A price index is a way of looking beyond individual price tags to measure overall inflation (or deflation) for a group of goods and services over time. BEA produces several different price indexes that help policymakers, business leaders, and consumers see the big picture of price movements. This printable guide is a quick reference to some of BEA’s most popular national price indexes.
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The U.S. monthly international trade deficit decreased in July 2021 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit decreased from $73.2 billion in June (revised) to $70.1 billion in July, as exports increased and imports decreased. The previously published June deficit was $75.7 billion. The goods deficit decreased$5.5 billion in July to $87.7 billion. The services surplus decreased $2.4 billion in…
Personal income increased$225.9 billion, or 1.1 percent at a monthly rate, while consumer spending increased$42.2 billion, or 0.3 percent, in July. Compensation increased and new advance Child Tax Credit payments, authorized by the American Rescue Plan, began in July. In addition to presenting estimates for July 2021, these highlights provide comparisons to February 2020, the last month before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United…
Gross Domestic Product (Second Estimate) Corporate Profits (Preliminary Estimate) Second Quarter 2021
Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 6.6 percent in the second quarter of 2021, reflecting the continued economic recovery, reopening of establishments, and continued government response related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase was revised up 0.1 percentage point from the “advance” estimate released in July. In the second quarter, government assistance payments in the form of loans to businesses and grants to…
Majority-owned U.S. affiliates (MOUSAs) of foreign multinational enterprises(MNEs) employed7.95 million workers in the United States in 2019, a 1.1 percent increase from 7.86 million in 2018, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. MOUSAs accounted for 6.0 percent of total private-industry employment in the United States in 2019.
Did the U.S. current account deficit grow or shrink last year? What products make up the largest share of U.S. goods exports? What types of assets make up the largest portion of U.S. financial investments abroad? In which state do U.S. affiliates of foreign multinational enterprises employ the most people?