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.
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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.
The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in April 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $42.3 billion in March (revised) to $49.4 billion in April, as exports decreased more than imports.
Personal income increased 10.5 percent (monthly rate) in April according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income increased 12.9 percent and consumer spending decreased 13.6 percent.
Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased 5.0 percent in the first quarter of 2020, according to the “second” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The change was 0.2 percentage point lower than the “advance” estimate released in April.
In June, BEA will speed up and expand our statistics on U.S. international trade in services, including adding detail on some of the most dynamic services, such as research and development, intellectual property, and financial services.
The percent change in real metropolitan area personal income ranged from 15.6 percent in Midland, TX to -1.1 percent in Sebring-Avon Park, FL.