GDP Growth Moderates in First Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) rose 1.9 percent in the first quarter of 2012 after rising 3.0 percent in the fourth quarter, according to the second estimate released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The first-quarter growth rate was 0.3 percentage point less than the “advance”… Read More

What is the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis?

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, a unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the federal agency responsible for measuring the U.S. economy, or as some say… Read More

Tracking Foreigners' Spending in the United States

Have you ever wondered what foreigners spend their money on while visiting the United States or what Americans buy while overseas? BEA is often asked for this information, but until recently, didn’t have the means to fully respond. So, we embarked on a research project aimed at finding the… Read More

Personal Income Increased 0.4 Percent in March

Personal income in the United States increased 0.4 percent in March after increasing 0.3 percent in February. Wages and salaries rose 0.3 percent in March after rising 0.4 percent in February.

Current-dollar disposable personal income (DPI)—income after taxes—increased 0.4 percent in… Read More

GDP Growth Slows in First Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 2.2 percent in the first quarter of 2012 after increasing 3.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

First-quarter highlights
The slower… Read More

GDP Growth Slows in First Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 2.2 percent in the first quarter of 2012 after increasing 3.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

First-Quarter GDP Defense Spending

In the first quarter of 2012, defense spending declined at an 8.1 percent annual rate, reflecting decreases in compensation of employees (accompanying a drop in the number of active-duty military personnel), in purchases of goods and services, and in investment for defense equipment.

Manufacturing Led Growth In 2011

Durable-goods manufacturing, professional, scientific, and technical services, and information services were the leading contributors to U.S. economic growth in 2011, according to advance statistics on the breakout of real gross domestic product (GDP) by industry from… Read More

Small Counties See Fastest Growth in Personal Incomes for 2010

Small counties registered the fastest growth in personal incomes in 2010, new data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show.

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A New Snapshot of Multinational Firms

Worldwide employment by U.S. multinational companies increased 0.5 percent in 2010 to 34.0 million workers, with increases in both the United States and abroad, new numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show.

Employment in the United States… Read More

Meet BEA's Director—Steve Landefeld

BEA Director Steve LandefeldPhoto of Steve Landefeld

February 2012 Trade Gap is $46.0 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit decreased in February 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit decreased from $52.5 billion (revised) in January to $46.0 billion in February, as imports decreased and exports increased. The… Read More