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Department of Commerce Collection ePublications covers a range of topics: Economic Analysis, Trade, Technology, Patents and Trademarks, Telecommunications and information, Export-Related Assistance and Market Information. The Organizational and Management Excellence section of the report focuses on overall DOC efforts to achieve our part of the President’s Management Agenda, ensuring that we are a citizen-centered and results-oriented organization.

 
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The Measurement of Depreciation in the U.S. National Income and Pr...

By: Barbara M. Fraumeni

Excerpt: As part of the recent comprehensive revision of the NIPA?s, BEA introduced an improved methodology for calculating depreciation. The improved methodology uses empirical evidence on the prices of used equipment and structures in resale markets, which has shown that depreciation for most types of assets approximates a geometric pattern. Previously, the depreciation estimates were derived using straight-line depreciation and assumed patterns of retirements.

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U.S. International Transactions, Revised Estimates for 198697

By: Christopher L. Bach

Excerpt: As is customary each June, the estimates of U.S. international transactions have been revised to incorporate methodological and statistical revisions. This year, like last year, a number of improvements have been implemented as part of continuing efforts by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to address gaps in coverage of transactions. The gaps and the plans to fill them were outlined by BEA in its Strategic Plan for improving BEA?s economic accounts (see the...

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U.S. Travel and Tourism Satellite Accounts for 1992

By: Sumiye O. Okubo

Excerpt: This article presents prototype travel and tourism satellite accounts (TTSA?s), which are a second set of extensions developed in 1998 to the U.S. input output (IO) accounts. Satellite accounts are rearrangements of information from the national economic accounts and other sources for the purpose of analyzing specific economic activities more completely than is possible within the structure of the basic accounts (see the box ?Satellite Accounts?). The TTSA?s int...

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U.S. International Transactions, Revised Estimates for 198298

By: Christopher L. Bach

Excerpt: As is customary each June, the estimates of U.S. international transactions have been revised to incorporate methodological and statistical revisions. This year, like last year, a number of improvements have been implemented as part of continuing efforts by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to address gaps in coverage of the transactions. In large part, the gaps have arisen because of the dynamic nature of international markets. The major improvements this y...

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Gross State Product by Industry, 199299

By: Richard M. Beemiller

Excerpt: New estimates of gross state product (GSP) for 1999 and revised estimates for 1992?98 were released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) on June 4, 2001. These estimates incorporate the results of the July 2000 revision of the national income and product accounts (NIPA?s) and the most recent revision of State personal income published in the October 2000 Survey Of Current Business, and they are consistent with the estimates of gross domestic product by indus...

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Annual Revision of the National Income and Product Accounts Annual...

By: Brent R. Moulton

Excerpt: IN this issue of the Survey Of Current Business, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) presents revised estimates of the national income and product accounts (NIPA?s) for 1998?2000 and the first quarter of 2001. As is usual in annual NIPA revisions, these estimates incorporate source data that are more complete, more detailed, and otherwise more appropriate than those that were previously incorporated. In addition, several methodological and presentational changes have been made.

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Survey of Current Business August 1991 Gross Domestic Product as a...

By: epartment of Commerce

Excerpt: Beginning with the upcoming comprehensive revision of the national income and product accounts (NIPA?s), BEA will feature gross domestic product (GDP), rather than gross national product (G), as the primary measure of U.S. production. This change in emphasis recognizes that GDP is more appropriate for many purposes for which an aggregate measure of the Nation?s production is used. GNP will remain a key aggregate in the NIPA?s and will continue to be published regularly.

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Fixed Assets and Consumer Durable Goods for 19252000

By: Shelby W. Herman

Excerpt: Fixed Assets and Consumer Durable Goods for 1925?2000...

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Fixed Assets and Consumer Durable Goods for 19252000

By: Shelby W. Herman

Excerpt: This report presents new estimates of net stocks for 2000, revised estimates for 1998?99, and a summary of previously published estimates for 1925?97. These estimates, which cover the net stock of equipment and software and of structures owned by business and government and the net stock of durable goods owned by consumers, incorporate the revised national income and product accounts estimates for 1998?2000. Tables 1?15 present the revised estimates of fixed ass...

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U.S. Travel and Tourism Satellite Accounts for 19982003

By: Peter D. Kuhbach

Excerpt: On September 8, 2004, the revised estimates of the U.S. travel and tourism satellite accounts were released. 1 This release marks a significant improvement to the industry accounts of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The newly released annual estimates from the travel and tourism satellite accounts (TTSAs) for 1998?2002 are consistent with the results of the 2003 comprehensive revision of the national income and product accounts (NIPAs), and they are consi...

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State Personal Income, Revised Estimates for 1998-2000

By: Jeffrey L. Newman

Excerpt: The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recently released revised estimates of State personal income for 1998?2000. These estimates incorporate the annual revision of the national income and product accounts (NIPA?s) that was released on July 31, 2001, and newly available State source data that are more complete, more detailed, and otherwise more appropriate than those that were previously available.

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State Personal Income Second Quarter of 2004 and Revised Estimates...

By: David G. Lenze

Excerpt: For the first time, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has simultaneously released quarterly and annual estimates of state personal income. It has released new estimates for the second quarter of 2004 and revised quarterly and annual estimates for 2001?2003 and for the first quarter of 2004. This article first discusses the new quarterly estimates and then the revised estimates.

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Second Report to the Congressional Textile Caucus on the Administr...

By: epartment of Commerce

Excerpt: Since the publication of its first report in September 2002, the Administration has continued to place a high priority on measures to ensure a level playing field and create a healthy, competitive economic environment for the U.S. textile industry. Some of the highlights of the Administration?s efforts include: Trade Agreements // As part of our commitment to ensuring our industry can take full advantage of the time allowed under the Agreement on Textiles and Cl...

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Sino Kami

By: epartment of Commerce

Excerpt: Sino Kami Kami ang Consumer Product Safety Commission,isang malayang federal reulatory agency na binuo ng Kongreso noong 1972 sa pamamgitan ng Consumer Product Safety Act.

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Reliability and Accuracy of the Quarterly Estimates of Gdp

By: Allan H. Young

Excerpt: This Article examines the record of revisions in the quarterly estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) for 1978?91 in order to gain insights into the reliability and accuracy of the estimates in the national income and product accounts (NIPA?s). This examination is part of a periodic evaluation of the GDP estimates required by the Office of Management and Budget; the first such evaluation was carried out in 1987. Much of that study remains relevant, including ...

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Gross Domestic Product by Industry for 19982000

By: Sherlene K.S. Lum

Excerpt: The Bureau of Economic Analysis has released new estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) by industry for 2000 and revised estimates for 1998?99. The estimates incorporate the results of this year?s annual revision of the national income and product accounts (NIPA?s) and newly available source data. The GDP-by-industry estimates are value-added measures that are based on the NIPA components of gross domestic income (see the box ?Gross Domestic Product by Indust...

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Business Investment by Industry in the U. S. Economy for 1997

By: Douglas S. Meade

Excerpt: On September 30, 2003, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the capital flow table for 1997. This table supplements the 1997 benchmark input- output (I-O) accounts, which were published in the December 2002. The use table from the benchmark I-O accounts shows the materials and services input requirements for each industry. The capital flow table shows the structure of flows of new capital goods and services for each industry.

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Updated Summary Nipa Methodologies

By: epartment of Commerce

Excerpt: The Bureau of Economic Analysis has recently improved its estimates of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP), current-dollar gross domestic income (GDI), and real GDP. These improvements were introduced in the 2003 comprehensive revision of the national income and product accounts (NIPAs) and in the 2004 annual revision of the NIPAs. This report and the accompanying tables provide a quick guide to the sources of data and the methodologies that are now used...

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Annual Input-Output Accounts of the U. S. Economy, 1998

By: Mark A. Planting

Excerpt: This month, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released the 1998 annual input-output (I-O) accounts for the U.S. economy. These accounts are the third in a series of annual I-O accounts that have been prepared to improve the timeliness of the accounts: The lag between the year of measurement and the year of release has been reduced from 5 years to 3 years. The annual I-O accounts show the flow of 97 commodities-goods and services-among 94 industries and to final us...

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Benchmark Input-Output Accounts of the United States, 1997

By: Ann M. Lawson

Excerpt: This article presents the 1997 benchmark input output (I-O) accounts, the latest in a series of accounts that provide the most detailed, integrated information available on the structure of the U.S. economy. The I-O accounts-including the detailed once-every-5-year benchmark accounts and the less detailed annual updates-provide an extensive accounting of the production of goods and services by each industry and commodity, which includes the goods and services pu...

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