Table 3.—Dispersion in Revisions in the Quarterly Changes in GDP and Its Components

[Percentage points/1/]

Current dollars Constant dollars
1978-82 1983-91 1978-82 1983-91
Gross domestic product:
Advance 1.931.171.641.25
Preliminary 1.821.141.721.27
Final 1.821.151.751.33
Personal consumption expenditures:
Advance 1.711.401.881.37
Preliminary 1.701.412.001.27
Final 1.801.352.121.30
Durable goods:
Advance 5.724.205.083.96
Preliminary 5.153.885.113.63
Final 5.423.975.053.98
Nondurable goods:
Advance 2.311.741.752.26
Preliminary 2.511.452.372.10
Final 2.501.372.392.03
Services:
Advance 1.781.371.381.39
Preliminary 1.901.511.501.36
Final 1.961.591.561.42
Gross private domestic investment:
Advance 13.209.3810.649.53
Preliminary 12.678.6210.249.30
Final 12.118.6810.759.32
Fixed investment:
Advance 7.013.035.593.74
Preliminary 4.962.434.083.29
Final 4.452.773.823.64
Nonresidential:
Advance 8.243.676.364.42
Preliminary 5.633.194.154.07
Final 5.113.203.624.56
Structures:
Advance 13.016.399.015.33
Preliminary 9.904.546.184.13
Final 9.474.926.104.66
Producers' durable equipment:
Advance 7.094.026.655.21
Preliminary 5.173.874.855.39
Final 4.203.994.425.77
Residential:
Advance 7.174.846.915.27
Preliminary 8.564.918.675.11
Final 7.634.987.895.22
Change in business inventories
Net exports of goods and services:
Exports:
Advance 8.905.497.525.33
Preliminary 8.804.727.874.85
Final 8.025.197.075.67
Imports:
Advance 5.488.127.218.92
Preliminary 4.987.245.649.29
Final 4.717.555.719.61
Government purchases:
Advance 4.253.933.464.83
Preliminary 4.374.053.624.79
Final 4.344.053.754.89
Federal:
Advance 11.409.0910.3610.70
Preliminary 12.299.1110.4810.49
Final 12.818.9210.9910.58
State and local:
Advance 2.511.532.151.41
Preliminary 2.611.632.171.62
Final 2.341.652.201.60

1. Calculated from quarterly percentage changes at seasonally adjusted annual rates.