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Survey of Current Business

Table of Contents
 August 1997

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Special in this issue

6 Annual Revision of the National Income and Product Accounts: Annual Estimates, 1993–96, and Quarterly Estimates, 1993:I-1997:I (PDF)

The revised NIPA estimates show about the same picture of overall U.S. economic activity as was shown by the previously published estimates. Over the period covered by the revisions, the growth rate of real GDP was revised up 0.1 percentage point to 2.8 percent, and the increase in the price of gross domestic purchases was unrevised at 2.3 percent. In addition to the incorporation of regular source data, this annual revision incorporates several methodological changes, including the changes in methodology that were introduced in the recent annual revision of the balance of payments accounts and a change in the weights used to compute real output and prices for recent periods.

Regular features

1 Business Situation (PDF)

Real GDP increased 2.2 percent in the second quarter of 1997 after increasing 4.9 percent in the first quarter; the deceleration was more than accounted for by slowdowns in personal consumption expenditures and inventory investment. The price index for gross domestic purchases increased 0.6 percent in the second quarter after increasing 1.9 percent in the first; the deceleration largely reflected a sharp downturn in energy prices.

168 Personal Income by State and Region, First Quarter 1997 (PDF)

Personal income in the Nation increased 1.7 percent in the first quarter of 1997—the largest quarterly increase since the first quarter of 1995—after increasing 1.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 1996. In all States except Delaware, the increases in personal income exceeded the 0.6-percent increase in the prices paid by U.S. consumers. Utah, Nevada, Oregon, and Kentucky had the fastest growth in personal income in the first quarter.

Reports and statistical presentations

36 National Income and Product Accounts Tables (PDF)

148 Summary National Income and Product Series, 1929–96 (PDF)

D–1 BEA Current and Historical Data

National Data:

D--2 Selected NIPA Tables (PDF)
D--3 Domestic Perspectives (PDF)
D--5 Charts (PDF)

International Data:

D–7 Summary U.S. international transactions (PDF)
D–13 Investment tables (PDF)
D–18 International perspectives (PDF)
D–20 Charts (PDF)

Regional Data:

D--21 State and regional tables (PDF)

D--25 Local area table (PDF)

D--27 Charts (PDF)


D--29 Appendix A: Additional information about BEA’s NIPA estimates (PDF)
D--31 Appendix B: Suggested reading (PDF)

Inside back cover: BEA Information (PDF)

(A listing of recent BEA publications available from the Government Printing Office)

Back Cover:  Schedule of Upcoming BEA News Releases (PDF)




Comprehensive Revision of Local Area Personal Income. An article presenting the results of a comprehensive revision of the estimates of county and metropolitan area personal income for 1969–95 will appear in the September SURVEY. The revision will incorporate the recent comprehensive revisions of the NIPA’s and of State personal income, as well as several improvements in the methodology for the estimates of county personal income.