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Table of Contents
 April 1996

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Regular features

1 Business Situation (PDF)

Real slowed to a 0.5-percent increase in the fourth quarter of 1995 from a 3.6-percent increase in the third quarter; the price index for gross domestic purchases increased 2.1 percent after increasing 1.7 percent. Corporate profits increased $3.7 billion after jumping $53.8 billion. The Federal Government current deficit decreased to $154.9 billion, the lowest level since the first quarter of 1991, and the State and local government current surplus decreased to $88.1 billion.

45 U.S. International Transactions, Fourth Quarter and Year 1995 (PDF)

In the fourth quarter of 1995, the U.S. current-account deficit decreased $9.2 billion, to $31.1 billion. The deficits on merchandise trade and on investment both fell sharply, while the surplus on services and net unilateral transfers changed little. For the year 1995, the current-account deficit increased $1.7 billion, to $152.9 billion. Increases in the deficits on merchandise trade and on investment income were nearly offset by an increase in the surplus on services and a reduction in net unilateral transfers.

88 Userís Guide to BEA Information (PDF)

Contains updated information to help users locate the most recent and most frequently requested BEA products. The guide also includes descriptions of BEAís programs, a subject listing for BEA products, and order information and forms.

Reports and statistical presentations

11 National Income and Product Accounts (PDF)

11 Updated Release Schedule for Estimates

12 Selected NIPA Tables

36  NIPA Charts

38 Comprehensive NIPA Revision: Newly Available Tables

42 Reconciliation and Other Special Tables

43 Selected Monthly Estimates (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)



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