December 2020

Director’s Message

A message from Mary Bohman, Acting Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

GDP and the Economy: Second Estimates for the Third Quarter of 2020

Real GDP increased 33.1 percent in the third quarter of 2020, reflecting positive contributions from consumer spending, inventory investment, exports, nonresidential fixed investment, and residential fixed investment.

Government Receipts and Expenditures: Third Quarter of 2020

Net government saving increased $1,523.5 billion to −$3,644.5 billion. Net federal government saving increased $2,123.7 billion to −$3,514.6 billion. Net state and local government saving decreased $600.2 billion to −$129.9 billion.

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Activities of U.S. Affiliates of Foreign Multinational Enterprises in 2018

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

Preliminary Estimates of the U.S. Space Economy, 2012–2018

Preliminary estimates of the U.S. space economy's gross domestic product, gross output, employment, and compensation by industry.

U.S. Travel and Tourism Satellite Account for 2015–2019

In 2019, the travel and tourism industry, as measured by the real output of goods and services sold directly to visitors, decelerated to 1.5 percent growth after increasing 4.1 percent in 2018.

2020 Subject Guide

A list of the articles in the Survey of Current Business in 2020.

BEA 2021 News Release Schedule

A list of BEA news releases scheduled for 2021.