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Note on GDP by Metropolitan Area Releases

The primary data source for the advance estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by Metropolitan Area was the advance estimates of Personal Income for Metropolitan Areas, formerly released in August of each year. The August release has now been discontinued due to the accelerated availability of metropolitan-area income statistics in November. The GDP by Metropolitan Area statistics will now incorporate estimates from the November release, and the statistics will be released in February of the following year. This change is expected to result in smaller revisions for subsequent releases. For further information please contact the GDP by Metropolitan Area staff at (301) 278-9310, or gdpbymetro@bea.gov.