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Survey of Current Business

Table of Contents
February 2001

R egular features


1 Business Situation (PDF)

Growth in U.S. economic activity continued to slow in the fourth quarter of 2000, while inflation remained moderate. Real GDP increased 1.4 percent after increasing 2.2 percent in the third quarter and 5.6 percent in the second. The prices of gross domestic purchases increased 1.9 percent after increasing 2.0 percent in the third quarter and 2.1 percent in the second.


7 Motor Vehicles, 2000 (PDF)

Sales of motor vehicles weakened as the year progressed, but for the year 2000, they increased 2.4 percent to a record 17.8 million units. Sales of both cars and trucks increased, but at much slower rates than in 1999. Sales of both cars and trucks peaked in the first quarter, but by the fourth quarter, they were at their lowest levels in 2 years.


14 State Personal Income, Third Quarter 2000 (PDF)

Personal income in the Nation increased 1.3 percent in the third quarter of 2000 after increasing 1.7 percent in the second quarter. In the third quarter, personal income grew the fastest in North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, and Kansas; growth in these States was boosted by substantial Federal Government farm subsidy payments. Personal income grew the slowest in Vermont, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

R eports and statistical presentations

D-1 BEA Current and Historical Data (PDF)

                          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)


D-73 Additional Information About the NIPA Estimates (PDF)

D-75 Suggested Reading (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 .