May 2018

Director’s Message

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

GDP and the Economy: Advance Estimates for the First Quarter of 2018

Real GDP increased 2.3 percent, reflecting positive contributions from business investment, consumer spending, exports, private inventory investment, federal government spending, and state and local government spending.

Preview of the 2018 Annual Update of the International Economic Accounts

A look at upcoming changes to the international transactions accounts and to the international investment position accounts.