June 24, 2021

Gross Domestic Product (Third Estimate), GDP by Industry, and Corporate Profits (Revised), 1st Quarter 2021

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 6.4 percent in the first quarter of 2021, reflecting the continued economic recovery, reopening of establishments, and continued government response related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase was the same rate as the “second” estimate released in May. In the first quarter, government assistance payments, such as direct economic impact payments, expanded unemployment benefits, and Paycheck Protection Program loans were distributed to households and businesses through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and the American Rescue Plan Act. In the fourth quarter of 2020, real GDP increased 4.3 percent.

Principal Federal Economic Indicators

Gross Domestic Product
Q1 2021 (3rd)
+6.4%
Personal Income
April 2021
-13.1%
International Trade in Goods and Services
April 2021
-$68.9B
International Transactions
Q1 2021
-$195.7

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Gross Domestic Product (Third Estimate), Corporate Profits (Revised Estimate), and GDP by Industry, First Quarter 2021

June 24, 2021

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 6.4 percentin the first quarter of 2021, reflecting the continued economic recovery, reopening of establishments, and continued government response related to the COVID-19pandemic. The increase was the same rate as the “second” estimate released in May.

U.S. Current Account Deficit Widens in First Quarter 2021

June 23, 2021

The U.S. current account deficit, which reflects the combined balances on trade in goods and services and income flows between U.S. residents and residents of other countries, widened by $20.7 billion, or 11.8 percent, to $195.7 billion in the first quarter of 2021. The widening mostly reflected an increased deficit on goods and a reduced surplus on primary income. The first quarter deficit was 3.6 percent of current dollar gross domestic…

Personal Income by State, 1st Quarter 2021

June 22, 2021

State personal income increased 59.7 percent at an annual rate in the first quarter of 2021 after decreasing 3.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020. In the first quarter of 2021, the increase in transfer receipts was the leading contributor to personal income growth in all states and the District of Columbia. The percent change in personal income ranged from 89.3 percent in Mississippi to 31.1 percent in the District of Columbia.

Marine Economy Satellite Account, 2014-2019

June 8, 2021

The first official Marine Economy Satellite Account statistics released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show that the marine economy accounted for 1.9 percent, or $397 billion, of current-dollar U.S. gross domestic product in 2019.

The new statistics show that inflation-adjusted (real) GDP for the marine economy grew 4.2 percent in 2019, faster than the 2.2 percent growth for the overall U.S. economy. Real gross output,…

April 2021 Trade Gap is $68.9 Billion

June 8, 2021

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit decreased in April 2021 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit decreased from $75.0 billion in March (revised) to $68.9 billion in April, as exports increased and imports decreased. The previously published March deficit was $74.4 billion. The goods deficit decreased $6.2 billion in April to $86.7 billion. The services surplus decreased $0.1…

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