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Survey of Current Business

Table of Contents
January 1998

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1 Business Situation (PDF)

Real GDP increased 3.1 percent in the third quarter of 1997 after increasing 3.3 percent in the second quarter, and the price index for gross domestic purchases increased 1.3 percent after increasing 0.8 percent. Corporate profits increased $32.2 billion in the third quarter after increasing $15.5 billion in the second, reflecting a step-up in the profits of domestic nonfinancial corporations.

7 U.S. International Transactions, Third Quarter 1997 (PDF)

The U.S. current-account deficit increased to $42.2 billion in the third quarter of 1997 from $37.9 billion in the second quarter. The increase was accounted for by an increase in the deficit on goods; changes in the other principal components of the current account were small. In the capital account, outflows for U.S. assets abroad increased $101.6 billion after increasing $90.9 billion, and inflows for foreign assets in the United States increased $169.5 billion after increasing $143.0 billion.

Reports and statistical presentations

5 Real Inventories, Sales, and Inventory­Sales Ratios for Manufacturing and Trade (PDF)
34 1998 Release Dates for BEA Estimates (PDF)

D--1 BEA Current and Historical Data

National Data:

D--2 Selected NIPA Tables (PDF)
D--27 Other NIPA and NIPA-Related Tables (PDF)
D--36 Historical Tables (PDF)
D--41 Domestic Perspectives (PDF)
D--43 Charts (PDF)

International Data:

D--51 Transactions Tables (PDF)
D--57 Investment Tables (PDF)
D--62 International Perspectives (PDF)
D--64 Charts (PDF)

Regional Data:

D--65 State and Regional Tables (PDF)
D--69 Local Area Table (PDF)
D--71 Charts (PDF)

Appendixes: (PDF)

D--73 Appendix A: Additional Information About BEA's NIPA Estimates
D--75 Appendix B: Suggested Reading

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Updated: December 28, 1998