August 2021

Director’s Message

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

GDP and the Economy: Advance Estimates for the Second Quarter of 2021

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.

The 2021 Annual Update of the National Income and Product Accounts

Details of the annual update, which incorporated newly available and revised source data as well as improved methods.

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Direct Investment by Country and Industry for 2020

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.

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New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States in 2020

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.