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Survey of Current Business

Table of Contents
 January 1994

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Special in this issue

34 Characteristics of Foreign-Owned U.S. Manufacturing Establishments (PDF)

Foreign-owned U.S. manufacturing plants tend to be much larger than their U.S.-owned counterparts, and they tend to have somewhat higher capital intensity, wage rates, and labor productivity. The difference in plant size appears to be due to foreign ownership per se, but the other differences appear to be largely due to the nature of the industries in which foreign investment is concentrated. These conclusions are based on newly available data for 1989Ėthat were derived by linking BEA enterprise-level data on foreign direct investment in the United States with establishment-level data from the Census Bureauís annual survey of manufactures.

Regular features

1 Business Situation (PDF)

U.S. economic activity surged in the fourth quarter of 1993: The 5.9-percent increase in real GDP was double the third-quarter increase. At 2.1 percent, inflation remained moderate.

29 Personal Income by State and Region, Third Quarter 1993 (PDF)

Floods in the Midwest, drought in the Southeast, and declines in Federal farm subsidy payments lowered farm income, as personal income slowed in the third quarter. Still, personal income in 37 States increased faster than prices.

Reports and statistical presentations

8 National Income and Product Accounts (PDF)

8 Selected NIPA Tables

27 NIPA Charts

62 1994 Release Dates for BEA Estimates (PDF)

Departments

C-1 Business Cycle Indicators (PDF)

S-1 Current Business Statistics (PDF)

(See page S-36 for contents and subject index)

Inside back cover: BEA Information (PDF)

(A listing of recent BEA publications available from GPO)

LOOKING AHEAD

Gross Product of U.S. Multinational Companies. An article presenting estimates of gross product of U.S. multinational companies (MNCís) for 1977Ė91 will appear in the February SURVEY; estimates will be provided for both U.S. parent companies and their foreign affiliates. The article will discuss trends in MNC gross product and examine the structure of MNC output.

Userís Guide. An updated "Userís Guide to BEA Information" will appear in the February SURVEY. The guide contains descriptions of BEAís programs, products, and services as well as order information and forms.