U.S. Current-Account Deficit Widens in 2021

The U.S. current-account deficit, which reflects the combined balances on trade in goods and services and income flows between U.S. residents and residents of other countries, widened by $205.5 billion, or 33.4 percent, to $821.6 billion in 2021.

U.S. Current-Account Deficit Narrows in Fourth Quarter 2021

The U.S. current-account deficit, which reflects the combined balances on trade in goods and services and income flows between U.S. residents and residents of other countries, narrowed by $2.0 billion, or 0.9 percent, to $217.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Personal Income by State, 2021 (Preliminary)

State personal income increased 7.4 percent in 2021 after increasing 6.6 percent in 2020. In 2021, increases in earnings, transfer receipts, and property income (dividends, interest, and rent) contributed to personal income growth in all states and the District of Columbia.

Arts and Culture Economy Declines 6.4 Percent in 2020

Arts and cultural economic activity decreased an inflation-adjusted 6.4 percent in 2020, after increasing 3.4 percent in 2019, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. 

2021 Trade Gap is $861.4 Billion

The U.S. international trade deficit increased in 2021 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $676.7 billion in 2020 to $861.4 billion in 2021, as imports increased more than exports.

January 2022 Trade Gap is $89.7 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in January 2022 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $82.0 billion in December (revised) to $89.7 billion in January, as imports increased and exports decreased.

Gross Domestic Product for the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2020

Real gross domestic product for the U.S. Virgin Islands decreased 2.2 percent in 2020 after increasing 2.8 percent in 2019, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Innovation at BEA: New Data Projects

The Bureau of Economic Analysis continually explores the development of new statistics as part of its mission to provide Americans a timely, accurate, and in-depth understanding of the changing U.S. economy.  These are some of the ways we’re working to expand economic data.

Personal Income and Outlays, January 2022

Personal income increased $9.0 billion, or less than 0.1 percent at a monthly rate, while consumer spending increased $337.2 billion, or 2.1 percent, in January.

Gross Domestic Product, Fourth Quarter and Year 2021

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 7.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021, following an increase of 2.3 percent in the third quarter. The increase was revised up 0.1 percentage point from the “advance” estimate released in January.

National, Industry, and State Annual Updates Will Be United in 2022

This year for the first time, BEA will produce and publish in tandem annual updates of national, industry, and state statistics. The updates released on Sept.

December 2021 Trade Gap is $80.7 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in December 2021 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $79.3 billion in November (revised) to $80.7 billion in December, as imports increased more than exports.