April 21, 2021

International Data Updates Coming in June

See the latest Survey of Current Business for a preview of this year's annual updates to statistics on international transactions and the U.S. international investment position. The updates in June will incorporate newly available and revised source data, the results of benchmark surveys of insurance transactions and foreign direct investment, and improved coverage of aircraft imports.


Principal Federal Economic Indicators

Gross Domestic Product
Q4 2020 (3rd)
Personal Income
February 2021
International Trade in Goods and Services
February 2021
-$71.1 billion
International Transactions
Q4 2020


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New Data on the Sources of Economic Growth

April 12, 2021

BEA and the Bureau of Labor Statistics have updated and expanded their joint data set showing sources of growth or decline in industries and how those sources affect the U.S. economy overall. New detail was added about the contributions of information technology and other types of capital assets.

February 2021 Trade Gap is $71.1 Billion

April 7, 2021

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in February 2021 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $67.8 billion in January (revised) to $71.1 billion in February, as exports decreased more than imports. The previously published January deficit was $68.2 billion. The goods deficit increased $2.8 billion in February to $88.0 billion. The services surplus decreased $0…

Gross Domestic Product for the CNMI, 2019

April 6, 2021

Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is releasing estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) for 2019, in addition to estimates of GDP by industry and compensation by industry for 2018.  These estimates were developed under the Statistical Improvement Program funded by the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

U.S. International Investment Position Fourth Quarter 2020

March 31, 2021

The U.S. net international investment position, the difference between U.S. residents’ foreign financial assets and liabilities, was –$14.09 trillion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, according to statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Assets totaled $32.16 trillion and liabilities were $46.25 trillion. At the end of the third quarter, the net investment position was –$13.86 trillion.

Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account, U.S. and States

March 30, 2021

The Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that arts and cultural economic activity, adjusted for inflation, increased 3.7 percent in 2019 after increasing 2.3 percent in 2018. Arts and cultural economic activity accounted for 4.3 percent, or $919.7 billion, of current-dollar gross domestic product, in 2019.

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