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Survey of Current Business

Table of Contents
 January/February 1996

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Special in this issue

1 Improved Estimates of the National Income and Product Accounts for 1959–95: Results of the Comprehensive Revision (PDF)

In January, BEA released revised NIPA estimates beginning with 1959 that reflect a comprehensive revision of the accounts. The comprehensive revision introduced the following major improvements to the accounts: Improved chain-type measures of real output and prices, a new treatment of government investment, a new methodology for calculating depreciation, and new and redesigned tables. For 1959–94, the revised estimates of real GDP show an average annual growth rate of 3.2 percent, 0.2 percentage point higher than the previously published estimates. For 1987–94, however, the revised growth rate of 2.3 percent is 0.1 percentage point lower than previously published.

Reports and statistical presentations

32 National Income and Product Accounts (PDF)

32 National Income and Product Accounts Tables, 1991–94 (PDF)

107 Summary National Income and Product Series, 1959–94 (PDF)

120 Selected Monthly Estimates (PDF)

C-1 Business Cycle Indicators (PDF)

C-1 Sources for business cycle indicators

C-8 Historical data for selected series

C-32 Index to historical data for selected series

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)



National Income and Product Accounts Revision. Additional information from the comprehensive revision of the NIPA’s will be presented in forthcoming issues of the SURVEY; see the box "Data Availability" on page 26.

Characteristics of Foreign-Owned U.S. Manufacturing Establishments: Country-of-Ownership Differences. The March issue of the SURVEY will contain an article that examines differences by country of owner in the operating characteristics and industrial composition of foreign-owned U.S. manufacturing establishments.