GDP and National Accounts

  • White House and Congress to prepare budget estimates and projections.
  • Federal Reserve to set monetary policy.
  • Wall Street to provide primary indicators of national economic activity.
  • Business community to plan financial and investment strategies.

Industry Data

  • Industry and academia to conduct industry studies on productivity.
  • U.S. International Trade Commission to measure the impact of trade policies.
  • Trade associations to assess cross-industry impact of economic and regulatory changes.
  • National and local leaders to assess impact of economic shocks, such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters, on particular industries.

International Trade and Investment Data

  • Trade policy officials to negotiate international trade agreements.
  • Analysts and policymakers to assess the impact of international investment and trade (e.g., globalization) on the U.S. economy.
  • Business managers to assess market size, judge market direction, and assess their market shares.
  • Trade association officials to identify key export markets, and to assist in deliberations on trade or investment agreements.
  • Federal Government agencies to calculate international price indexes and understand behavior of multinational companies.

Regional Estimates including GDP by state, State Personal Income, and Regional Multipliers

  • Federal Government to distribute over $300 billion in federal funds.
  • State governments to plan state spending, make revenue estimates, and track state economies.
  • Business and development officials to measure the impact of business development on regional growth.