October 2006 - Volume 86 - Number 10
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GDP and the Economy: Final Estimates for the Second Quarter of 2006
Real GDP increased 2.6 percent after increasing 5.6 percent. The deceleration reflected downturns in consumer spending for durable goods, in business investment in equipment and software, and in Federal Government spending and a deceleration in residential investment. | PDF version (205
Newly Available NIPA Tables
Government current and capital expenditures by function, the relationship between NIPA Federal Government spending and Federal budget receipts and outlays and between NIPA state and local government spending and Census Bureau data, and seasonally unadjusted estimates. | PDF version (439
Real Inventories, Sales, and Inventory-Sales Ratios for Manufacturing and Trade for the Fourth Quarter of 2002 to the Second Quarter of 2006
The estimates, including the estimates of inventories for manufacturing by stage of fabrication, have been updated to incorporate the results of the annual NIPA revision. | PDF version (963 kb)
U.S. International Services: Cross-Border Trade in 2005 and Sales Through Affiliates in 2004
U.S. exports of services increased to $360.5 billion, and U.S. imports increased to $280.6 billion. Sales of services abroad by foreign affiliates of U.S. companies increased to $489.6 billion, and U.S. sales by U.S. affiliates of foreign companies increased to $382.8 billion: PDF version (2383
- The 2004 Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad and the Treatment of Nonbank Units of U.S. Banks: PDF version (2383
- New Measures of Insurance, Trade Services, and Financial Services Sold Through Affiliates: PDF version (2383
U.S. International Transactions: Second Quarter of 2006
The U.S. current-account deficit increased $5.2 billion to $218.4 billion, mainly reflecting increases in the deficits on goods and on income. Net unilateral current transfers to foreigners increased. In the financial account, net financial flows decreased $17.5 billion to $154.1 billion: PDF version (422
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State Personal Income: Second Quarter of 2006 and Revised Estimates for 2003-2005 and the First Quarter of 2006
Personal income growth for the Nation, slowed, increasing 1.7 percent after increasing 2.2 percent in the first quarter of 2006. Growth in all regions except the Great Lakes region slowed: PDF version (839 kb) | PDF tables (2003
- Improved Preliminary State Estimates of Quarterly Wage and Salary Disbursements: PDF version (839
- Personal Income in the NIPAs and State Personal Income: PDF version (839
Looking Ahead . . .
U.S. Direct Investment Abroad. Preliminary results from the 2004 benchmark survey that update, and provide additional data for, the annual series on the operations of U.S. multinational companies will be published in the November SURVEY.
An R&D Satellite Account. BEA’s new research and development account estimates R&D activity and its impact on the economy. An article in the November SURVEY will introduce the account.
BEA Current and Historical Data