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New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, 2017

Expenditures by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses totaled $259.6 billion in 2017, down 32 percent from $379.7 billion in 2016.

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May 2018 Trade Gap is $43.1 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit decreased in May 2018 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit decreased from $46.1 billion in April (revised) to $43.1 billion in May, as exports increased more than imports. The previously published… Read More

Coming July 27: GDP Statistics Updated to Keep Pace with Ever-Changing Economy

After five years, it’s almost time for another comprehensive update of gross domestic product and related statistics – big events at BEA that can affect decades of data.

Personal Income Rises in May

Personal income increased 0.4 percent in May after increasing 0.2 percent in April. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, increased 0.3 percent in May, the same increase as in April.

GDP Increases in First Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 2.0 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to the “third” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The growth rate was 0.2 percentage point lower than the “second” estimate released last month. In the fourth quarter of 2017, real… Read More

U.S. Net International Investment Position First Quarter 2018

The U.S. net international investment position decreased to −$7,888.1 billion (preliminary) at the end of the first quarter of 2018 from −$7,725.0 billion (revised) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017. The $163.1 billion decrease reflected net financial transactions of –$164.8 billion and… Read More

U.S. Net International Investment Position First Quarter 2018

The U.S. net international investment position decreased to −$7,888.1 billion (preliminary) at the end of the first quarter of 2018 from −$7,725.0 billion (revised) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017. The $163.1 billion decrease reflected net financial transactions of –$164.8 billion and… Read More

State Personal Income: First Quarter 2018

State personal income increased 4.3 percent at an annual rate in the first quarter of 2018, after increasing 4.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017. Personal income increased in all states and the District of Columbia. The percent change in personal income across all states ranged from 7.4… Read More

U.S. Current-Account Deficit Increases in First Quarter 2018

The U.S. current-account deficit increased to $124.1 billion (preliminary) in the first quarter of 2018 from $116.1 billion (revised) in the fourth quarter of 2017. As a percentage of U.S. GDP, the deficit increased to 2.5 percent from 2.4 percent. The previously published current-account… Read More

BEA on Track to Implement Third Phase to Combat Potential for Residual Seasonality in GDP

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis is on track to soon implement the third phase of a three-pronged plan to mitigate any potential for residual seasonality in gross domestic product.  That’s when seasonal patterns remain in the data even after they are adjusted for seasonal variations.… Read More

April 2018 Trade Gap is $46.2 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit decreased in April 2018 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit decreased from $47.2 billion in March (revised) to $46.2 billion in April, as exports increased and imports decreased. The previously… Read More

BEA Releases for the First Time Detailed Data on More than 200 Medical Conditions

The Bureau of Economic Analysis for the first time released statistics that provide information on how much Americans spend to treat more than 200 specific medical conditions, such as acute myocardial infarctions, chronic kidney disease, and osteoarthritis.

The new statistics, which… Read More