Survey of Current Business

Chronicling 100 Years of the U.S. Economy

May 2020
Volume 100, Number 5

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For information about Acting Director Mary Bohman and the Bureau, visit the BEA Leadership page.

Director’s Message


The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is providing users with information about the COVID-19 pandemic and federal stimulus programs as related to BEA economic data. Details can be found at “Federal Recovery Programs and BEA Statistics” on the BEA website.

In the Survey of Current Business this month, we present our “GDP and the Economy” article that discusses the advance estimate of gross domestic product for the first quarter of 2020. We also provide a preview of the 2020 annual update of the National Income and Product Accounts.