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Survey of Current Business

Table of Contents
September 1999

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Special in this issue

15 A Preview of the 1999 Comprehensive Revision of the National Income and Product Accounts: New and Redesigned Tables (PDF)

As part of the upcoming comprehensive revision, the presentation of the NIPA's will be updated to reflect the definitional, classificational, and statistical changes that will be introduced and to make the tables more informative. Seventeen new tables will be introduced, including tables that provide additional detail and supplement the existing table on contributions to percent change in real GDP, tables on changes in the net stock of produced assets and on motor vehicle output, and summary tables that highlight percent changes and contributions to percent changes in real GDP. In addition, many of the existing tables will be redesigned to reflect the definitional changes, such as the recognition of business and government expenditures on software as investment.

Regular features

1 Business Situation (PDF)

Real GDP increased 1.8 percent in the second quarter of 1999, according to the ``preliminary'' estimate; the ``advance'' estimate issued last month had shown a 2.3-percent increase. The price index for gross domestic purchases increased 2.1 percent, the same increase that was shown in the ``advance'' estimate. Corporate profits decreased $9.2 billion (or 1.1 percent at a quarterly rate) in the second quarter. The Federal Government current surplus increased $18.1 billion, to $140.8 billion, in the second quarter, and the State and local government current surplus increased $0.5 billion, to $170.2 billion.

Reports and statistical presentations

13 1999 Customer Satisfaction Report (PDF)

29 Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Detail for Historical-Cost Position and Related Capital and Income Flows, 1998 (PDF)

58 U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: Detail for Historical-Cost Position and Related Capital and Income Flows, 1998 (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--36 Historical Tables (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--64 Charts (PDF)

Regional Data:

D--65 State and Regional Tables (PDF)

D--69 Local Area Table (PDF)

D--71 Charts (PDF)

Appendixes: (PDF)

D--73 Appendix A: Additional Information About BEA's NIPA Estimates

D--75 Appendix B: Suggested Reading

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

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