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Balance of Payments (International Transactions)

Annual revisions

Article Link
Annual Update of the U.S. International Transactions Accounts | SCB, July 2018 (PDF)
Annual Update of the U.S. International Transactions Accounts | SCB, July 2017 (PDF)
Annual Revision of the U.S. International Transactions Accounts | SCB, July 2016 (PDF)
Annual Revision of the U.S. International Transactions Accounts | SCB, July 2015 (PDF)
Annual Revision of the U.S. International Transactions Accounts | SCB, July 2014 (PDF)
Annual Revision of the U.S. International Transactions Accounts | SCB, July 2013 (PDF)
Annual Revision of the U.S. International Transactions Accounts | SCB, July 2012 (PDF)
Annual Revision of the U.S. International Transactions Accounts | SCB, July 2011 (PDF)
Annual Revision of the U.S. International Transactions Accounts | SCB, July 2010 (PDF)
Annual Revision of the U.S. International Transactions Accounts | SCB, July 2009 (PDF)
Annual Revision of the U.S. International Accounts, 1974-2007 | SCB, July 2008 (PDF)
Annual Revision of the U.S. International Accounts, 1997-2006 | SCB, July 2007 (PDF)
Annual Revision of the U.S. International Accounts, 1995-2005 | SCB, July 2006 (PDF)
Annual Revision of the U.S. International Accounts, 1991-2004 | SCB, July 2005 (PDF)
Annual Revision of the U.S. International Accounts, 1989-2003 | SCB, July 2004 (PDF)
Annual Revision of the U.S. International Accounts, 1992-2002 | SCB, July 2003 (PDF)
Annual Revision of the U.S. International Accounts, 1993-2001 | SCB, July 2002 (PDF)
U.S. International Transactions, Revised Estimates for 1989-2000 | SCB, July 2001 (PDF)
U.S. International Transactions, Revised Estimates for 1982-99 | SCB, July 2000 (PDF)
U.S. International Transactions, Revised Estimates for 1982-98 | SCB, July 1999 (PDF)
U.S. International Transactions, Revised Estimates for 1986-97 | SCB, July 1998 (PDF)
U.S. International Transactions, Revised Estimates for 1974-96 | SCB, July 1997 (PDF)
U.S. International Transactions, Revised Estimates for 1986-95 | SCB, July 1996 (PDF)
U.S. International Transactions, Revised Estimates for 1983-94 | SCB, June 1995 (PDF)
U.S. International Transactions, Revised Estimates for 1984-93 | SCB, June 1994 (PDF)

Other recurring articles

U.S. International Transactions -- most recent quarterly articles:

Article Link
First Quarter of 2018 | SCB, July 2018 (PDF)
(Tables)
Fourth Quarter and Year 2017 | SCB, April 2018 (PDF)
(Tables)
Third Quarter of 2017 | SCB, January 2018 (PDF)
(Tables)
Second Quarter of 2017 | SCB, October 2017 (PDF)
(Tables)
For historical quarterly and annual articles, see the January, April, July, and October issues of the SCB (prior to 1996, these articles appeared in March, June, September, and December)
Preview of the 2017 Annual Update of the International Economic Accounts, usually available each May | SCB, May 2017
(PDF)
How BEA Aligns and Augments Source Data from the U.S. Treasury Department for Inclusion in the International Transactions Accounts | usually available each July in the SCB, most recent: September 2014 (PDF)
International Transactions and Positions in Financial Derivatives | available each July in the SCB, most recent: July 2014 (PDF)
An Ownership-Based Framework of the U.S. Current Account, 2016 | available each January in the SCB, most recent: January 2018 (PDF)
Reconciliation of the United States-Canadian Current Account | most recent: January 2013 (PDF)

Selected research & analysis

Article Link
The Comprehensive Restructuring of the International Economic Accounts: Changes in Definitions, Classifications, and Presentations | SCB, March 2014 (PDF)
Modernizing and Enhancing BEA’s International Economic Accounts: A Progress Report and Plans for Implementation | SCB, May 2013 (PDF)
An Analysis of Revisions to BEA’s International Economic Accounts | SCB, November 2012 (PDF)
Modernizing and Enhancing BEA’s International Economic Accounts: A Progress Report | SCB, May 2012 (PDF)
Modernizing and Enhancing BEA’s International Economic Accounts: A Progress Report | SCB, May 2011 (PDF)
Modernizing and Enhancing BEA’s International Economic Accounts: Recent Progress and Future Directions | SCB, May 2010 (PDF)
U.S. Resource Flows to Developing Countries and Multilateral Organizations, 1993-97 | SCB, February 1999 (PDF)
Alternative Frameworks for U.S. International Transactions | SCB, December 1993 (PDF)
Valuation of the U.S. Net International Investment Position | SCB, May 1991 (PDF)

International Services

Recurring articles

U.S. International Services: Trade in Services in 2016 and Services Supplied Through Affiliates in 2015 | Most recent: October 2017

Article Link
Full Article (PDF)
Tables (PDF)
Historical Articles on U.S. International Sales and Purchases of Services

Selected research & analysis

Article Link
Trends in U.S. Trade in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Services and in ICT-Enabled Services | SCB, May 2016 (PDF)
Trends in Digitally-Enabled Trade in Services, 1998-2010 (PDF)
A Profile of U.S. Exporters and Importers of Services | SCB, June 2012 (PDF)
Selected Issues in the Measurement of U.S. International Services | SCB, June 2002 (PDF)

International Investment Position

Most recent quarterly articles:

Article Link
First Quarter of 2018, Year 2017, and Annual Update | SCB, July 2018 (PDF)
(Tables)
Fourth Quarter and Year 2017 | SCB, April 2018 (PDF)
(Tables)
Third Quarter of 2017 | SCB, January 2018 (PDF)
(Tables)
Second Quarter of 2017 | SCB, October 2017 (PDF)
(Tables)

Direct Investment and Multinational Enterprises

U.S. Direct Investment Abroad

Recurring articles

Article Link
U.S. Multinational Enterprises (covers operations of U.S. direct investors and their foreign affiliates) | available annually in the SCB, publication month will vary, most recent: September 2018 (PDF)
Direct Investment: Detailed Historical-Cost Positions and Related Financial and Income Flows | usually available each September in the SCB, most recent: September 2017 (PDF)
Direct Investment Positions: Country and Industry Detail | available each July in the SCB, most recent: July 2016 (PDF)

Benchmark survey results

Article Link
Worldwide activities of U.S. Multinational Enterprises: Revised Results From the 2014 Benchmark Survey | Publication, November 2017 (HTML)
Worldwide activities of U.S. Multinational Enterprises: Preliminary Results From the 2014 Benchmark Survey | SCB, December 2016 (PDF)
U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: Final Results from the 2009 Benchmark Survey | Publication, November 2012 (HTML)
Operations of U.S. Multinational Companies in the United States and Abroad: Preliminary Results From the 2009 Benchmark Survey | SCB, November 2011 (PDF)
(Tables)
U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: Final Results from the 2004 Benchmark Survey | Publication, November 2008 (HTML)
Operations of U.S. Multinational Companies: Preliminary Results From the 2004 Benchmark Survey | SCB, November 2006 (PDF)
U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: Final Results From the 1999 Benchmark Survey | Publication, April 2004 (PDF)
Operations of U.S. Multinational Companies: Preliminary Results From the 1999 Benchmark Survey | SCB, March 2002 (PDF)
U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: 1994 Benchmark Survey, Final Results | Publication, May 1998 (PDF)
Operations of U.S. Multinational Companies: Preliminary Results from the 1994 Benchmark Survey | SCB, December 1996 (PDF)

Selected research & analysis

Article Link
Research and Development Activities of U.S. Multinational Companies: Preliminary Results from the 2004 Benchmark Survey | SCB, March 2007 (PDF)
Research Spotlight: The Internal Markets of Multinational Firms | SCB, March 2007 (PDF)
Research Spotlight: Taxation and Multinational Activity: New Evidence, New Interpretations | SCB, February 2006 (PDF)
Real Gross Product of U.S. Companies' Majority-Owned Foreign Affiliates in Manufacturing | SCB, April 1997 (PDF)
U.S. Intrafirm Trade in Goods | SCB, February 1997 (PDF)
A Guide to BEA Statistics on U.S. Multinational Companies | SCB, March 1995 (PDF)
Rates of Return on Direct Investment | SCB, August 1992 (PDF)

Foreign Direct Investment in the United States

Recurring articles

Article Link
New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States in 2016 | available each August in the SCB, most recent: August 2017 (PDF)
Activities of U.S. Affiliates of Foreign Multinational Enterprises in 2015 | available annually in the SCB, publication month will vary, most recent: August 2017 (PDF)
Direct Investment: Detailed Historical-Cost Positions and Related Financial and Income Flows | usually available each September in the SCB, most recent: September 2017 (PDF)
Direct Investment Positions: Country and Industry Detail | available annually in the SCB, publication month will vary, most recent: August 2018 (PDF)

Benchmark survey results

Article Link
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Final Results from the 2012 Benchmark Survey | Publication, November 2015 (HTML)
Activities of U.S. Affiliates of Foreign Multinational Enterprises: Preliminary Results from the 2012 Benchmark Survey | SCB, November 2014 (PDF)
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: 2007 Benchmark Survey, Final Results | Publication, September 2011 (HTML)
Operations of U.S. Affiliates of Foreign Companies: Preliminary Results from the 2007 Benchmark Survey | SCB, November 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: 2002 Benchmark Survey, Final Results | Publication, October 2006 (ZIP)
Operations of U.S. Affiliates of Foreign Companies: Preliminary Results From the 2002 Benchmark Survey | SCB, August 2004 (PDF)
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Final Results from the 1997 Benchmark Survey | Publication, June 2001 (PDF)
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Preliminary Results From the 1997 Benchmark Survey | SCB, August 1999 (PDF)
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: 1992 Benchmark Survey, Final Results | Publication, September 1995 (PDF)
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: 1992 Benchmark Survey Results | SCB, July 1994 (PDF)

Selected research & analysis

Article Link
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: New Investment in 2008 | most recent: June 2009 (PDF)
An Examination of the Low Rates of Return of Foreign-Owned U.S. Companies | SCB, March 2000 (PDF)
Regional Patterns in the Location of Foreign-Owned U.S. Manufacturing Establishments | SCB, May 1999 (PDF)
The Domestic Orientation of Production and Sales by U.S. Manufacturing Affiliates of Foreign Companies | SCB, April 1998 (PDF)
U.S. Intrafirm Trade in Goods | SCB, February 1997 (PDF)
Differences in Foreign-Owned U.S. Manufacturing Establishments by Country of Owner | SCB, March 1996 (PDF)
Characteristics of Foreign-Owned U.S. Manufacturing Establishments | SCB, January 1994 (PDF)
Rates of Return on Direct Investment | SCB, August 1992 (PDF)
A Guide to BEA Statistics on Foreign Direct Investment In the United States | SCB, February 1990 (PDF)

Projects linking BEA data with data from other statistical agencies

BEA-Census Bureau-National Science Foundation R&D Data Link Project

BEA R&D Data for U.S. MNCs and U.S. affiliates of foreign MNCs with Census Bureau data on R&D for all U.S. companies

Article Link
Research Spotlight: State-Level R&D by Multinational Companies: Results From an Interagency Data Link Project | SCB, September 2013 (PDF)
Project Linking Multi-Agency Surveys Produces New Findings on R&D by Multinational Companies | NSF Infobrief, September 2012 (Link)
International Investment and R&D Data Link: 2004–07 | Detailed Statistical Tables, September 2012 (Link)
Linking Multinational Corporations Data from International Investment Surveys and Industrial R&D Surveys | NSF Infobrief, February 2007 (Link)
Research and Development Data Link Project Final Report | June 2005 (PDF)

BEA-Census Bureau Data Link Project

Article Link
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Establishment Data for 2007
Publication | PDF and Excel files
(HTML)
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Establishment Data for 2002
Publication | PDF and Excel files
(HTML)
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Establishment Data for 1997
Publication | PDF files
(ZIP)
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Establishment Data for 1997
Publication | XLS files
(ZIP)
Regional Patterns in the Location of Foreign-Owned U.S. Manufacturing Establishments | SCB, May 1999 (PDF)
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Establishment Data for 1992
Publication| Text files
(ZIP)
Differences in Foreign-Owned U.S. Manufacturing Establishments by Country of Owner | SCB, March 1996 (PDF)
Characteristics of Foreign-Owned U.S. Manufacturing Establishments | SCB, January 1994 (PDF)
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Establishment Data for 1987 | SCB, October 1992 (PDF)
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Establishment Data for 1987
Publication | Text files
(ZIP)
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Establishment Data for Manufacturing 1991
Publication | Text files
(ZIP)
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Establishment Data for Manufacturing 1990
Publication | Text files
(ZIP)
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Establishment Data for Manufacturing 1989
Publication | Text files
(ZIP)
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Establishment Data for Manufacturing 1988
Publication | Text files
(ZIP)

BEA-Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Link Project

  • BEA data for U.S. multinational companies with Bureau of Labor Statistics data on employment by occupation in domestic establishments | BLS Monthly Labor Review, October 2011
  • BEA data for U.S. affiliates of foreign MNCs with Bureau of Labor Statistics data on employment by occupation in manufacturing establishments | BLS news release, October 1993