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Table of Contents 
 August 2000

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Special in this issue

6 Annual Revision of the National Income and Product Accounts: Annual Estimates, 1997-99, and Quarterly Estimates, 1997:I-2000:I (PDF)
The revised NIPA estimates do not significantly alter the picture of the U.S. economy that was shown in the previously published estimates. Over the period covered by the revisions, the average annual growth rate of real GDP was revised up slightly, from 4.5 percent to 4.6 percent, and the average annual rate of increase in the price index for gross domestic purchases was unrevised at 1.5 percent. The revised estimates reflect the incorporation of regular source data and the introduction of changes in the methodology for preparing the estimates; for example, the estimates of employer contributions to group health insurance are now based on data collected in the new medical expenditure panel survey.

  R egular features

 1 Business Situation (PDF)
Real GDP continued to increase strongly in the second quarter of 2000, up 5.2 percent after a 4.8-percent increase in the first quarter. In contrast, real final sales of domestic product slowed to a 4.2-percent increase from a 6.7-percent increase. The price index for gross domestic purchases slowed to a 2.2-percent increase from a 3.8-percent increase.

141 U.S. Affiliates of Foreign Companies: Operations in 1998 (PDF)

The current-dollar gross product of U.S. affiliates of foreign companies increased 7 percent in 1998, primarily reflecting record levels of new foreign investment. The U.S.-affiliate share of gross product originating in U.S. private industries edged up from 6.2 percent in 1997 to 6.3 percent in 1998. By country of ownership, the United Kingdom remained the largest investing country in 1998, and Germany overtook Japan as the second largest as a result of new acquisitions of U.S. companies.

159 State Personal Income, First Quarter 2000 (PDF)

Personal income in the Nation slowed to a 1.6-percent increase in the first quarter of 2000 from a 1.9-percent increase in the fourth quarter of 1999. In the first quarter, personal income grew the fastest in Vermont, North Carolina, Alaska, Georgia, and Florida. Personal income declined in North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, and Iowa.

Reports and statistical presentations

34 National Income and Product Accounts Tables (PDF)

120 GDP and Other Major NIPA Series, 1929-2000:I (PDF)

140 Errata: U.S. Travel and Tourism Satellite Accounts for 1996 and 1997 (PDF)


D-1 BEA Current and Historical Data

              National Data:

                         Selected NIPA Tables NOTE: (PDF)

                         Other NIPA and NIPA-Related Tables  NOTE: (PDF)

                         Historical Measures  NOTE: (PDF)

                    D--3   Domestic Perspectives (PDF)

                    D--5   Charts (PDF)

              International Data:

                    D--7 Transactions Tables (PDF)

                    D--13 Investment Tables (PDF)

                    D--18 International Perspectives (PDF)

                    D--20 Charts   (PDF)

              Regional Data:

                    D--21 State and Regional Tables (PDF)

                    D--25 Local Area Table (PDF)

                    D--27 Charts


                    D--29 Appendix A: Additional Information About BEA's NIPA Estimates (PDF)

                    D--31 Appendix B: Suggested Reading (PDF)


                Inside back cover: Getting BEA's Estimates (PDF)

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

Looking Ahead

Gross State Product by Industry. On September 5, 2000, BEA will release new estimates of gross state product for 1998 and revised estimates for 1977-97. An article that presents these estimates, which incorporate the most recent revision of the national estimates of gross product by industry, will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Survey .