August 2022

Director’s Message

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

GDP and the Economy: Advance Estimates for the Second Quarter of 2022

Real GDP decreased 0.9 percent in the second quarter of 2022, reflecting decreases in private inventory investment, residential fixed investment, federal government spending, state and local government spending, and nonresidential fixed investment, while imports, which are a subtraction in the calculation of GDP, increased.

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Direct Investment by Country and Industry for 2021

Growth in the outward investment position increased $403.3 billion to $6.49 trillion, up 6.6 percent from 2020. The inward investment position increased $506.1 billion to $4.98 trillion, up 11.3 percent from 2020.

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New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States in 2021

Spending by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses totaled $333.6 billion, up $192.2 billion from 2020. Employment at these businesses was 236,900 workers.