January 2018 Trade Gap is $56.6 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in January 2018 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $53.9 billion in December (revised) to $56.6 billion in January, as exports decreased more than imports. The previously… Read More

2017 Trade Gap is $568.4 Billion

The U.S. international trade deficit increased in 2017 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $504.8 billion in 2016 to $568.4 billion in 2017, as imports increased more than exports. As a percentage of U.S. gross domestic product… Read More

New Arts and Culture Stats Zoom in on States

In the big picture, arts and culture account for 4.2 percent of the U.S. economy in the Bureau of Economic… Read More

Disposable Personal Income Rises in January

Personal income increased 0.4 percent in January, the same increase as in December. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, increased 0.5 percent in January after increasing 0.4 percent in December.

GDP Increases in Fourth Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 2.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the "second" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 3.2 percent.

Coming Attraction: See How Arts and Culture Impact Every State

The Bureau of Economic Analysis is lifting the curtain on the role arts and culture play in each state's economy.

On March 6, BEA will premiere statistics showing for the first time how much arts and culture contribute to the gross domestic product, or GDP, of all 50 states and the… Read More

Prototype Statistics: Outdoor Recreation Accounted for 2 Percent of GDP in 2016

Americans who hit the trails to ski, bike or hike aren’t just working up a sweat; they’re also generating economic activity. Outdoor recreation accounted for 2.0 percent of the U.S. economy, or $373.7 billion, in 2016, according to … Read More

Swim, Sail or Ski to bea.gov for an Outdoor Rec Preview

BEA’s first look at the outdoor recreation economy is coming Feb. 14, but you can get a sneak peek right now at what the statistics will cover.

We’ve posted the blank data tables on the Outdoor Recreation… Read More

2017 Trade Gap is $566.0 Billion

The U.S. international trade deficit increased in 2017 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $504.8 billion in 2016 to $566.0 billion in 2017, as imports increased more than exports. As a percentage of U.S. gross domestic product… Read More

Real Consumer Spending Rises in December

Personal income increased 0.4 percent in December after increasing 0.3 percent in November. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, increased 0.5 percent in December after increasing 0.4 percent in November.

GDP Increases in Fourth Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 3.2 percent.