GDP and the Economy: Advance Estimates for the Fourth Quarter of 2006 and for 2006
Real GDP increased 3.4 percent after increasing 2.0 percent, reflecting a downturn in imports and accelerations in consumer spending for nondurable goods, in exports, and in Federal, state, and local government spending. In 2006, real GDP increased 3.4 percent after increasing 3.2 percent.
Integrated Macroeconomic Accounts for the United States
BEA and the Federal Reserve Board have developed integrated accounts that relate U.S. economic activity to changes in net worth for the major sectors of the U.S. economy.
U.S. National Income and Product Statistics: Born of the Great Depression and World War II
The initial national income and product accounts were created in the wake of two crises: The Great Depression and World War II. The story of the early accounts illustrates the scholarly debates that gave way to the compromises required to produce these accounts when they were most needed.
Upcoming in the Survey...
R&D by U.S. Multinational Companies. Preliminary results of the R&D activities of these companies from the benchmark survey of U.S. direct investment abroad will be published in the March Survey.
Internal Markets of Multinational Firms. A Research Spotlight exploring the use and growing significance of internal market operations will be featured in the March Survey.