April 06, 2020

Gross Domestic Product by Industry, Fourth Quarter and Year 2019

Retail trade, finance and insurance, and utilities were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2019. Overall, 17 of 22 industry groups contributed to the 2.1 percent increase in real GDP in the fourth quarter.

Principal Federal Economic Indicators

Gross Domestic Product Q4 2019 +2.1%
Personal Income February 2020 +0.6%
International Trade in Goods & Services (Trade Balance) February 2020 -$39.9B
U.S. International Transactions (Current Account Balance) Q4 2019 -$109.8B

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Gross Domestic Product by Industry: Fourth Quarter 2019

April 6, 2020

Retail trade, finance and insurance, and utilities were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2019. Overall, 17 of 22 industry groups contributed to the 2.1 percent increase in real GDP in the fourth quarter.

February 2020 Trade Gap is $39.9 Billion

April 2, 2020

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit decreased in February 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit decreased from $45.5 billion in January (revised) to $39.9 billion in February, as imports decreased more than exports. The previously published January deficit was $45.3 billion. The goods deficit decreased $5.9 billion in February to $61.2 billion. The services surplus decreased $0…

U.S. International Investment Position Year 2019

March 31, 2020

The U.S. net international investment position, the difference between U.S. residents’ foreign financial assets and liabilities, was –$10.99 trillion at the end of 2019, according to statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Assets totaled $29.32 trillion and liabilities were $40.31 trillion. At the end of 2018, the net investment position was –$9.55 trillion.

U.S. International Investment Position Fourth Quarter 2019

March 31, 2020

The U.S. net international investment position, the difference between U.S. residents’ foreign financial assets and liabilities, was –$10.99 trillion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2019, according to statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Assets totaled $29.32 trillion and liabilities were $40.31 trillion. At the end of the third quarter, the net investment position was –$10.98 trillion.

Deputy Director Bohman Takes on Duties as Acting Director

March 27, 2020

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced today that Deputy Director Mary Bohman is  the acting Director of the Bureau, overseeing the production of official economic statistics that provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the U.S. economy.  

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