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Survey of Current Business

Table of Contents
 December 1997

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Special in this issue

11 Preview of Revised NIPA Estimates for 1992 From the 1992 IO Accounts (PDF)

The recently released 1992 benchmark input-output accounts provide "preliminary revised" estimates that preview the impact of incorporating these accounts in the next comprehensive revision of the NIPAs; however, these estimates do not reflect the definitional and other statistical changes that will also be incorporated as part of that revision. The revised estimate of GDP for 1992 is $10.5 billion lower, or 0.2 percent lower, than the presently published estimate; the revised estimate of gross domestic income is $11.5 billion lower, or 0.2 percent lower, than the presently published estimate.

22 Benchmark Input Output Accounts for the U.S. Economy, 1992: Requirements Tables (PDF)

The 1992 benchmark input-output (I-O) accounts present a detailed picture of how industries provide input to and take output from each other. The requirements tables in these accounts can be used to quantify the inputs that are needed by an industry to produce a dollar of output, and they can be used to trace the effects of a dollar change in the final use of a specified commodity. For example, the requirements tables can be used to analyze the relative effects of a change in the composition of personal consumption expenditures that results from a change in consumer tastes.

Regular features

1 Business Situation (PDF)

Real GDP increased 3.3 percent in the third quarter of 1997, the same pace as in the second quarter; consumer spending and business fixed investment contributed the most to the third-quarter increase in GDP. The price index for gross domestic purchases increased 1.3 percent after increasing 0.8 percent. Corporate profits increased $21.1 billion in the third quarter after increasing $15.5 billion in the second. In the third quarter, the Federal Government current deficit decreased $24.3 billion, to $12.5 billion, the smallest deficit since the second quarter of 1979; the State and local government current surplus increased $6.4 billion, to $111.3 billion.

17 Federal Personal Income Tax Liabilities and Payments, 199295 (PDF)

According to newly available BEA estimates of Federal personal income tax liabilities, liabilities exceeded payments by $5.5 billion in 1995, whereas payments exceeded liabilities by $4.9 billion in 1994. These estimates incorporate the results of the annual NIPA revision released in July and newly available tax return data from the Internal Revenue Service.

Reports and statistical presentations

48 Subject Guide, Volume 77 (1997) (PDF)

50 1998 Release Dates for BEA Estimates (PDF)

D1 BEA Current and Historical Data

National Data:

D--2 Selected NIPA Tables (PDF)
D27 Other NIPA and NIPA Related Tables (PDF)
D36 Historical Tables (PDF)

D--41 Domestic Perspectives (PDF)

D--43 Charts (PDF)

International Data:

D51 Transactions Tables (PDF)
D57 Investment tables (PDF)
D62 International perspectives (PDF)
D64 Charts (PDF)

Regional Data:

D--65 State and regional tables (PDF)

D--69 Local area table (PDF)

D--71 Charts (PDF)


D--73 Appendix A: Additional information about BEAs NIPA estimates (PDF)
D--75 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)