Personal Income Rises in August

Personal income increased 0.3 percent in August, the same increase as in July. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, increased 0.5 percent in August after increasing 0.3 percent in July.

GDP Increases in Second Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018, according to the “third” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The growth rate was unchanged from the “second” estimate released in August. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 2.2 percent…

U.S. Net International Investment Position Second Quarter 2018

The U.S. net international investment position decreased to −$8,638.5 billion (preliminary) at the end of the second quarter of 2018 from −$7,747.3 billion (revised) at the end of the first quarter. The $891.2 billion decrease reflected net financial transactions of −$126.0 billion and net other…

State Personal Income: Second Quarter 2018

State personal income increased 4.2 percent, at an annual rate, in the second quarter of 2018, a deceleration from the 5.0 percent increase in the first quarter. The percent change in personal income across all states ranged from 6.0 percent in Texas to 1.6 percent in Washington.

Outdoor Recreation Grew Faster Than U.S. Economy in 2016

The outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.2 percent of current-dollar GDP in 2016, or $412 billion, updated statistics from the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account show. In data produced for the first time, using inflation-adjusted GDP, the outdoor recreation economy grew 1.7 percent in…

U.S. Current-Account Deficit Decreases in Second Quarter 2018

The U.S. current-account deficit decreased to $101.5 billion (preliminary) in the second quarter of 2018 from $121.7 billion (revised) in the first quarter of 2018. As a percentage of U.S. GDP, the deficit decreased to 2.0 percent from 2.4 percent. The previously published current-account…

Coming Soon: An Enhanced Set of Outdoor Recreation Statistics

BEA’s first-ever measurement of the economic power of outdoor recreation, released in February, found that the industry’s contribution to the U.S. economy in 2016 was bigger than other industries like legal services or publishing. Soon people will learn even more about the economic value of…

July 2018 Trade Gap is $50.1 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in July 2018 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $45.7 billion in June (revised) to $50.1 billion in July, as exports decreased and imports increased. The previously…

Personal Income Rises in July

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

GDP Increases in Second Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018, according to the “second” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The growth rate was 0.1 percentage point more than the “advance” estimate released in July. In the first quarter, real GDP…

Late BE-120 Filers Must File by Sept. 28

BEA will soon be mailing delinquency letters to businesses and others that have not submitted their responses to the 2017 BE-120 survey, the Benchmark Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intellectual Property with Foreign Persons.