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BUSINESS STATISTICS

THE DATA here are a continuation of the statistics published in the 1947 Statistical Supplement to the SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS.
That volume contains monthly data for the years 1941 to 1946, and monthly averages for earlier years back to 1935 insofar as available; it also
provides a description of each series and references to sources of monthly figures prior to 1941. Series added or revised since publication of the
1947 Supplement are indicated by an asterisk (*) and a dagger (f), respectively, the accompanying footnote indicating where historical data and
a descriptive note may be found. The terms "unadjusted" and "adjusted" used to designate index numbers refer to adjustment of monthly
figures for seasonal variation.
Data subsequent to August for selected series will be found in the Weekly Supplement to the Survey.
Unless otherwise stated, statistics through
1946 and descriptive notes may be found in
the 1947 Supplement to the Survey

1948

1947

August

September

October

November

December

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

GENERAL BUSINESS INDICATORS
NATIONAL INCOME AND PRODUCTf
Seasonally adjusted quarterly totals at annual rates:
National income, total
bil. of dol
Compensation of employees, total
do
Waces and salaries, total
do
Private
do
Military
do
Government civilian
do
Supplements to wages and salaries
do
Proprietors' and rental income, total
do
Business and professional
_
do
Farm
do
Rental income o f persons
_ _ _ _ _ do _
Corporate profits and inventory valuation adjustment total
bil. of dol
Corporate profits before tax, total
do
Corporate profits tax liability
do
Corporate profits after tax
do
Inventorv valuation adjustment
do
Net interest
do

200.6
127.6
122.5
105 3
3.7
13. 5
5.1
44.4
23.0
14.3
7.1

212.8
132.2
127. 1
109 5
3.6
14.0
5.0
48.6
24.7
16.5
7.4

215.1
133 7
128.8
111 1
3.5
14 2
4.9
50 6
25.0
18.0
7.5

221.4
133.9
129. 1
111 0
3.6
14 5
4.9
51.9
25.4
18.9
7.6

24.3
29.1
11.4
17.7
-4.8
4.4

27.5
32.4
12.7
19.7
-4.9
4.5

26 2
31.4
12.2
19.2
—5.3
4.6

30.9
33.4
13.0
20.4
-2.5
4.7

Gross national product total
do
Personal consumption expenditures total do
Durable goods
do
Nondurable goods
do
Services
do
Gross private domestic investment
do
New construction
do
Producers' durable equipment
do
Change in business inventories
do
Net foreign investment
do
Government purchases of goods and services,
total
bil of dol
Federal (les^ Government sales)
do
State and local
do

227.9
165 6
21. 1
96.8
47.7
25 6
11.6
17.6
-3.5
8.4

243.8
171 1
22.1
100.2
48.8
35.4
14.0
18.9
2.5
8.2

243 8
172 0
21 4
101.0
49 6
38.5
14.3
19 6
4.6
39

248.2
175 1
22.3
102.4
50.4
37 2
14.3
20 6
2.3
3.9

28.3
15.7
12.6

29.0
15.5
13.5

29 4
16.0
13.4

32.1
17.9
14.2

Personal income total
Less* Personal tax and nontax pavments
Equals' Disposable personal income
Personal saving<5§

196 7
21.7
175.0
9.4

203.1
22.2
180.9
9.7

207.3
23 6
183 7
11.7

208 8
21.6
187.3
12.2

do
do
do
do

PERSONAL INCOME BY SOURCE t
Seasonally adjusted, at annual rates:
Total personal income
bil. of dol
Wage and salary receipts, total
do
Employer disbursements, total
do
Commodity-producing industries
do
Distributive industries . _
do _
Service industries
_
do
Government
do
Less employee contributions for social insurance
bil of dol
Other labor income
do
Proprietors' and rental income _ _
_do_
Personal interest income and dividends _ _ _ d o
Total transfer payments
_ _ __ _ _ _ -..do. _
Total nonagricultural income

do

190.8
120.1
122.2
54.3
35.4
15.3
17.2

206.2
121.9
123.9
55.4
36.0
15.2
17.3

200.0
122.7
124.7
55.9
36.0
15.2
17.6

201.4
125.5
127.3
57.4
37.1
15.2
17.6

207.7
127.4
129.4
59.2
37.4
15.2
17.6

209.4
127.5
129.7
59.3
37.5
15.3
17.6

206.8
126.9
128.9
58.0
37.8
15.4
17.7

205.6
125.7
127.8
57.0
37.5
15.4
17.9

207.4
125.0
127.0
56.3
37.2
15.6
17.9

207.2
126.8
128.8
57.2
37.9
15.6
18.1

212.3
129.7
131.9
59.6
38.2
15.8
18.3

' 212. 9
' 131. 8
' 134. 0
'60.0
'39.0
' 16.2
'18.8

215.1
134.7
136.9
61.4
39.5
16.5
19.5

2.1
1.8
42.8
15.6
10.5

2.0
1.9
45.0
16.2
21.2

2.0
1.9
47.5
15.9
12.0

1.8
1.9
47.1
16.1
10.8

2.0
1.9
51.3
16.2
10.9

2.2
1.9
52.4
16.5
11.1

2.0
2.0
50.0
16.6
11.3

2.1
1.9
49.3
16.6
12.1

2.0
2.0
51.9
16.7
11.8

2.0
2.0
50.7
16.8
10.9

2.2
2.0
52.8
16.8
••11.1

2.2
2.1
'51.0
17.0
'11.0

2.2
2.1
50.3
17.1
10.9

173.1

187.4

179.7

181.4

184.2

184.7

184.5

184.1

183.7

184.4

187.7

' 189. 3

191.9

NEW PLANT AND EQUIPMENT EXPENDITURES
4,960
4,140
4,170
' 4, 810
All industries total
mil. of. dol
620
500
500
••640
Electric and gas utilities
do
r
2,290
1,870
1 800
2, 140
Manufacturing
do
210
180
180
••200
Mining
do
310
270
230
'300
Railroad
_ _ ._
do _
190
180
200
'190
Other transportation
do
1,340
1,240
1,160
' 1, 340
Commercial and miscellaneous
do
' Revised.
§ Personal savings is excess of disposable income over personal consumption expenditures shown as a component of gross national product above.
F Revised series. Estimates of national income, gross national product, and personal income have been revised beginning 1944; see pp. 27-29 of the July 1948 Survey for the revised figures.
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