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Survey of Current Business

Table of Contents
 January 1997

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Regular features

1 Business Situation (PDF)

Real GDP increased 2.1 percent in the third quarter of 1996, down from a 4.7- percent increase in the second quarter. Real GNP increased 1.6 percent in the third quarter. Corporate profits increased $5.4 billion in the third quarter, about half as much as in the second; profits of domestic non-financial corporations increased less than in the second quarter, and profits of domestic financial corporations turned down.

6 U.S. International Transactions, Third Quarter 1996 (PDF)

The U.S. current-account deficit increased $7.8 billion, to $48.0 billion, in the third quarter of 1996. The deficits on goods and services and on investment income both increased; net unilateral transfers changed little. In the capital account, net recorded capital inflows were $69.3 billion in the third quarter, $19.5 billion higher than in the second.

Reports and statistical presentations

    4  Real Inventories, Sales, and Inventory-Sales Ratios for Manufacturing and Trade (PDF)

D1 BEA Current and Historical Data

National Data:

D--2 Selected NIPA Tables (PDF)
D--26 Other NIPA and NIPA-Related Tables (PDF)
D--34 Historical Tables (PDF)
D--45 Domestic Perspectives (PDF)
D--47 Charts (PDF)

International Data:

D55 Summary U.S. international transactions (PDF)

Regional Data:

D--66 Selected State and regional estimates (PDF)
D--68 Gross State product (PDF)


D--69 Appendix A: Additional information about BEAs NIPA estimates (PDF)
D--71 Appendix B: Suggested reading (PDF)

Inside back cover: BEA Information (PDF)

(A listing of recent BEA publications available from the Government Printing Office)

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



U.S. Intrafirm Trade in Goods. An upcoming issue of the SURVEY will contain an article that analyzes trade in goods between U.S. parent companies and their foreign affiliates and between U.S. affiliates of foreign companies and their foreign parents.