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U.S. International Investment Position, Third Quarter 2020

The U.S. net international investment position, the difference between U.S. residents' foreign financial assets and liabilities, was –$13.95 trillion at the end of the third quarter of 2020, according to statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Assets totaled $29.41 trillion and liabilities were $43.36 trillion. At the end of the second quarter, the net investment position was –$13.08 trillion (Table 1). The –$865.6 billion change in the net investment...

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Gross Domestic Product by State, 3rd Quarter 2020

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the third quarter of 2020, as real GDP for the nation increased at an annual rate of 33.4 percent, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The percent change in real GDP in the third quarter ranged from 52.2 percent in Nevada to 19.2 percent in the District of Columbia (table 1). Healthcare and social assistance; durable goods manufacturing; and...

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Personal Income and Outlays, November 2020

Personal income decreased $221.8 billion (1.1 percent) in November according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (tables 3 and 5). Disposable personal income (DPI) decreased $218.0 billion (1.2 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) decreased $63.3 billion (0.4 percent). Real DPI decreased 1.3 percent in November and Real PCE decreased 0.4 percent (tables 5 and 7). The PCE price index had no change. Excluding food and energy, the PCE price index had...

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Gross Domestic Product, Gross Domestic Product (Third Estimate), Corporate Profits (Revised), and GDP by Industry, Third Quarter 2020

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 33.4 percent in the third quarter of 2020 (table 1), according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP decreased 31.4 percent. The “third” estimate of GDP released today is based on more complete source data than were available for the "second" estimate issued last month. In the second estimate, the increase in real GDP was 33.1 percent. The upward revision primarily...

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U.S. International Transactions, 3rd Quarter 2020

Current Account Balance, Third Quarter The U.S. current account deficit, which reflects the combined balances on trade in goods and services and income flows between U.S. residents and residents of other countries, widened by $17.2 billion, or 10.6 percent, to $178.5 billion in the third quarter of 2020, according to statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The revised second quarter deficit was $161.4 billion. The third quarter deficit was 3.4 percent of current dollar...

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Real Personal Income by State and Metropolitan Area, 2019

Real state personal income grew 2.4 percent in 2019 after increasing 3.1 percent in 2018, according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Real state personal income is a state's current-dollar personal income adjusted by the state's regional price parity and the national personal consumption expenditures price index. The percent change in real state personal income ranged from 4.1 percent in Maine to 0.7 percent in Hawaii, Wyoming, and Rhode Island (table 1)....

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Gross Domestic Product for American Samoa, 2019

Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is releasing estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) for American Samoa for 2019, in addition to estimates of GDP by industry and compensation by industry for 2018.1 These estimates were developed under the Statistical Improvement Program funded by the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Gross Domestic Product for 2019 The estimates of GDP for American Samoa show that real GDP—GDP adjusted to remove price...

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Gross Domestic Product by County, 2019

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 2,484 counties, decreased in 612 counties, and was unchanged in 17 counties in 2019, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The percent change in real GDP ranged from 62.5 percent in Greensville + Emporia, VA, to –34.2 percent in Jackson County, WV (table 1).1 GDP is the value of goods and services produced within a county. The size of a county's economy as measured by GDP varies considerably...

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U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, October 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that the goods and services deficit was $63.1 billion in October, up $1.0 billion from $62.1 billion in September, revised. U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services Deficit Deficit: $63.1 Billion +1.7%° Exports: $182.0 Billion +2.2%° Imports: $245.1 Billion +2.1%° Next release: January 7, 2021 (°) Statistical significance...

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Personal Income and Outlays, October 2020

Personal income decreased $130.1 billion (0.7 percent) in October according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (tables 3 and 5). Disposable personal income (DPI) decreased $134.8 billion (0.8 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $70.9 billion (0.5 percent). Real DPI decreased 0.8 percent in October and Real PCE increased 0.5 percent (tables 5 and 7). The PCE price index was unchanged from September. The PCE price index excluding food and...

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