New statistics from BEA’s digital economy initiative suggest the digital economy was mostly insulated from the economic declines caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The U.S. digital economy’s price-adjusted gross domestic product grew 4.0 percent while the overall U.S. economy contracted from 2019 to 2020, according to BEA’s report issued this month. See the digital economy webpage for the report, data tables for 2005-2020, and more about BEA’s work to better capture the effects of fast-changing technologies on the economy.
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The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in March 2022 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $89.8 billion in February (revised) to $109.8 billion in March, as imports increased more than exports. The previously published February deficit was $89.2 billion. The goods deficit increased $20.4 billion in March to $128.1 billion. The services surplus increased $0.4…
Personal income increased $107.2 billion, or 0.5 percent at a monthly rate, while consumer spending increased $185.0 billion, or 1.1 percent, in March. The increase in personal income primarily reflected an increase in compensation. The personal saving rate (that is, personal saving as a percentage of disposable personal income) was 6.2 percent in March, compared with 6.8 percent in February.
Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of 1.4 percent in the first quarter of 2022, following an increase of 6.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021. In the first quarter, there was a resurgence of COVID-19 cases from the Omicron variant and decreases in government pandemic assistance payments. For more details, including source data, see the Technical Note and Federal Recovery Programs and BEA Statistics.
The U.S. monthly international trade deficit decreased in February 2022 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit decreased less than $0.1 billion from January (revised) to $89.2 billion in February, as exports increased slightly more than imports. The previously published January deficit was $89.7 billion. The goods deficit decreased $1.1 billion in February to $107.5 billion. The services…
Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 47 states and the District of Columbia in the fourth quarter of 2021, as real GDP for the nation increased at an annual rate of 6.9 percent. The percent change in real GDP in the fourth quarter ranged from 10.1 percent in Texas to –2.3 percent in Iowa.