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August 2005 - Volume 85 - Number 8

Director's Message


Taking Account


Business Situation: Advance Estimates for the Second Quarter of 2005

Real GDP increased 3.4 percent after increasing 3.8 percent in the first quarter. The slowdown primarily reflected a downturn in private inventory investment. Real disposable personal income increased 1.4 percent after decreasing 2.9 percent. | PDF

Strengthening America's Economic Infrastructure: A Report on the Conference of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Bureau of Economic Analysis

As part of its ongoing outreach to its data users, BEA cohosted a conference with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's National Chamber Foundation to gain a deeper understanding of how it can continue to improve its U.S. economic accounts. | PDF

Annual Revision of the National Income and Product Accounts: Annual Estimates for 2002-2004 and Quarterly Estimates for 2002:I-2005:I

Real GDP for 2001-2004 grew at an average annual rate of 2.8 percent, 0.3 percentage point less than in the previously published estimates. For 2002:I-2005:I, real GDP grew at an average annual rate of 3.3 percent, 0.2 percentage point less than in the previously published estimates. | PDF

National Income and Product Accounts Tables

Revised annual, quarterly, and monthly estimates from the annual NIPA revision and advance estimates for the second quarter of 2005 and June 2005. | PDF

GDP and Other Major NIPA Series for 1929-2005:II

Historical estimates of GDP and its components in current dollars, in chained dollars, and in chain-type quantity and price indexes, national income, and personal income from the annual NIPA revision. | PDF

U.S. Affiliates of Foreign Companies: Operations in 2003

Growth in the current-dollar value added of majority-owned nonbank U.S. affiliates slowed, increasing 6 percent after increasing 10 percent in 2002. Employment of these affiliates continued to decline, decreasing 3 percent after decreasing 3 percent in 2002. | PDF

Looking Ahead

Fixed Assets and Consumer Durable Goods. Updated estimates that incorporate the results of the annual NIPA revision are scheduled to be published in the September Survey.

Preview of the 2002 Benchmark Input-Output Accounts. Proposed changes in the industry framework that reflect the evolving U.S. economy will be described in an upcoming issue. Preliminary estimates of gross output will be included.

BEA Current and Historical Data

National Data

  • Other NIPA and NIPA-related tables | PDF  

International Data

  • Transactions tables PDF 
  • Investment tables PDF
  • Charts PDF

Regional Data

  • State and regional tables | PDF 
  • Local area table PDF 
  • Charts PDF 


  • Additional information about the NIPA estimatesPDF
  • Suggested reading | PDF