State Personal Income Declines  | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (2915 kb)

Looking Ahead

Taxation and Multinational Activity. A research summary about the effects of taxation on multinational activity will be featured in the February Survey.

BEA Current and Historical Data

National Data

International Data

Regional Data

Appendixes

  • Additional information about the NIPA estimatesIcon for P D F document. PDF version (113 kb)
  • Suggested reading | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (67 kb)