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BUSINESS STATISTICS
I HE STATISTICS here are a continuation of the data published in BUSINESS STATISTICS, the 1953 Statistical Supplement to the SURVEY
OF CURRENT BUSINESS. That volume (price $1.50) contains monthly data for the years 1949 to 1952, 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 1949. Series
added or revised since publication of the 1953 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 and dollar values refer to adjustment of monthly figures for seasonal variation.
Data from private sources are

Statistics originating in Government agencies are not copyrighted and may be reprinted freely.
provided through the courtesy of the compilers, and are subject to their copyrights.
Unless otherwise stated, statistics through
1952 and descriptive notes are shown in the
1953 Statistical Supplement to the Survey

1952

October

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December

January

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March

April

May

June

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August

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GENERAL BUSINESS INDICATORS
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NATIONAL INCOME AND PRODUCT
Seasonally adjusted quarterly totals at annual rates:
National income, total- _ - _ _
bil.ofdol .
Compensation of employees, total
do
Wages and salaries, total
do
Private
._ do
Military
...
_.
.do ...
Government civilian _
_
do
Supplements to wages and salaries
do_ .
Proprietors' and rental income, total 6". „ -do .
Business and professional a*
do
Farm _ _ _ _ _
_ .
do _
Rental income of persons
do
Corporate profits and inventory valuation adjustment, totaL_
. _bil. ofdol..
Corporate profits before tax, total. .. do_ .
Corporate profits tax liability.- _ ... do.
Corporate profits after tax ... .. ._ do _
Inventory valuation adjustment
do
Net interest
- .....
do_..

301.4
201 3
191 3
158.3
10.4
22.6
10.0
51.1
26.7
14.0
10 3

306.7

41.7
40.3
21.2
19.1

310.
208
198
164
10

7
0
0
5
6

43.8
44. 6
24.4
20 3

45
45
25
20

2
9
0
8

1.4
7.4

-.8

— 6
7 7

Gross national product, total
. . do
Personal consumption expenditures, total do
Durable goods
do
Nondurable goods. __ _.. _ - do
Services
_
do
Gross private domestic investment, total
bil. of dol
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

361.1

362. 0
227 7
30 2
121 2
76 3

80.4
56.4
50 5
24.0

82
57
51
24

Personal income, total
. .do.
Less: Personal tax and nontax payments do
Equals: Disposable personal income. ._
do._
Personal saving§ _
._
do -

278.3

281
36
245.
17

204 5
194 5
161 3
10.4
22 8
10.0
50.8
27.0
13 4
10 4

99 q
10 0
49.7
27.0
I9 3
10 4

7 6

224.4

28 2
121. 1
75. 1

57.9
23.9
25.5
8.5

35.3
243. 0
18. 6

— 2.6
7 9

372
230
30
122
77

4
4
7
1
f]

369
231
30
121
79

61
25
26
8
— 2.

0
3
9
8
5

56 5
24 9
97 1
4 5
—2.1

4
4
6
9

83
58
58
94

5
9
5
p

83
58
52
25

6
4
1
">

6
2
4
7

284
36
247
17

4
7
7
2

286
87
249
18

8
0
8
8

T

54 0
25.0
26 2
2 9
-2.1

-1.6

210 4
200 6
166 9
10 5
23 1
9.8
49.1
26. 9
11 6
10 6

0
0
4
3
2

PERSONAL INCOME, BY SOURCE
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, totaldo
Other labor income
do
Proprietors' and rental income
do
Personal interest income and dividends, _do
Transfer payments
do
Less personal contributions for social insurance
bil.ofdol..
Total nonagricultural income
NEW PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
EXPENDITURES

do

277.3
190.2
84.7
50 0
22 4
33 1
186. 6
5 0
51 4
21.3
13. 3

277.2

191.4
85. 6
50 0
22. 5
33 3
187.8
5. 1
50 0
21.4
13. 1

280. 6
192. 5
87.0
50 1
22 6
32 8
188. 7
5 1
51 8
21.5
13. 6

280 5
192.8
86.8
50 2
22 7
33 1
188 8
5 1
51 6
21.6
13 5

281 0
194.6
88.0
50 6
22 8
33 2
190. 9
5 1
50 2
21. 7
13 3

3.9

3.8

3.9

4.1

3.9

258 0

950 1

261 6

°61 1

9(53 3

283 6
196. 2
88.8
50 9
23 2
33 3
192 4
5 1
50 7
21.9
18 7

?82 7
196. 6
88.8
51 0
23 4
33 4
192 8
51
49 4
22.0
13 6

284 7
198. 0
89.3
51 7
23 5
33 9
5
194
5 1
50 0
22. 1 •
13 5

98 f, 3
199. 5
89. 8
52 2
23 9
88 6
195 6
5 1
50 1
22. 3
13 5

287 5
201 . 2
90. 6
59 9
94 9
88 5
197 8
5 1
49 •">
22. 4
18 5

987 f) i

201.0
90. 2
£j9 ()
94 ]

88 8
197 1
5 1
48 9
22. 5
18 6

4.0
s

4.0

4.0

4.2

4. 2

4. 1

265 4

°65 5

op- 9

°6^ 8

'•'70 6

T 9X6 3
199. 9
r
89. 3

r

r 94

1 99. 7
88.8

1

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r _J.q () j

22 7 I
18 6 !

9 70 "

4.0

22.8
4.0

271. 0

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All industries, quarterly total
mil of dol
7 265
6 147 !
7 (> 25
Manufacturing
do
3. 867
2.747
3. L'SO
' 8, 079
r
Mining
do_ _ ;
199 i
212
238
Railroads .
__
lo
r •>()()
857
310 ;
35S
Transportation, other than rail
lo
335
311
339
Public utilities
.
.
lo
r ] •?{)(;
1.142
904 :
1, 14S
r
Commercial and other. _._
- . lo. ..,
1 , 835
1,675 i
1.887
1 . 8!H)
T
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Re vised.
Estimates for October-December 1953 and January-March 1954, based on anticipated capital expenditures of business, appeal on p. 4 oi this issue of the ^i"Kvin .
cf Includes inventory valuation adjustment.
QGovernment sales are not deducted.
§Personal saving is excess of disposable income over p^rsoiul consumption expenditures shown
as a component of gross national product above.

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