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Swim, Sail or Ski to bea.gov for an Outdoor Rec Preview

BEA’s first look at the outdoor recreation economy is coming Feb. 14, but you can get a sneak peek right now at what the statistics will cover.

We’ve posted the blank data tables on the Outdoor Recreation… Read More

2017 Trade Gap is $566.0 Billion

The U.S. international trade deficit increased in 2017 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $504.8 billion in 2016 to $566.0 billion in 2017, as imports increased more than exports. As a percentage of U.S. gross domestic product… Read More

Real Consumer Spending Rises in December

Personal income increased 0.4 percent in December after increasing 0.3 percent in November. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, increased 0.5 percent in December after increasing 0.4 percent in November.

GDP Increases in Fourth Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 3.2 percent.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by State: Third Quarter 2017

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  • Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in every state and the District of Columbia… Read More

Gross Domestic Product by Industry: Third Quarter 2017

Finance and insurance; durable goods manufacturing; and information services were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the third quarter of 2017. Overall, 18 of 22 industry groups contributed to the 3.2 percent increase in real GDP in the third quarter.

November 2017 Trade Gap is $50.5 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in November 2017 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $48.9 billion in October (revised) to $50.5 billion in November, as imports increased more than exports. The previously… Read More

U.S. Net International Investment Position Third Quarter 2017

The U.S. net international investment position increased to −$7,768.7 billion (preliminary) at the end of the third quarter from −$8,004.1 billion (revised) at the end of the second quarter. The $235.4 billion increase reflected net financial transactions of –$87.4 billion and net other changes… Read More

BEA Focuses on Data Users With Innovations in 2017, New Projects Ahead

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As we charge into 2018, it’s a… Read More

Real Consumer Spending Rises in November

Personal income increased 0.3 percent in November after increasing 0.4 percent in October. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, increased 0.4 percent in November after increasing 0.2 percent in October.

GDP Up in the Third Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 3.2 percent in the third quarter of 2017, according to the “third” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The growth rate was 0.1 percentage point less than the “second” estimate released in November. In the second quarter of 2017, real… Read More