A message from Mary Bohman, Acting Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis. [PDF]
Real GDP increased 6.5 percent in the second quarter of 2021, reflecting positive contributions from consumer spending, nonresidential fixed investment, exports, and state and local government spending.
Details of the annual update, which incorporated newly available and revised source data as well as improved methods.
Growth in the outward investment position increased $244.9 billion to $6.15 trillion, up 4.1 percent from 2019. The inward investment position increased $187.2 billion to $4.63 trillion, up 4.2 percent from 2019.
Spending by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses totaled $120.7 billion, down 45.4 percent from 2019. Employment at these businesses was 197,500 workers.