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April 2006 - Volume 86 - Number 4

Director's Message

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Taking AccountIcon for P D F document. PDF version (90 kb)

GDP and the Economy: Final Estimates for the Fourth Quarter of 2005

Real GDP increased 1.7 percent after increasing 4.1 percent, reflecting increases in inventory investment and consumer spending. Real disposable personal income increased 6.7 percent after decreasing 1.4 percent. Corporate profits increased $185.8 billion after decreasing $54.4 billion. Icon for P D F document. PDF version (1714 kb)

Government Receipts and Expenditures: Estimates for the Fourth Quarter of 2005

Net government saving increased $115.5 billion to -$298.8 billion, reflecting an upturn in receipts and an acceleration in expenditures. Net Federal Government saving increased $119.3 billion to -$288.6 billion. Net state and local government saving decreased $3.8 billion to -$10.2 billion. Icon for P D F document. PDF version (884 kb)

Real Inventories, Sales, and Ratios: Fourth Quarter of 2005

The estimates, including estimates of inventories for manufacturing by stage of fabrication, have been updated. Icon for P D F document. PDF version (611 kb)

U.S. International Transactions: Fourth Quarter of 2005

The U.S. current-account deficit increased $39.5 billion to $224.9 billion, mostly as a result of an increase in net outflows for unilateral current transfers and an increase in the deficit on goods. In the financial account, net recorded financial inflows decreased $18.8 billion to $235.0 billion. Icon for P D F document. PDF version (604 kb)

U.S. International Transactions in 2005

The U.S. current-account deficit increased $136.8 billion to $804.9 billion, mainly reflecting an increase in the deficit on goods. In the financial account, net recorded financial inflows increased $216.4 billion to $801.0 billion. Icon for P D F document. PDF version (2973 kb)

BEA Regional Program Outreach in 2006

BEA's regional economic accounts provide detailed estimates of gross state product and personal income for states, counties, and metropolitan areas. To help users better understand and use these accounts, BEA participates in various conferences and workshops around the country. Icon for P D F document. PDF version (28 kb)

State Personal Income: Fourth Quarter of 2005 and Per Capita Income for 2005

Personal income for the Nation grew 2.3 percent, reflecting a rebound in several states from dramatic hurricane-related declines in the third quarter. Per capita personal income slowed, increasing 4.6 percent after increasing 5.0 percent. Icon for P D F document. PDF version (4504 kb)

Looking Ahead . . .

Annual Industry Accounts. Advance estimates for 2005 will be published in the May Survey .
Annual Revision of Local Area Personal Income. Estimates of personal income for states, counties, and metropolitan areas for 2002-2005 will also be published in the May Survey.

BEA Current and Historical Data

National Data

International Data

Regional Data

Appendixes

  • Additional information about the NIPA estimatesIcon for P D F document. PDF version (298 kb)
  • Suggested reading | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (136 kb)