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Survey of Current Business

Table of Contents
January 1999

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Regular features

1 Business Situation (PDF)

Real GDP increased 3.7 percent in the third quarter of 1998, according to the ``final'' NIPA estimate; the ``preliminary'' estimate issued last month had shown a 3.9-percent increase. A downward revision to net exports more than offset an upward revision to business fixed investment. Corporate profits increased $6.4 billion (0.8 percent at a quarterly rate) in the third quarter, as an increase in profits of domestic nonfinancial corporations more than offset a decrease in profits from the rest of the world.

12 U.S. International Transactions, Third Quarter 1998 (PDF)

The U.S. current-account deficit increased $4.6 billion, to $61.3 billion, in the third quarter of 1998. The increase was accounted for by an increase in the deficit on investment income, a decrease in the surplus on services, and an increase in net unilateral transfers. In the capital account, capital outflows decreased more than capital inflows. U.S. assets abroad increased $48.1 billion after increasing $109.8 billion, and foreign assets in the United States increased $112.9 billion after increasing $164.9 billion.

Reports and statistical presentations

6 Real Inventories, Sales, and Inventory-Sales Ratios
for Manufacturing and Trade (PDF)

8 Robert Eisner's Contributions to Economic Measurement (PDF)

11 Announcement of Availability of Local Area Estimates (PDF)

42 1999 Release Dates for BEA Estimates (PDF)

D--1 BEA Current and Historical Data

National Data:

D--2 Selected NIPA Tables (PDF)

D--27 Other NIPA and NIPA-Related Tables (PDF)

D--36 Historical Tables (PDF)

D--41 Domestic Perspectives (PDF)

D--43 Charts (PDF)

International Data:

D--51 Transactions Tables (PDF)

D--57 Investment Tables (PDF)

D--62 International Perspectives (PDF)

D--64 Charts (PDF)

Regional Data:

D--65 State and Regional Tables (PDF)

D--69 Local Area Table (PDF)

D--71 Charts (PDF)

Appendixes: (PDF)

D--73 Appendix A: Additional Information About BEA's NIPA Estimates

D--75 Appendix B: Suggested Reading

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