February 2006 - Volume 86 - Number 2
Director's Message | PDF version (276 kb)
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Business Situation: Advance Estimates for the Fourth Quarter of 2005
Real GDP increased 1.1 percent after increasing 4.1 percent. Real disposable personal income increased 7.0 percent after decreasing 2.0 percent. In 2005, real GDP increased 3.5 percent after increasing 4.2 percent in 2004. | PDF version (453
- The Monthly Treasury Statement and BEA's Estimates of Federal Government Spending | PDF version (453
Gross Domestic Product: Revisions and Source Data
BEA uses a variety of source data to prepare its widely followed quarterly estimates of GDP. Each of the early estimates incorporates progessively more up-to-date source data. Overall, the picture of the economy shown by these estimates is little changed by later revisions. | PDF version (349
Research Spotlight: Taxation and Multinational Activity: New Evidence, New Interpretations
Using data made available through a BEA program for outside researchers, three economists have produced a number of studies, summarized for the Survey, exploring the effect of various taxes on multinational firms' behavior. | PDF version (301
Federal Budget Estimates for Fiscal Year 2007. The March Survey will feature estimates of government receipts and outlays from the the Budget of the United States Government that are translated to a NIPA basis.
In the state personal income article in the January Survey , the slow growth in Alaska's personal dividend income was mistakenly attributed to a decline in Alaska Permanent Fund Benefits. These benefits are actually classified as a transfer receipt in state personal income, not as dividends. The information should have been "Alaska's dividends grew only 1.9 percent, slower than those for any other state except Vermont and West Virginia."
BEA Current and Historical Data
- Additional information about the NIPA estimates
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- Suggested reading | PDF version (100 kb)