September 2019

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 2019

Real GDP increased 2.0 percent in the second quarter of 2019, reflecting positive contributions from consumer spending, federal government spending, and state and local government spending.

Government Receipts and Expenditures: Second Quarter of 2019

Net government saving decreased $18.4 billion to $1,353.1 billion. Net federal government saving decreased, and net state and local government saving increased.

Activities of U.S. Multinational Enterprises in 2017

A look at the results of the 2017 Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad. Worldwide current-dollar value added by U.S. multinational enterprises increased 2.0 percent in 2017 to $5.3 trillion.