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Survey of Current Business

Table of Contents
September 2001

R egular features

1 Business Situation (PDF)

Real GDP edged up 0.2 percent in the second quarter of 2001, according to the "preliminary" estimate; the "advance" estimate issued last month had shown a 0.7-percent increase. The downward revision was largely accounted for by downward revisions to change in private inventories and to exports of goods. Corporate profits decreased $28.5 billion (3.6 percent at a quarterly rate), about half the decrease in the first quarter. The Federal Government current surplus decreased $16.0 billion, to $189.3 billion, and the State and local government current surplus decreased $0.8 billion, to $21.5 billion.


19 Note on Profitability of Domestic Nonfinancial Corporations, 1960-2000 (PDF)

A note presenting revised estimates for 1998-99 and new estimates for 2000 that reflect the results of the recent annual revision of the NIPA's.


R eports and statistical presentations

22 Customer Service Report for Fiscal Year 2001 (PDF) 

24 Annual NIPA Revision: Newly Available Tables (PDF) 

27 Fixed Assets and Consumer Durable Goods for 1925-2000 (PDF)

 40 Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Detail for Historical- Cost Position and Related Capital and Income Flows, 2000 (PDF)

 80 U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: Detail for Historical-Cost Position and Related Capital and Income Flows, 2000  (PDF)


Note:   Files listed above contain the text and the tables of the articles;
the tables are also available separately in Excel spreadsheets.


D-1 BEA Current and Historical Data (PDF)

National Data

D-2 Selected NIPA tables (PDF)

D-29 Other NIPA and NIPA-related tables (PDF)

D-38 Historical measures (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-63 Charts (PDF)

Regional Data

D-64 State and regional tables (PDF)

D-68 Local area table (PDF)

D-70 Charts (PDF)


D-72 Additional information about the NIPA estimates (PDF)

D-74 Suggested reading (PDF)



Inside back cover: Getting BEA's Estimates

Back cover: Schedule of Upcoming BEA News Releases



Looking Ahead

U.S. International Services. The annual article on U.S. international services, which is usually published in the October Survey, will be published this year in the November Survey, to allow for the incorporation of early summary tabulations of sales of services by foreign affiliates of U.S. companies from the 1999 benchmark survey of U.S. direct investment abroad. These tabulations will be updated when the full set of tables from the 1999 benchmark survey are published early next year. Summary tables showing cross-border trade in services for 2000 by type and by country will be published in the October Survey. The detailed tables on cross-border trade that normally accompany the article will be available on BEA's Web site in early October, at <>.