October 15, 2019

Prototype Economic Statistics for Puerto Rico, 2012-2017

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released for the first time prototype statistics for consumer spending, business investment, and trade in goods for Puerto Rico. These new economic data lay the groundwork for BEA to estimate the island's GDP. Currently, the annual statistics cover the time period from 2012 to 2017 and can be used to better gauge the performance of the Puerto Rico economy over that period.

Principal Federal Economic Indicators

Gross Domestic Product Q2 2019 +2.0%
Personal Income August 2019 +0.4%
International Trade in Goods & Services (Trade Balance) August 2019 -$54.9B
U.S. International Transactions (Current Account Balance) Q2 2019 -$128.2B

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Prototype Economic Statistics for Puerto Rico Now Available

October 15, 2019

Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released prototype statistics for personal consumption expenditures, private fixed investment, and net exports of goods for Puerto Rico. These annual statistics cover the time period from 2012 to 2017.

The estimates released today are a major step toward the goal of producing gross domestic product (GDP) statistics for Puerto Rico that are consistent with international guidelines and that are…

Guam GDP Decreases 0.3 Percent in 2018

October 9, 2019

The estimates of GDP for Guam show that real GDP—GDP adjusted to remove price changes—decreased 0.3 percent in 2018 after increasing 0.2 percent in 2017. For comparison, real GDP for the United States (excluding the territories) increased 2.9 percent in 2018 after increasing 2.4 percent in 2017.

August 2019 Trade Gap is $54.9 Billion

October 3, 2019

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in August 2019 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $54.0 billion in July (revised) to $54.9 billion in August, as imports increased more than exports. The previously published July deficit was $54.0 billion. The goods deficit increased $0.8 billion in August to $74.4 billion. The services surplus decreased less than $0.1…

Personal Consumption Expenditures by State, 2018

October 3, 2019

State personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased 5.1 percent in 2018, an acceleration from the 4.4 percent increase in 2017. The percent change in PCE across all states ranged from 7.3 percent in Utah to 3.6 percent in West Virginia.

U.S. International Investment Position Second Quarter 2019

September 30, 2019

The U.S. net international investment position, the difference between U.S. residents’ foreign financial assets and liabilities, was –$10.56 trillion at the end of the second quarter of 2019, according to statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Assets totaled $28.01 trillion and liabilities were $38.56 trillion. At the end of the first quarter, the net investment position was –$10.16 trillion.

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