Gross Domestic Product by Industry: First Quarter 2019

Finance and insurance; retail trade; and health care and social assistance were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of 2019. Overall, 16 of 22 industry groups contributed to the 3.1 percent increase in real GDP in the first quarter.

Five Years of GDP Data Will Be Updated July 26

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis is expanding our annual updates that bring the economic picture of previous years into sharper focus. Starting with the July 26 update, we’ll begin revisiting at least five years of national statistics, instead of three, each summer.

In these summer…

May 2019 Trade Gap is $55.5 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in May 2019 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $51.2 billion in April (revised) to $55.5 billion in May, as imports increased more than exports. The previously published…

New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, 2018

Expenditures by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses totaled $296.4 billion in 2018, up 8.7 percent from $272.8 billion in 2017.

Spending on Durable Goods Increases in May

Personal income increased 0.5 percent in May, the same increase as in April. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, increased 0.2 percent in May after increasing 0.3 percent in April.

GDP Increases in First Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 3.1 percent in the first quarter of 2019, according to the “third” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The growth rate was unrevised from the “second” estimate released in May. In the fourth quarter of 2018, real GDP rose 2.2 percent…

U.S. Net International Investment Position – First Quarter 2019

The U.S. net international investment position decreased to –$9.93 trillion (preliminary) at the end of the first quarter of 2019 from –$9.55 trillion (revised) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018. The $374.4 billion decrease reflected net financial transactions of –$30.2 billion and net…

State Personal Income, First Quarter 2019

State personal income increased 3.4 percent at an annual rate in the first quarter of 2019, a deceleration from the 4.1 percent increase in the fourth quarter of 2018. Personal income increased in all states except South Dakota. The percent change in personal income across all states ranged from…

U.S. Current-Account Deficit Decreases in First Quarter 2019

The U.S. current-account deficit decreased to $130.4 billion (preliminary) in the first quarter of 2019 from $143.9 billion (revised) in the fourth quarter of 2018. As a percentage of U.S. gross domestic product, the deficit decreased to 2.5 percent from 2.8 percent. The previously published…

BEA Joins the FSRDC Network: New Secure Locations Now Available for Researchers

For the first time, approved academics and other researchers will be able to access the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ confidential, company-specific trade and investment data from secure locations around the country, making it…

April 2019 Trade Gap is $50.8 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit decreased in April 2019 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit decreased from $51.9 billion in March (revised) to $50.8 billion in April, as imports decreased more than exports. The previously…

Personal Income Rises In April

Personal income increased 0.5 percent in April after increasing 0.1
percent in March. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, increased 0.3 
percent in April after increasing 0.4 percent in March.