The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) began publishing the Survey of Current Business in an online only format in February 2014 in response to declining usage of the printed version and budgetary pressures.
Going forward, BEA intends to make further changes to the online Survey. In August, BEA intends to stop publishing PDF versions of the charts and tables that typically appear in the “Charts, Tables and More” section.
Rest assured, these data remain available through BEA’s interactive data system, which allows users to customize and download the data in a variety of ways. In addition, BEA provides economic series as originally released in an online archive.
If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to:
Editor in Chief, Survey of Current Business
Bureau of Economic Analysis
GDP and the Economy: Advance Estimates for the Third Quarter of 2008
Real GDP decreased 0.3 percent after increasing 2.8 percent in the second quarter. Prices paid by U.S. residents increased 4.8 percent after increasing 4.2 percent, reflecting accelerating food prices.
Newly Available NIPA Tables
From the annual NIPA revision: statistics on personal income by households and nonprofit institutions serving households and a comparison of BEA and IRS statistics on nonprofits.
Updated Summary of NIPA Methodologies
The source data and methods used to prepare current-dollar and real estimates of GDP and current-dollar estimates of gross domestic income have been updated as part of the annual NIPA revision.
U.S. Multinational Companies: Operations in 2006
The value added of U.S. multinational companies increased 8.4 percent. The value added of U.S. parents increased 8.1 percent, and the value of their foreign affiliates increased 9.2 percent.
Reconciliation of the United States–Canadian Current Account, 2006 and 2007
Each year, the bilateral current-account estimates of the United States and Canada are reconciled to show how the estimates would appear if both countries used the same definitions, methodologies, and data sources.
Regional Price Parities: Comparing Price Level Differences Across Geographic Areas
A look at BEA’s research into regional price parities, which show price level differences across various regions in the United States. These parities are used to adjust regional personal income and GDP measures for 2005 and 2006.
Upcoming in the Survey...
Annual Industry Accounts. Revised statistics for 2005-2007.