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Monthly Overview:National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA) Estimates

Addressing Residual Seasonality

2016 Annual Revision

Background materials

Draft of Updated Table Formats

NIPA 2016 Annual Revision Table Release Plan

When... ...What
June 23 Web release of draft formats for new and modified NIPA tables, including table titles, line stubs, and footnotes, but no estimates.
July 29 At 8:30 A.M., GDP news release for 2016:Q2 (Advance Estimates), Annual Revision: 2013 through First Quarter 2016. Web release of the quarterly "Selected" NIPA tables through BEA's interactive data system.
August 2 At 8:30 A.M., Personal income and outlays news release for June 2016 and Web release of monthly NIPA tables.
By August 5 Web release of "Underlying Detail" tables through BEA's interactive data system.
By August 12 Web release of most NIPA tables not included in the "Selected" NIPA tables through BEA's interactive data system.
Mid-August In the August Survey of Current Business, publication of the article that details the results of the 2016 annual revision of the NIPAs which includes:
    • The seven NIPA summary accounts
    • The table of selected components and major source data
    • The tables of revisions to major aggregates
Sep-Dec Release of NIPA tables 2.9, 3.15-3.23, 5.10, 7.15, and 7.19, and of the fixed assets accounts tables and of the integrated macroeconomic accounts
through BEA's interactive data system.

2015 Annual Revision

Results

Draft of Updated Table Formats

This file provides table stubs (titles, line numbers, labels, footnotes, and start and end dates) for approximately 40 NIPA tables that will change as result of methodology and presentation
changes for the 2015 NIPA annual revision. These table formats are subject to revision up to the July 30 release. The article "Preview of the 2015 Annual Revision of the National Income and Product Accounts,"
in the June 2015 Survey of Current Business, describes the changes to the NIPA tables.

With the 2015 NIPA annual revision, BEA has updated its publication codes to ensure that a NIPA series which appears in multiple tables uses the same publication code throughout all tables. As a result, some NIPA series
codes will change. This file provides a mapping of current codes for NIPA series to the new codes that will be introduced beginning on July 30. The file also provides a list of NIPA tables in which the NIPA series appears.

Draft GDP News Release Table Formats

The table layouts below are for the convenience of users who wish to make advance preparations for downloading estimates from the gross domestic product news release tables soon after they are released.  
The July 30 release will include both the advance estimate of 2015:QII GDP and the annual revision of NIPAs. The table layouts contain no estimates, but they show the format in which the tables will be released
including column headers, stubs, and footnotes. The table headers contain the years and quarters for the estimates that will be presented in each table.

Background Materials

NIPA Estimation Methods

2014 Annual Revision

Results

Background materials

2013 Comprehensive Revision

Results

Additional Information

2012 Annual Revision

2011 Annual Revision

Additional Information

2010 Annual Revision

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2009 Comprehensive Revision

On July 31, 2009, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the results of the comprehensive, or benchmark, revision of the national income and product accounts (NIPAs). 
The comprehensive revision incorporated the results of the 2002 benchmark input-output (I-O) accounts as well as changes in definitions, classifications, statistical methods, source data, and presentation.

Additional Information

NIPA Annual Revisions

Previous Annual Revisions

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2003 Comprehensive Revision

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Concepts and Methods

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Chain-type Measures

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Reliability

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NIPA-related Articles

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NIPA-related Research Papers

Papers

Working Papers

This section provides links to research papers and analytical presentations prepared by BEA staff. The category includes papers that might be developed into formal papers or presentations at later dates. The views expressed in these papers are solely those of the authors and not necessarily those of the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis or the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Disasters

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Environment

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1999 Comprehensive NIPA Revision

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Earlier Comprehensive NIPA Revision Articles

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