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Survey of Current Business

Table of Contents
March 1999

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Special in this issue

9 Wassily Leontief and His Contributions to Economic Accounting (PDF)

22 A Tour of BEA's Web Site (PDF)

Regular features

1 Business Situation (PDF)

The ``preliminary'' estimate of real GDP shows a 6.1-percent increase in the fourth quarter of 1998 after an increase of 3.7 percent in the third quarter. The 6.1-percent increase is 0.5 percentage point higher than the ``advance'' estimate published last month; the upward revision reflects a downward revision to imports of goods, which are subtracted in the calculation of GDP, and upward revisions to personal consumption expenditures for nondurable goods and to exports of goods. The price index for gross domestic purchases increased 0.8 percent in the fourth quarter after increasing 0.7 percent in the third.

12 Federal Budget Estimates, Fiscal Year 2000 (PDF)

Each year, BEA prepares a ``translation'' of the administration's budget that puts the budget's receipts and outlays on a basis that is consistent with the framework of the NIPA's. For fiscal year 2000, the Federal current surplus on the NIPA basis would be $119.1 billion, compared with the administration's budget surplus of $117.3 billion. The NIPA estimate of receipts would exceed the budget estimate of receipts by $104.0 billion, and the NIPA estimate of current expenditures would exceed the budget estimate of outlays by $102.2 billion.

Reports and statistical presentations

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

Inside back cover: BEA Information (PDF)
(A listing of recent BEA publications available from GPO)

Back cover: Schedule of Upcoming BEA News Releases (PDF)