July 12, 2024

New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, 2023

Expenditures by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses totaled $148.8 billion in 2023 (chart 1), according to preliminary statistics released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Expenditures decreased $57.4 billion, or 28 percent, from $206.2 billion (revised) in 2022 and were below the annual average of $265.6 billion for 2014–2022. As in previous years, acquisitions of existing U.S. businesses accounted for most of the expenditures.

Principal Federal Economic Indicators

Gross Domestic Product
Q1 2024 (3rd)
+1.4%
Personal Income
May 2024
+0.5%
International Trade in Goods and Services
May 2024
-$75.1 B
International Transactions
Q1 2024
-$237.6 B

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New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, 2023

July 12, 2024

Expenditures by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses totaled $148.8 billion in 2023, down $57.4 billion, or 28 percent, from $206.2 billion in 2022. 

May 2024 Trade Gap is $75.1 Billion

July 3, 2024

The U.S. goods and services trade deficit increased from $74.5 billion in April (revised) to $75.1 billion in May, as exports decreased more than imports. The goods deficit increased $0.9 billion to $100.2 billion, and the services surplus increased $0.3 billion to $25.1 billion.

Corporate Profits: BEA’s Suite of Measures Are Essential Indicators

A blog from BEA Director Vipin Arora

Every year, usually in January, I feel absolutely committed to getting a better handle on my finances. All I want to understand—not just at the end of the year, but throughout the year—is exactly what is coming in, what is going out, and what I have left over. Yet I can never seem to calculate these “personal profits,” nor how far I am from the mythical financial goals I’m supposed to have. Maybe my struggles are why I find our estimates of corporate profits at BEA so remarkable.

Gross Domestic Product by State and Personal Income by State, 1st Quarter 2024

June 28, 2024

Real gross domestic product increased in 39 states and the District of Columbia in the first quarter of 2024, with the percent change ranging from 5.0 percent at an annual rate in Idaho to –4.2 percent in South Dakota. 

Personal Income and Outlays, May 2024

June 28, 2024

Personal income increased $114.1 billion (0.5 percent at a monthly rate) in May. Disposable personal income (DPI)—personal income less personal current taxes—increased $94.0 billion (0.5 percent). Personal outlays—the sum of personal consumption expenditures (PCE), personal interest payments, and personal current transfer payments—increased $56.4 billion (0.3 percent) and consumer spending increased $47.8 billion (0.2 percent). Personal saving was $806.1 billion and the personal saving rate—personal saving as a percentage of disposable personal income—was 3.9 percent in May.