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Survey of Current Business

Table of Contents
 September 1997

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Special in this issue

48 Comprehensive Revision of Local Area Personal Income, 1969–95 (PDF)

BEA has released revised annual estimates of personal income for local areas— counties, metropolitan areas, and BEA economic areas—for 1969–94 and new estimates for 1995. The estimates incorporate the results of the recent comprehensive revisions of the national income and product accounts and of State personal income. In general, the revisions were small; for 1994, only 3 metropolitan areas had upward revisions of more than 5.0 percent, and only 3 areas had downward revisions of more than 3.0 percent.

Regular features

1 Business Situation (PDF)

In the second quarter of 1997, real GDP increased 3.6 percent, down from a 4.9-percent increase in the first quarter; the price index for gross domestic purchases increased 0.8 percent, down from a 1.9-percent increase. Corporate profits increased $14.9 billion in the second quarter after increasing $31.8 billion in the first. In the second quarter, the Federal Government current deficit decreased $20.7 billion, to $34.8 billion, the smallest deficit since the fourth quarter of 1979; the State and local government current surplus increased $0.6 billion, to $105.3 billion.

Reports and statistical presentations

11 Customer Satisfaction Report (PDF)

12 Updated Summary NIPA Methodologies (PDF)

34 Annual NIPA Revision: Newly Available Tables (PDF)

37 Fixed Reproducible Tangible Wealth in the United States: Revised Estimates for 1993–95 and Summary Estimates for 1925–96 (PDF)

37 Errata (PDF)

75 Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Detail for Historical Cost Position and Related Capital and Income Flows, 1996 (PDF)

119 U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: Detail for Historical Cost Position and Related Capital and Income Flows, 1996 (PDF)

D–1 BEA Current and Historical Data

National Data:

D--2 Selected NIPA Tables (PDF)
D–27 Other NIPA and NIPA Related Tables (PDF)
D–35 Historical Tables (PDF)

D--40 Domestic Perspectives (PDF)

D--42 Charts (PDF)

International Data:

D–50 Transactions Tables (PDF)
D–56 Investment tables (PDF)
D–59 International perspectives (PDF)
D–61 Charts (PDF)

Regional Data:

D--62 State and regional tables (PDF)
D--66 Charts (PDF)


D--68 Appendix A: Additional information about BEA’s NIPA estimates (PDF)
D--70 Appendix B: Suggested reading (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)




Revision of Annual State Personal Income. An article presenting revised annual estimates of State personal income for 1991–96 and discussing major sources of the revisions will appear in the October SURVEY. The revised estimates of State personal income will be released on September 19.

Benchmark InputOutput Accounts. The 1992 benchmark inpu output accounts for the U.S. economy will be presented in two upcoming articles in the SURVEY. The first article will include summary tables of the output (make) and the inputs (use) for each of 96 industries, and the second will include requirements tables for those industries.

Gross Product by Industry. Revised estimates of gross product by industry for 1993 and 1994 and new estimates for 1995 and 1996 that incorporate the recent annual NIPA revision will be presented in an upcoming issue of the SURVEY.