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Finding Economic Data & Statistics

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Logo of the Bureau of Economic AnalysisPart of the Department of Commerce, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is charged with "promot[ing] a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner" (citation).

The BEA tracks major national economic indicators, state and regional economic indicators, indicators by industry, and foreign trade and investment numbers.

Major data collection areas include:
  • Gross domestic product (GDP) 
  • Consumer spending 
  • Income & saving 
  • Industry data 
  • International trade & investment 
  • Prices & inflation 
  • Investment in fixed assets 
  • Employment 
  • Government spending & assets

A few important BEA tools and data services are described on this page.

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BEA Data by Topic

For a full list of all of BEA programs.

Economy at a Glance

This page has the current releases of all of the BEA's major economic indicators in one place.

Find these indicators:
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • Personal Income and Outlays
  • GDP by Industry
  • U.S. International Transactions
  • U.S. Net International Investment Position
  • U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services
  • New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States
  • GDP by State
  • GDP by Metropolitan Area
  • State Quarterly Personal Income
  • Local Area Personal Income
  • Real Personal Income for States and Metropolitan Areas
  • Personal Consumption Expenditures by State

Most indicators are updated either monthly or quarterly.  Each indicator will have a link to the full news release, which will have a "Related Materials" section with the full tables. 

Regional Fact Sheets

The BEA Regional Fact Sheets (BEARFACTS) lets you compare the economy of states, counties, and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) to that of the United States as a whole. Use the More Detail tab(s) for complete data tables. 

  • State BEARFACTS: compares the state's GDP, GDP by industry,  personal income, and per capital personal income to the nation.
  • County BEARFACTS: compares county personal income and per capita personal income to its state and to the nation.
  • MSA BEARFACTS: compares metropolitan personal income and per capita personal income to the nation.

Industry Fact Sheets

The BEA Industry Fact Sheets look at a sector of the U.S. economy's gross output and value added by quarter. Use the Data Table tab for links to full data tables.