February 2013 Trade Gap is $43.0 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit decreased in February 2013 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit decreased from $44.5 billion (revised) in January to $43.0 billion in February as exports increased more than imports.

Personal Income Increases in February

Personal income increased 1.1 percent in February after decreasing 3.7 percent in January. The January decrease reflected accelerated bonus payments and dividend distributions in December in anticipation of income tax changes.

GDP Growth Slows in Fourth Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 0.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 after increasing 3.1 percent in the third quarter, according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

State Personal Income: Fourth Quarter 2012

In the fourth quarter of 2012, average state personal income growth accelerated to 1.9 percent from 0.6 percent in the third quarter, the fastest pace since the first quarter of 2011. Fourth-quarter growth ranged from 1.3 percent in West Virginia to 4.8 percent in South Dakota.

Fourth Quarter 2012 U.S. Net International Investment Position

The U.S. net international investment position was –$4,416.2 billion (preliminary) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with –$4,663.4 billion at the end of the third quarter as the value of foreign investments in the United States exceeded the value of U.S. investments abroad.

BEA to Release Quarterly Global Investment Reports

A more up-to-date picture of the value of what the United States owns abroad compared to what foreign investors own in this country will debut March 26 when the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) releases its first quarterly estimates of the U.S. international investment position.

Travel and Tourism Spending Accelerated in 4th Quarter 2012

Real Tourism Spending.  Real spending on “traveler accommodations” accelerated, increasing 9.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 after increasing 5.3 percent in the third quarter.  Real spending on “food services and drinking places” also accelerated, increasing 8.6 percent i

U.S. Current-Account Deficit Increases in 2012

The U.S. current-account deficit—the combined balances on trade in goods and services, income, and net unilateral current transfers—increased to $475.0 billion (preliminary) in 2012 from $465.9 billion in 2011. As a percentage of U.S.

U.S. Current-Account Deficit Decreases in Fourth Quarter 2012

The U.S. current-account deficit—the combined balances on trade in goods and services, income, and net unilateral current transfers—decreased to $110.4 billion (preliminary) in the fourth quarter of 2012 from $112.4 billion (revised) in the third quarter of 2012. As a percentage of U.S.

January 2013 Trade Gap is $44.4 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in January 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $38.1 billion (revised) in December to $44.4 billion in January, as imports increased and exports decreased.

Real Disposable Personal Income Falls in January

Personal income decreased 3.6 percent in January after increasing 2.6 percent in December, reflecting accelerated bonus payments and dividend distributions in December in anticipation of income tax rate changes.

GDP Growth Slows in Fourth Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 after increasing 3.1 percent in the third quarter, according to estimates released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.