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May 2006 - Volume 86 - Number 5

Director's Message

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Taking AccountIcon for P D F document. PDF version ( 34 kb)

GDP and the Economy: Advance Estimates for the First Quarter of 2006

Real GDP increased 4.8 percent after increasing 1.7 percent, reflecting an acceleration in consumer spending, an upturn in Federal Government spending, and accelerations in business investment in equipment and software and in exports.Icon for P D F document. PDF version ( 142 kb)

Note on the Returns for Domestic Nonfinancial Corporations in 1960-2005

The profitability of these corporations continued to increase. The before-tax rate of return on capital increased 10.1 percent in 2005 after increasing 9.2 percent in 2004. The after-tax rate of return on capital increased 7.5 percent after increasing 7.4 percent.Icon for P D F document. PDF version ( 336 kb)

Annual Industry Accounts: Advance Estimates for 2005

U.S. economic growth reflected strong, but slower, growth in both the private services-producing and goods-producing sectors and a slight acceleration in prices.Icon for P D F document. PDF version ( 461 kb)

Errata: State Personal Income for 2003-2005

The estimates of four components of personal income that were published in the April Survey were incorrect.Icon for P D F document. PDF version ( 235 kb)

Local Area Personal Income for 2002-2004

Personal income in all but five metropolitian areas increased in 2004. Per capita personal income in all but seven metropolitan areas increased.Icon for P D F document. PDF version ( 5616 kb)

A Primer: Accessing BEA Direct Investment Data Interactively

BEA's Web site now provides a service that allows users to interactively access detailed time-series data on U.S. Direct Investment Abroad, Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, activity by U.S. multinational companies (MNCs), and activity by U.S. affiliates of foreign MNCs.Icon for P D F document. PDF version ( 465 kb)

Looking Ahead . . .

Travel and Tourism Satellite Accounts: Updated estimates for 2002-2005 will be published in the June Survey.

BEA Current and Historical Data

National Data

International Data

Regional Data

Appendixes

  • Additional information about the NIPA estimatesIcon for P D F document. PDF version (297 kb)
  • Suggested reading | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (127 kb)
 
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