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Survey of Current Business

Table of Contents
 February 1997

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Special in this issue

23 U.S. Intrafirm Trade in Goods (PDF)

Transactions between affiliated units of multinational companies (MNC’s) account for a major share of U.S. international trade in goods—for more than one-third of U.S. exports in 1994 and for more than two-fifths of U.S. imports. For both exports and imports, this intrafirm trade has mainly consisted of shipments from parents to their affiliates rather than shipments to parents from their affiliates. By industry, most of the intrafirm trade of U.S. MNC’s has been between U.S. manufacturing parents and their foreign manufacturing affiliates, and most of the intrafirm trade of foreign MNC’s has been between U.S. wholesale trade affiliates and their foreign parent groups.

Regular features

1 Business Situation (PDF)

Real GDP increased 4.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 1996 after increasing 2.1 percent in the third quarter; the acceleration was more than accounted for by a sharp turnaround in exports and by a pickup in personal consumption expenditures. The price index for gross domestic purchases increased 2.5 percent after increasing 1.9 percent; the step-up wasmore than accounted for by an upturn in energy prices.

7 Personal Income by State and Region, Third Quarter 1996 (PDF)

Personal income in the Nation increased 1.4 percent in the third quarter of 1996. In all States, the increase in personal income exceeded the 0.4-percent increase in the prices paid by U.S. consumers. Nevada had the largest increase in personal income, 2.3 percent, and Alaska had the smallest increase, 0.6 percent.

Reports and statistical presentations

D–1 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:

D–55 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 BEA’s 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)



Real Gross Product of Foreign Affiliates of U.S. Companies. An upcoming issue of the SURVEY will contain an article that presents and analyzes estimates of real gross product of U.S. companies’ majority owned affiliates in manufacturing for 1982–94. These estimates, which BEA has prepared for the first time, have been adjusted to remove the effects of changes in prices and in exchange rates.