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BUSINESS STATISTICS
.I HE STATISTICS here are a continuation of the data published in BUSINESS STATISTICS, the 1951 Statistical Supplement to the SURVEY
OF CURRENT BUSINESS. That volume (price $1.50) contains monthly data for the years 1947 to 1950, 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 1947. Series
added or revised since publication of the 1951 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 * 'ad justed" used to designate index
numbers and dollar values refer to adjustment of monthly figures for seasonal variation.
Statistics originating in Government agencies are not copyrighted and may be reprinted freely.
vided through the courtesy of the compilers, and are subject to their copyrights.
Unless otherwise stated, statistics through
1950 and descriptive notes are shown in the
1951 Statistical Supplement to the Survey

Data from private sources are pro-

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1952

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

January

February

March

April

GENERAL BUSINESS INDICATORS
NATIONAL INCOME AND PRODUCTf
Seasonally adjusted quarterly totals at annual rates:
National income, total
-. . _ bil. of dol
Compensation of employees, totaldo
Wages and salaries, total--.
_._
do
Private
do
Military-.
do
Government civilian
do
Supplements to wages and salaries
_do
Proprietors' and rental income, totalcf do
Business and professional cf
- - do
Farm
_
do
Rental income of 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
Inventory valuation adjustment
do
Net interest-.
do

285.6
186 9
177.8
145 6
10.2
21 9
9.2
51.9
27.6
14.8
9 5

287.7
190 3
181 0
148 3
10.4
22 4
9 3
52 5
27 5
15 2
9 8

300 2
197 9
188.2
155 3

201 6
191.8
158 7

9.6
53 6
28.2
15 5
10 0

9.8
53 6
28.6
14 9
10 1

39 9
38.2
21.0
17.2
1.7
6.9

37 8
37.2
20 4
16.8
6
71

41 5
40 3
22 1
18. 2
12
7.2

— 5
7.4

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 (less Government sales)
do
National security 9
do
State and local
do

342.6
214.9
26.4
117.8
70.8
49.3
23.6
25. 7
.1
.4

343.0
215 0
24 2
118 9
71 9
51 7
23 0
25 0
3 7
— 1.6

359. 0
222 0
27 3
121.4
73 3
57.3
23 7
25 6
81
-.9

361. 0
226 2
29 8
121 7
74 6
54 4
25 2
27 5
1 7
— 2.0

78 0
54 9
50.3
23 0

77
54
49
23

80
56
50
24

6
6
4
0

82
57
51
25

4
5
2
0

Personal income, total
Less: Personal tax and nontax payments
Equals' Disposable personal income
Personal savin g§

264 4
33.6
230,8
15 9

268 9
34. 1
234 8
19 8

277 0
34.6
242 5
20 5

281
35
245
19

3
7
6
5

do
do
do
do

9
8
6
1

PERSONAL INCOME, BY SOURCEf
Seasonally adjusted, at annual rates:
Total personal income
bil. of dol
Wage and salary disbursements, total
do
Commodity-producing industries
do
Distributive industries
__ __ _._do
Service industries _
do
Government
do
Wage and salary receipts, total
do
Other labor income
_ __ _
-do
Proprietors' and rental income
do
Personal interest income and dividends. _ do
Transfer payments
_
__ do
Less personal contributions for social insurance O
bil. of dol- .
Total nonagricultural income

.

do

262.5
176.7
76.9
47.0
21.0
31.8
173.4
4.4
51.2
21.5
12.3

264.5
177.9
76.7
47.7
21.3
32.2
174.6
4.4
51.7
21.5
12.6

266.7
179.3
77.2
48.5
21.3
32 3
175. 8
4.5
52 8
21.4
12.5

263.9
177.4
74.0
49.3
21.5
32 6
173.9
4.5
52 2
21.3
12.4

269. 6
182.5
78.7
49.4
21.5
32 9
179.0
4.5
51 8
21.4
13. 1

273 8
185. 3
81.6
49 3
21 6
32 8
181 9
4 5
53 4
21.4
12 9

276 1
187.5
82.9
49 9
21 8
32 9
184 0
4 6
53 5
21.3
13 0

275.8
187.9
83.5
49 6
21 9
32 9
181 4
4 6
52 9
21.3
12 8

280 0
189.9
'85.2
50 0
21 9
32 8
186 4
4 7
54 6
21.2
13 4

280 6
190.3
85.2
50 1
22 1
32 9
186 5
4 7
54 6
21.4
13 6

280 9
191.8
86.2
50 3
22 2
33 1
188 2
4 7
53 3
21.5
13 4

3.6

3.6

3.8

3.9

3.7

3.7

3.8

3.7

3.8

4.0

3.8

242.9

244.9

245.9

243.4

249.4

253 0

255 4

255 7

258 S

259 5

261 1

r
282 8
' 193. 5
87.1
r
50 5
22 5
r 33 4
r
189 9
4 7
53 o
21.7
13 8

283 1
194. 6
87.8
50 6
22 7
33 5
190 9
4 8
52 2
21.9
13 8

3.9
r

3.9

263 3

264 2

NEW PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
EXPENDITURES*
All industries, quarterly total
.mil. of dol._
6,808
6,244
' J 6 147
7 265
Manufacturing _ _ _ _ . .
do
r 2 747
3 156
2 820
3 367
r
Mining..
__
do
228
206
229
199
r 310
Railroads ___
_
do
386
289
357
Transportation, other than rail
.. . .do
372
302
r 311
335
r
Public utilities..
do
928
947
904
1, 142
Commercial and other
do
1,738
1,680
1,835
'1,675
r
Revised.
1 Estimates for subsequent periods of 1953, based on anticipated capital expenditures of business, are shown on p. 3 of this issue of the SURVEY.
tRevised series. Quarterly1 estimates of national income and product and quarterly and monthly estimates of personal income have been revised beginning 1949; see pp. 29-31 of the July
1952 SURVEY for the data.
cf Includes inventory valuation adjustment.
9 Government sales are not deducted.
§Personal saving is excess of disposable income over personal consumption expenditures shown as a component of gross national product above.
©Data through 1951 represent employee contributions only; thereafter, personal contributions of self-employed
persons are also included.
JRevised beginning 1939. Revisions for 1939 and 1945-50 appear on pp. 20 and 21 of the August 1952 SURVEY; those for 1951, oiTp. 9 of the March 1953 issue.
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