June 2018 Trade Gap is $46.3 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in June 2018 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $43.2 billion in May (revised) to $46.3 billion in June, as exports decreased and imports increased. The previously… Read More

Real Disposable Income Rises in June

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

Direct Investment by Country and Industry: 2017

The U.S. direct investment abroad position, or cumulative level of investment, increased $427.3 billion to $6,013.3 billion at the end of 2017 from $5,586.0 billion at the end of 2016. The increase mainly reflected a $243.6 billion increase in the position in Europe, primarily… Read More

GDP Increases in Second Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 4.1 percent in the second quarter of 2018, according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 2.2 percent (revised).

BEA’s 15th Comprehensive Update Improves Measurement of the Economy

BEA has updated gross domestic product and related statistics covering the past five years, and in some cases reaching back decades, to reflect newly available source data; improved seasonal adjustment; innovations in measuring the prices of software, medical equipment, and cellphones; and more… Read More

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by State: First Quarter 2018

Gross Domestic Product by Industry: First Quarter 2018

Real estate and rental and leasing; information; and nondurable goods manufacturing were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of 2018. Overall, 14 of 22 industry groups contributed to the 2.0 percent increase in real GDP in the first quarter.

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