Category Archives: Money

Government information on the economy, federal reserve, consumer information, and the U.S. Mint.

First Spouse Medals Program

The United States Mint honors the nation’s first spouses through the First Spouse Gold Coins Program, which began in 2007. As authorized by the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-145), bronze medal duplicates of the coins are…

Gross Domestic Product by Industry, 1st quarter 2017

Real estate and rental and leasing; mining; and durable goods manufacturing were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of 2017. According to gross domestic product (GDP) by industry statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, 13 of 22 industry groups contributed to the overall 1.4 percent increase in real GDP in the first quarter. Full Text

New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, 2014-2016

Expenditures by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses totaled $373.4 billion in 2016. Spending was down 15 percent from $439.6 billion in 2015, but was above the annual average of $350.0 billion for 2014-2015, and was well above the annual average of $226.0 billion for 2006-2008. As in previous years, expenditures to acquire existing businesses accounted for a large majority of the total. Full Text

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, May 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $46.5 billion in May, down $1.1 billion from $47.6 billion in April, revised. May exports were $192.0 billion, $0.9 billion more than April exports. May imports were $238.5 billion, $0.2 billion less than April imports. Full Text