Travel and Tourism Spending Increases

Inflation-adjusted spending on travel and tourism increased at an annual rate of 3.4 percent in the first three months of this year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reports. It had increased at a rate of 4.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011.  The slightly slower pace in the f

Current-Account Deficit Increases in First Quarter

The U.S. current-account deficit—the combined balances on trade in goods and services, income, and net unilateral current transfers—increased to $137.3 billion (preliminary) in the first quarter of 2012 from $118.7 billion (revised) in the fourth quarter of 2011. As a percentage of U.S.

What is the Value of Household Work?

The Nobel Prize winner Simon Kuznets presented an original set of estimates to Congress in 1934 that contained a number of caveats about what was omitted from the calculation of national income (and later from the calculation of gross domestic product) that made it an imperfec

April Trade Gap is $50.1 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit decreased in April 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit decreased from $52.6 billion (revised) in March to $50.1 billion in April, as imports decreased more than exports.

Widespread State Economic Growth in 2011

Real GDP increased in 43 states and the District of Columbia in 2011. Leading industry contributors were durable-goods manufacturing; professional, scientific, and technical services; and information services.

Real Consumer Spending Picks Up in April

Personal income increased 0.2 percent in April after increasing 0.4 percent in March.

Current-dollar disposable personal income (DPI)—after-tax income—increased 0.2 percent in April after increasing 0.4 percent in March.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.