Category Archives: Money

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U.S. International Transactions, 2nd quarter, 2017

The U.S. current-account deficit increased to $123.1 billion (preliminary) in the second quarter of 2017 from $113.5 billion (revised) in the first quarter of 2017, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The deficit increased to 2.6 percent of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) from 2.4 percent in the first quarter. Full Text

Travel and Tourism Satellite Accounts, 2nd quarter 2017

Real spending (output) on travel and tourism accelerated in the second quarter of 2017, growing at an annual rate of 4.9 percent after increasing 4.4 percent (revised) in the first quarter, according to new statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Real gross domestic product (GDP) for the nation also accelerated, increasing 3.0 percent in the second quarter (second estimate) after increasing 1.2 percent in the first quarter of 2017. Full Text

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, July 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 $43.7 billion in July, up $0.1 billion from $43.5 billion in June, revised. July exports were $194.4 billion, $0.6 billion less than June exports. July imports were $238.1 billion, $0.4 billion less than June imports. Full Text