Bureau of Economic Analysis
Survey of Current Business
Table of Contents
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1 Gross Domestic Product, Third Quarter 1995 (Preliminary); Corporate Profits, Third Quarter 1995 (Preliminary); and Revised Estimates, 1959–95 (PDF)
As this issue of the SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS went to press, BEA released revised estimates of GDP and related measures for 1959 through the third quarter of 1995 from a comprehensive revision of the NIPA’s. The revised estimates show that real GDP increased 3.2 percent in the third quarter of 1995, following a 0.5-percent increase in the second. For 1959–94, the revised estimates of real GDP show an average annual growth rate of 3.2 percent, 0.2 percentage point faster than the previously published estimates.
48 Personal Income and Outlays, October and November 1995 (PDF)
As this issue of the SURVEY went to press, BEA released new monthly estimates of personal income and related measures for October and November 1995 and revised estimates beginning with 1959 from the comprehensive NIPA revision. Personal income increased 0.2 percent in November 1995 after increasing 0.7 percent in October (not at annual rates). Personal income was revised up for all years, largely reflecting upward revisions to rental income of persons and to other labor income.
58 U.S. International Transactions, Third Quarter 1995 (PDF)
The U.S. current-account deficit decreased $3.8 billion, to $39.5 billion, in the
third quarter. The decrease was more than accounted for by a smaller deficit on
trade in goods and services, as exports rose and as imports fell. In contrast, both
net unilateral transfers and the deficit on investment income increased.
56 Selected Monthly Estimates (PDF)
84 Subject Guide: Volume 75 (1995) (PDF)
C-1 Business Cycle Indicators (PDF)
C-1 Data tablesC-6 Footnotes for pages C-1 through C-5C-7 ChartsC-28 Index to historical data for selected seriesC-29 Sources for business cycle indicatorsCHANGES IN THE PUBLICATION OF THE SURVEYFederal Government shutdowns resulted in the suspension of BEA operations on November 14–19 and on December 18–January 5; in addition, a major East Coast snowstorm halted operations on January 8–10 and January 12. As a result, the schedules for the preparation and release of BEA’s national, regional, and international accounts estimates have been changed substantially. In particular, BEA was forced to delay the release of the revised estimates from its comprehensive revision of the NIPA’s by over a month. For information about BEA’s news release schedule, see the back cover of this issue.In turn, the publication schedule for the SURVEY has also been affected. The following is a tentative schedule beginning with this issue:November/December issue. Publication of this issue was delayed from mid-December to late January. As noted in the October 1995 SURVEY, this issue includes the revised estimates from the comprehensive NIPA revision. As a result of the transfer of responsibility for preparation and dissemination of the composite indexes to The Conference Board, this issue is the last one that will carry the regular presentation of the “Business Cycle Indicators” (C-pages) section; a listing of sources for the series that appear in that section begins on page C–29.January/February issue. The January and February issues of the SURVEY will be consolidated into a single issue to be published in mid-February. This consolidation will result in the skipping of one issue of the SURVEY; however, subscribers will still receive 12 issues of the SURVEY. This issue will include an article describing the comprehensive NIPA revision, along with detailed annual tables for 1991–94 and summary historical tables back to 1959. It will also include a presentation of historical data from the “Business Cycle Indicators” section and the listing of data sources.March issue. Beginning with this issue, to be published in early March, the cover date designation of the SURVEY will match the month of publication. This issue will include the remainder of the historical data presentation from the “Business Cycle Indicators” section and the listing of data sources.