Current and Future Directions for the U.S. Industry Accounts,
by Ann M. Lawson
This paper provides an overview of the Industry Accounts for the United
States, which are prepared by the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the U.S.
Department of Commerce. It includes a brief history of the programs with
emphasis on the past 10 years, as well as a discussion of plans for future
work. The Industry Accounts include the benchmark input-output (I-O) accounts,
which are based on detailed data from the economic censuses that are conducted
every 5 years by the Bureau of the Census; the annual I-O accounts, which
provide users with updated information since the most recent benchmark
tables; and the gross product by industry accounts, which provide industry
time series data on the contributions of industries to gross domestic
product (GDP). In addition, the Industry Accounts include two satellite
initiatives, one for travel and tourism and another for transportation–both
of which were developed as extensions of the core accounts.
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