It’s time for BEA’s annual update of gross domestic product and related statistics. That means when we publish second quarter GDP numbers July 30, we’ll also update GDP estimates for the first quarter of 2020 and the previous five years.
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Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the first quarter of 2020. The percent change in real GDP in the first quarter ranged from –1.3 percent in Nebraska to –8.2 percent in New York and Nevada.
Accommodation and food services; finance and insurance; and health care and social assistance industries were the leading contributors to the 5.0 percent (annual rate) decrease in gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2020.
The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in May 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $49.8 billion in April (revised) to $54.6 billion in May, as exports decreased more than imports.
Expenditures by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses totaled $194.7 billion in 2019, down 37.7 percent from $312.5 billion in 2018.
The U.S. net international investment position, the difference between U.S. residents’ foreign financial assets and liabilities, was –$11.05 trillion at the end of 2019, according to statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).
The U.S. net international investment position, the difference between U.S. residents’ foreign financial assets and liabilities, was –$12.06 trillion at the end of the first quarter of 2020, according to statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Personal Income Personal income decreased 4.2 percent while consumer spending increased 8.2 percent in May, according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased 5.0 percent in the first quarter of 2020, according to the “third” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The decline is the same as in the “second” estimate released in May. In the fourth quarter of 2019, real GDP increased 2.1 percent.
State personal income increased 2.3 percent at an annual rate in the first quarter of 2020, a deceleration from the 3.6 percent increase in the fourth quarter of 2019. The percent change in personal income across all states ranged from 4.9 percent in New Mexico to -0.3 percent in Michigan.
The U.S. current account deficit, which reflects the combined balances on trade in goods and services and income flows between U.S. residents and residents of other countries, narrowed by $0.1 billion, or 0.1 percent, to $104.2 billion in the first quarter of 2020.
UPDATE: Prototypes previewing the structure of the upcoming trade in services tables are now available on the international services webpage.