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Survey of Current Business

Table of Contents
June 1999

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Special in this issue

13 Note on Rates of Return for Domestic Nonfinancial Corporations, 1960--98 (PDF)

Regular features

1 Business Situation (PDF)

Real GDP increased 4.1 percent in the first quarter of 1999 after increasing 6.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 1998; the price index for gross domestic purchases increased 1.1 percent after increasing 0.9 percent. Corporate profits increased $31.8 billion in the first quarter. The Federal Government current surplus increased $45.6 billion, to $111.4 billion, in the first quarter, and the State and local government current surplus decreased $2.4 billion, to $168.1 billion.

16 Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: New Investment in 1998 (PDF)

Outlays by foreign investors to acquire or establish businesses in the United States jumped to a record $201.0 billion in 1998 from $69.7 billion in 1997. The 1998 total was boosted by two exceptionally large acquisitions, but even excluding them, outlays were still considerably higher than the previous record.

24 Gross State Product by Industry, 1995--97 (PDF)

In 1997, the States with the fastest growth in real gross state product (GSP) were Oregon, New Hampshire, Texas, Arizona, and Colorado; Hawaii was the only State in which real GSP declined. The new and revised GSP estimates are consistent with the most recent estimates of gross product by industry for the Nation, and they incorporate the most recent annual revisions of State personal income and of the national income and product accounts.

Reports and statistical presentations

46 Subject Guide: Volume 79 (1999), Numbers 1--6 (PDF)

D--1 BEA Current and Historical Data

National Data:

D--2 Selected NIPA Tables (PDF)

D--27 Other NIPA and NIPA-Related Tables (PDF)

D--36 Historical Tables (PDF)

D--41 Domestic Perspectives (PDF)

D--43 Charts (PDF)

International Data:

D--51 Transactions Tables (PDF)

D--57 Investment Tables (PDF)

D--62 International Perspectives (PDF)

D--64 Charts (PDF)

Regional Data:

D--65 State and Regional Tables (PDF)

D--69 Local Area Table (PDF)

D--71 Charts (PDF)

Appendixes: (PDF)

D--73 Appendix A: Additional Information About BEA's NIPA Estimates

D--75 Appendix B: Suggested Reading

Inside back cover: Getting BEA's Estimates (PDF)

Back cover: Schedule of Upcoming BEA News Releases (PDF)