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Survey of Current Business

Table of Contents
October 2000

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S pecial in this issue

69 Gross State Product by Industry, 1977-98 (PDF)

BEA's estimates of gross state product (GSP) by industry have been revised to incorporate the most recent comprehensive revisions of the NIPA's, of the national estimates of gross product by industry, and of the estimates of State personal income. In 1997-98, the State with the fastest growth in real GSP was Arizona (7.5 percent annual rate), followed by Oregon (7.2 percent) and Nevada (6.9 percent); the States with negative growth were Hawaii (-0.5 percent) and Alaska (-0.4 percent). The State with the largest share of nominal GSP in 1998 was California (12.8 percent), followed by New York (8.1 percent) and Texas (7.4 percent).


R egular features


1 Business Situation (PDF)

Real GDP increased 5.6 percent in the second quarter of 2000, according to the "final" NIPA estimates; the upward revision of 0.3 percentage point from the "preliminary" estimate primarily reflected a downward revision to imports of services and an upward revision to exports of services. The price index for gross domestic purchases increased 2.1 percent; the downward revision of 0.2 percentage point primarily reflected downward revisions to the prices of personal consumption expenditures for services. Corporate profits increased $27.3 billion (2.9 percent at a quarterly rate) in the second quarter.


91 U.S. International Transactions, Second Quarter 2000 (PDF)

The U.S. current-account deficit increased $4.6 billion, to $106.1 billion, in the second quarter of 2000; nearly all of the increase was accounted for by an increase in the deficit on goods. In the financial account, net recorded inflows increased $91.5 billion, to $149.1 billion; financial outflows slowed substantially, while financial inflows remained strong.


119 U.S. International Services: Cross-Border Trade in 1999 and Sales Through Affiliates in 1998 (PDF)

In 1999, U.S. cross-border exports of private services increased 4 percent to $254.7 billion, and U.S. cross-border imports of these services increased 4 percent to $174.8 billion; as a result, the U.S. surplus on cross-border trade in services increased $3.3 billion, to $79.8 billion. In 1998, sales of private services abroad by foreign affiliates of U.S. companies increased 21 percent to $309.0 billion, and sales of services in the United States by U.S. affiliates of foreign companies increased 14 percent to $255.1 billion.

R eports and statistical presentations


6 Real Inventories, Sales, and Inventory-Sales Ratios for Manufacturing and Trade, 1996:IV-2000:II (PDF)

10 Annual NIPA Revision: Newly Available Tables  (PDF)

18 Updated Summary NIPA Methodologies (PDF)

41 Index to the NIPA Tables (PDF)

63 State Personal Income, Revised Estimates for 1997-99 (PDF)

162 Schedule of BEA News Releases in 2001 (PDF)


D-1 BEA Current and Historical Data

  National Estimates

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)


D-51 Additional Information About the NIPA Estimates

D-53 Suggested Reading


Inside back cover: Getting BEA's Estimates

Back cover: Schedule of Upcoming BEA News Releases




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