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GDP and the Economy: Final Estimates for the Third Quarter of 2008
Real GDP decreased 0.5 percent after increasing 2.8 percent in the second quarter. Prices paid by U.S. residents increased 4.5 percent after increasing 4.2 percent, reflecting accelerated food prices.
Real Inventories, Sales, and Inventory-Sales Ratios for Manufacturing and Trade for the Third Quarter of 2008
These statistics, including those for inventories for manufacturing by stage of fabrication, have been updated.
Toward Better Measurement of Innovation and Intangibles
This briefing discusses BEA’s ongoing efforts to better measure investment in innovative activity and intangible assets. It notes the progress and the challenges of measuring investment in specific areas, such as research and development.
U.S. International Transactions: Third Quarter of 2008
The U.S. current-account deficit decreased $6.9 billion to $174.1 billion in the third quarter from $180.9 billion in the second quarter; the surpluses on income and services increased, and the deficit on goods and net unilateral current transfers to foreigners decreased.
An Ownership-Based Framework of the U.S. Current Account, 1998–2007
This annual supplement to the international transactions accounts presents current-account statistics that combine cross-border trade and net receipts of affiliates of multinational companies.
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Structures. A nontechnical look at how BEA accounts for investment in structures.