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Survey of Current Business

Table of Contents
 March 1997

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Regular features

1 Business Situation (PDF)

Real GDP increased 3.9 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.

8 Federal Budget Estimates, Fiscal Year 1998 (PDF)

In BEA’s annual "translation" of the administration’s budget, which puts the budget’s receipts and outlays on a basis that is consistent with the framework of the NIPA’s, the Federal deficit on a NIPA basis decreases to $136.6 billion in fiscal year 1998 from $142.0 billion in fiscal year 1997. Before translation, the budget shows the deficit decreasing to $120.6 billion from $125.6 billion.

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)

D–61 Investment tables (PDF)

D–66 International perspectives (PDF)

D–68 Charts (PDF)

Regional Data:

D--69 State and regional tables (PDF)

D--73 Local area table (PDF)

D--75 Charts (PDF)


D--77 Appendix A: Additional information about BEA’s NIPA estimates (PDF)
D--79 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. The April 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.