The New Economics Data

The United States Bureau of Economic Analysis provides the following data and reports.


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State personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased 3.9 percent in 2019, a deceleration from the 4.9 percent increase in 2018. The percent change in PCE across all states ranged from 5.7 percent in Utah to 1.8 percent in Vermont. Full Text
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that the goods and services deficit was $67.1 billion in August, up $3.7 billion from $63.4 billion in July, revised. August exports were $171.9 billion, $3.6 billion more than July exports. August imports were $239.0 billion, $7.4 billion more than July imports. Full Text
Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the second quarter of 2020, as real GDP for the nation decreased at an annual rate of 31.4 percent. The percent change in real GDP in the second quarter ranged from -20.4 percent in the District of Columbia to -42.2 percent in Hawaii and Nevada. Full Text
Personal income decreased 2.7 percent while consumer spending increased 1.0 percent in August, according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Full Text
Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of 31.4 percent in the second quarter of 2020, according to the “third” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The change was 0.3 percentage point higher than the “second” estimate released in August. In the first quarter of 2020, real GDP decreased 5.0 percent.Corporate profits decreased 10.3 percent at a quarterly rate in the second quarter after decreasing 12.0 percent in the first quarter. Corporate profits decreased 19.3 percent in the second quarter from one year ago. Today’s release includes estimates of GDP by industry, or value added-a measure of an industry’s contribution to GDP. Private goods-producing industries decreased 34.4 percent, private services producing industries decreased 33.1 percent, and government decreased 16.6 percent. Overall, 20 of 22 industry groups contributed to the second-quarter decline in real GDP. Full Text
The U.S. net international investment position, the difference between U.S. residents’ foreign financial assets and liabilities, was -$13.05 trillion at the end of the second quarter of 2020, according to statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Assets totaled $28.87 trillion and liabilities were $41.92 trillion. At the end of the first quarter, the net investment position was -$12.16 trillion. Full Text
Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released prototype annual estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) for Puerto Rico for 2012 to 2018. This release represents another major step by the Bureau to develop comprehensive economic accounts for Puerto Rico that are consistent with international guidelines and that are directly comparable to data for other states and countries. The prototype estimates showed that the Puerto Rico economy, as measured by inflation-adjusted (or “real”) GDP, expanded from 2012 to 2014, before turning down in 2015 and continuing to decrease through 2018. Exports of goods and services was a key contributor to changes in real GDP over this period. Full Text
State personal income increased 34.2 percent at an annual rate in the second quarter of 2020, an acceleration from the 4.1 percent increases in the first quarter. Personal income increased in every state and the District of Columbia ranging from 15.3 percent in the District of Columbia to 76.3 percent in Massachusetts. Full Text
The U.S. current account deficit widened by $59.0 billion, or 52.9 percent, to $170.5 billion in the second quarter of 2020, according to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The revised first quarter deficit was $111.5 billion. The second quarter deficit was 3.5 percent of current dollar gross domestic product, up from 2.1 percent in the first quarter. Full Text
Worldwide employment by U.S. multinational enterprises (MNEs) increased 1.4 percent to 43.0 million workers in 2018 from 42.4 million in 2017, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis on the operations and finances of U.S. parent companies and their foreign affiliates. Full Text