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Table 10.—Revision Sequence for U.S.-MNC Data Sets

Estimate Usual release date
Balance of payments data:
Quarterly releases:
Preliminary estimate 10 weeks after end of quarter/1/
First revision 22 weeks after end of quarter/1/
Annual releases/2/:
Preliminary estimate 10 weeks after end of year/1/
First revision 6 months after end of year
Second revision 1 1/2 years after end of year
Third revision 2 1/2 years after end of year
Benchmark revision Approximately 3 1/2 years after end of benchmark survey year
Financial and operating data:
Preliminary estimate 1 1/2 years after end of year/3/
Final estimate 2 1/2 years after end of year/3/
  1. This is a press release date. The data are subsequently published in the SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS; see table 11 for details.
  2. In annual and benchmark revisions, all quarters for the year are revised.
  3. In benchmark survey years and immediately following years, data are generally released 1 to 4 months later.