September 2018

Director’s Message

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

GDP and the Economy: Second Estimates for the Second Quarter of 2018

The increase in real GDP reflected positive contributions from consumer spending, nonresidential fixed investment, exports, federal government spending, and state and local government spending.

Government Receipts and Expenditures: Second Quarter of 2018

Net government saving increased was −$1,224.3 billion, down $24.1 billion from the first quarter. Net federal government saving and net state and local government saving decreased.

Improved Estimates of the National Income and Product Accounts: Results of the 2018 Comprehensive Update

A detailed look at the 15th comprehensive update, which was released in July, and the major changes in definitions and statistics as well as other enhancements.

Activities of U.S. Multinational Enterprises in 2016

A look at the preliminary results of the 2016 Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad. Worldwide current-dollar value added by U.S. multinational enterprises decreased 1.5 percent in 2016 to $5.2 trillion.

Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account: Updated Statistics

Updated statistics about the outdoor recreation economy that build on the prototype account released in February.