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October 2005 - Volume 85 - Number 10

Director's Message | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (265 kb)

Taking Account | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (137 kb)

Business Situation: Final Estimates for the Second Quarter of 2005

Real GDP increased 3.3 percent after increasing 3.8 percent in the first quarter, primarily reflecting a downturn in private inventory investment. Corporate profits increased $59.3 billion after increasing $68.7 billion. | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (145 kb)

Receipts and Expenditures of State Governments and of Local Governments

Net saving of state governments and net saving of local governments increased in 2003 and 2004 after decreasing in 2001 and 2002, according to the estimates that incorporate the results of the most recent comprehensive NIPA revision. | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (361 kb)

Newly Available NIPA Tables

BEA releases the estimates of government consumption expenditures and gross investment by function from the annual NIPA revision. | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (217 kb)

Real Inventories, Sales, and Inventory-Sales Ratios for Manufacturing and Trade, 2001:IV-2005:II

The estimates have been updated, including the estimates of inventories for manufacturing by stage of fabrication. | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (161 kb)

U.S. International Services: Cross-Border Trade in 2004 and Sales Through Affiliates in 2003

U.S. exports of services increased 11 percent to $323.4 billion, and U.S. imports increased 15 percent to $258.1 billion. Sales of services abroad by foreign affiliates of U.S. companies increased 13 percent to $477.5 billion, and U.S. sales by U.S. affiliates of foreign companies increased 4 percent to $381.4 billion. | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (845 kb)

U.S. International Transactions: Second Quarter of 2005

The U.S. current-account deficit decreased $3.0 billion, to $195.7 billion, reflecting a decrease in net outflows for unilateral current transfers and a slight increase in the surplus on services. In the financial account, net recorded financial inflows decreased $19.7 billion, to $142. 3 billion. | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (813 kb)

  • The Effect of the Job Creation Act of 2004 on U.S. International Transactions | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (845 kb)

State Personal Income: Second Quarter of 2005 and Revised Estimates for 2002-2005:I

Personal income growth for the Nation picked up, increasing 1.5 percent after increasing 0.6 percent in the first quarter of 2005. | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (994 kb)

  • New Treatment of State Estimates of Military Compensation | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (845 kb)
Schedule of BEA News Releases in 2006  | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (83 kb)

Looking Ahead

Annual Industry Accounts. Revised estimates for 2002-2004 are scheduled for an upcoming issue of the 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 (226 kb)
  • Suggested reading | Icon for P D F document. PDF version (126 kb)