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Guidelines for Citing BEA Information | ID: 37 | Created: Nov-16-2005
The estimates presented in the NIPA Table 2.4.5U are the most detailed time-series estimates available for personal consumption expenditures (PCE). For benchmark years (years ending in 2 and 7), however, more detailed estimates are available from BEA’s Input-Output (I-O) accounts. The I-O accounts are used to “benchmark” the time-series estimates of PCE and present more detailed estimates of the products that make up each PCE category. A table showing the I-O commodity composition of the products in the PCE products for 2002, the most recent benchmark year, is available here.
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