January 27, 2022

Gross Domestic Product, Fourth Quarter and Year 2021 (Advance Estimate)

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 6.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021, following an increase of 2.3 percent in the third quarter. The acceleration in the fourth quarter was led by an upturn in exports as well as accelerations in inventory investment and consumer spending. In the fourth quarter, COVID-19 cases resulted in continued restrictions and disruptions in the operations of establishments in some parts of the country. Government assistance payments in the form of forgivable loans to businesses, grants to state and local governments, and social benefits to households all decreased as provisions of several federal programs expired or tapered off.

Principal Federal Economic Indicators

Gross Domestic Product
Q4 2021 (Adv)
+6.9%
Personal Income
November 2021
+0.4%
International Trade in Goods and Services
November 2021
-$80.2B
International Transactions
Q3 2021
-$214.8B

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Gross Domestic Product, Fourth Quarter and Year 2021

January 27, 2022

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 6.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021, following an increase of 2.3 percent in the third quarter. The acceleration in the fourth quarter was led by an upturn in exports as well as accelerations in inventory investment and consumer spending. In the fourth quarter, COVID-19 cases resulted in continued restrictions and disruptions in the operations of establishments in some…

November 2021 Trade Gap is $80.2 Billion

January 6, 2022

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in November 2021 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $67.2 billion in October (revised) to $80.2 billion in November, as imports increased more than exports. The previously published October deficit was $67.1 billion. The goods deficit increased $15.1 billion in November to $99.0 billion. The services surplus increased $…

U.S. International Investment Position, Third Quarter 2021

December 30, 2021

The U.S. net international investment position, the difference between U.S. residents’ foreign financial assets and liabilities, was –$16.07 trillion at the end of the third quarter of 2021, according to statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Assets totaled $34.45 trillion, and liabilities were $50.53 trillion. At the end of the second quarter, the net investment position was –$15.91 trillion.

Gross Domestic Product by State, 3rd Quarter 2021

December 23, 2021

Real gross domestic product increased in 37 states and the District of Columbia in the third quarter of 2021, as real GDP for the nation increased at an annual rate of 2.3 percent. The percent change in real GDP in the third quarter ranged from 6.0 percent in Hawaii to –3.3 percent in New Hampshire and North Dakota. GDP estimates reflect the continued economic impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Government pandemic assistance payments…

Personal Income and Outlays, November 2021

December 23, 2021

Personal income increased$90.4 billion, or 0.4 percent at a monthly rate, while consumer spending increased$104.7 billion, or 0.6 percent, in November. The increase in personal income primarily reflected increases in compensation of employees and government social benefits. The personal saving rate (that is, personal saving as a percentage of disposable personal income) was 6.9 percent in November, compared with 7.1 percent in October.

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