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Survey of Current Business

Table of Contents
January 2001

R egular features

1 Business Situation (PDF)

Real GDP increased 2.2 percent in the third quarter of 2000, according to the "final" NIPA estimates; the downward revision of 0.2 percentage point from the "preliminary" estimates primarily reflected a downward revision to exports of goods and services. The prices of gross domestic purchases increased 2.0 percent; the downward revision of 0.3 percentage point primarily reflected a downward revision to the prices of personal consumption expenditures for services. Corporate profits increased $6.7 billion (0.7 percent at a quarterly rate), to $970.3 billion, in the third quarter.


9 Annual Input-Output Accounts of the U.S. Economy, 1997 (PDF)

The 1997 input-output (I-O) accounts, the second annual update of the 1992 benchmark I-O accounts, present a detailed picture of how industries interact to provide input to, and take output from, each other. The accounts show that in terms of use, the fastest growing commodities in 1992-97 were computers, electronics, and data-processing services and that in general, this growth can be traced to growth in demand by both intermediate and final users.

47 U.S. International Transactions, Third Quarter 2000 (PDF)

The U.S. current-account deficit increased $8.8 billion, to $113.8 billion, in the third quarter of 2000; the increase was mostly accounted for by an increase in the deficit on goods and a decrease in the surplus on services. In the financial account, net recorded inflows decreased $29.7 billion, to $123.0 billion; financial inflows decreased more than financial outflows decreased.


R eports and statistical presentations

6 Real Inventories, Sales, and Inventory-Sales Ratios for Manufacturing and Trade, 2000:III (PDF)

44 An Ownership-Based Framework of the U.S. Current Account, 1982-98 (PDF)


D-1 BEA Current and Historical Data

                          National Estimates

D-2 Selected NIPA Tables (PDF)

D-29 Other NIPA and NIPA-Related Tables (PDF)

D-38 Historical Measures (PDF)

D-41 Domestic Perspectives (PDF)

D-43 Charts (PDF)

                            International Estimates

D-51 Transactions Tables (PDF)

D-57 Investment Tables (PDF)

D-62 International Perspectives (PDF)

D-64 Charts (PDF)

                          Regional Estimates

D-65 State and Regional Tables (PDF)

D-69 Local Area Table (PDF)

D-71 Charts (PDF)



Inside back cover: Getting BEA's Estimates (PDF)

Back cover: Schedule of Upcoming BEA News Releases (PDF)


Looking Ahead

Trends in Personal Consumption Expenditures. An article discussing trends and cyclical developments in personal consumption expenditures for 1959-2000 is scheduled to be published in a forthcoming issue of the Survey.