BEA is developing statistics measuring the contributions of space-related industries to the overall U.S. economy. These estimates give business leaders, policymakers, and the public a new tool to analyze the space economy and to inform investment decisions.
Updated and revised estimates of the U.S. space economy’s contributions to GDP, gross output, private employment, and private compensation by industry for 2012-2021 were released on June 27, 2023. BEA continues to explore options for further improvements and extensions to these space economy statistics. The next release, including data for 2022, is expected in 2024.
- Estimating the United States Space Economy Using Input-Output Frameworks Space Policy, January 2022
- Exploring the Space Economy The BEA Wire, February 2020
- Measuring the Value of the U.S. Space Economy Survey of Current Business, December 2019
- Measuring the U.S. Space Economy BEA Advisory Committee Meeting, May 2022
- Webinar on the Development of the Space Economy Satellite Account July 2020
- Slides from Space Economy Webinar July 2020
- How do BEA's estimates of the space economy compare to industry economic impact reports?
- What are current-dollar estimates?
- What is the role of wholesale trade in the space economy?
- Where is research and development (R&D) in the space economy statistics?
- What is a satellite account?
- What is gross output by industry and how does it differ from gross domestic product (or value added) by industry?
- Report: Updated and Revised Estimates of the U.S. Space Economy, 2012-2019 January 26, 2022
- U.S. Space Economy Data, 2012-2019
- Preliminary Estimates of the U.S. Space Economy, 2012-2018 Survey of Current Business, December 2020
- Preliminary U.S. Space Economy Data, 2012-2018 (XLSX)