Survey of Current Business

Survey of Current Business
Chronicling 100 Years of the U.S. Economy

August 2022
Volume 102, Number 8

Photo of Mary Bohman

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Director’s Message


In this month’s issue of the Survey of Current Business, we present two Visual Essays covering international statistics. One highlights recent trends in inward and outward direct investment statistics that include data by country and by industry. The second piece discusses new foreign direct investment in the United States in 2021, detailing spending to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses. It also looks at employment statistics for these businesses.

This month’s “GDP and the Economy” article discusses the details of the advance estimate of gross domestic product for the second quarter of 2022.