February 2018

Director’s Message

A message from Brian C. Moyer, Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

GDP and the Economy: Advance Estimates for the Fourth Quarter of 2017

Real GDP increased 2.6 percent, reflecting positive contributions from consumer spending, nonresidential fixed investment, exports, residential fixed investment, state and local government spending, and federal government spending.

Territorial Economic Accounts: New Estimates of GDP for 2016 and New Estimates of GDP by Industry and Compensation by Industry for 2015

New and updated estimates for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Understanding Asymmetries Between BEA’s and Partner Countries’ Trade Statistics

A look at the differences in definitions and methodologies that contribute to the asymmetry in trade in services data produced by the United States and the United Kingdom.