December 2019

Director’s Message

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

GDP and the Economy: Second Estimates for the Third Quarter of 2019

Real GDP increased 2.1 percent in the third quarter of 2019, reflecting positive contributions from consumer spending, federal government spending, residential investment, private inventory investment, exports, and state and local government spending.

Government Receipts and Expenditures: Third Quarter of 2019

Net government saving decreased $65.5 billion to −$1,438.5 billion. Net federal government saving decreased $27.1 billion to −$1,215.1 billion. Net state and local government saving decreased $38.4 billion to −$223.4 billion.

A Profile of U.S. Exporters and Importers of Services, 2017

An updated view of characteristics of firms that trade services based on updated data that combines information on international trade in services and the activities of multinational enterprises.

Visual Essay

Activities of U.S. Affiliates of Foreign Multinational Enterprises in 2017

Statistics on value added and employment and expenditures on property, plant, and equipment and research and development.

Measuring the Value of the U.S. Space Economy

The development of a new Space Economy Satellite Account, with special emphasis on the growing commercial space segment.

Benchmark Update of the Regional Input-Output Modeling System

Includes 2012 supply-use data, 2017 regional data, 2011–2015 commuting patterns, and 2017 personal spending rates.

Subject Guide

A list of the articles in the Survey of Current Business in 2019.

BEA 2020 News Release Schedule

A list of BEA news releases scheduled for 2020.