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y BUSINESS STATISTICS
J- 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 pro-

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.
1953
Unless otherwise stated, statistics through 1952 and
descriptive notes are shown in the 1953 Statistical
Septem- October Novem- DecemSupplement to the Survey
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1954

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August September

GENERAL BUSINESS INDICATORS
NATIONAL INCOME AND PRODUCT
Seasonally adjusted quarterly totals at annual rates :f
National income total
bil of dol

Farm
Rental income of persons
Corporate profits and inventory valuation
ment total
bil

r\

206.6

166 7
10.2
23 4
11.1

47 8
26 1
11 1
10.6

49 1
25 9
12 3
10.8

49.4
25 6
13.0
10.8

49.0
25.9
12.2
10.9

34.1
34 5
17.0
17.5
— .4
9.0

34.9
34.5
17.0
17.5
.4
9.1

200.3

194.9
101. 5
9.5
23.8
11.7

194.6
161.2
9.7
23.7
11.8

'

38
40
21
19
—2
8

3
9
9
0
6
6

33 1
32 5
17 4
15. 1
6
8.9

do

367 2

360 5

355.8

356. 0

231
30
118
82

2
3
6
3

229 7
28 0
118.7
83.0

230 5
28.0
118.8
83.6

233 1
28.8
120.0
84.3

52
25
24
2

4
6
8
o

45
25
24
—4

5
7
0
2

44 5
26.0
22.7
—4.2

45 6
27.0
22.4
-3.8
— 1.0

d

Nondurable goods
Services
XT
t uomesi c
est
Producers' durable equipment

299.6

206.4

do
do
do
do

Oross national product total
hi

298.9

208 8
197. 6
164. 1
9.9
23 5
11.2

do
do
adjustof dol

Corporate profits tcix liability
Corporate profits after tax
Inventory valuation adjustment
Net interest

T)

299 9

211.4

do

Proprietors' and rental income total cf1

306 2

do
do
do
do
do
do

Compensation of employees total
Wages and salaries, total
Private
Military
Government civilian
Supplements to wages and salaries

do
do
,

_
do

Less' Person H! tax and nontax payments
Equals ' Disposable personal income

6

— 1.1

85
60
52
25

4
3
3
1

86 0
59 8
50 6
26.2

81.9
55 0
46 9
26.9

287
36
251
20

5
3
2
0

287 3
36. 1
251. 2
21.5

285.1
32.8

285. 7
32.9

21.8

19.7

18

Government purchases of goods and services, tota
bil of dol
eie (, ^a Lroye
t i he ^j
__
State find local
do
do
do

78.3
51.3
44 7
27.0

"

252.9

252.3

PERSONAL INCOME, BY SOURCE
Seasonally adjusted, at annual rates:f
Total personal income

286,4

287.7

287.8

287.2

287.0

284.9

285.0

285.0

284.4

286.2

286.5

' 285. 7

285.4

W^age and sal'-irv disbursements total
Commodity -producing industries
Distributive industries
Service industries
Government

do
do
do
do
do

200 6
89.2
52.4
25.2
33 8

199 2
88.0
52.5
24.9
33.8

199.1
87.9
52.5
25.0
33.7

197.9
87.0
52.4
25.0
33.5

196.0
85.5
52.1
25.0
33.4

194.7
84.5
51.9
24.8
33.5

194.7
84.6
51.8
24.9
33.4

194.5
84.2
52.0
25.0
33.3

194.3
83.7
52.0
25.2
33.4

195.0
84.2
52.3
25.2
33.3

195.5
84.0
52.5
25.5
33.5

195. 7
'83.4
T
53. 1
r
'33.8

195.5
82.9
52.9
25.7
34.0

Other labor income
Proprietors' and rental income

do
do

6.5
46.6
23 2
13.6

6.5
48.9
23 4 !
13.7

6.6
48.0
23 5
14.6

6.6
49.1
23 7
13.9

6.7
50.2
23 8
14.4

6.6
49.6
23 9
14.8

6.6
49.6
23.9
15.0

6.6
48.9
23.9
15.8

6.6
48.2
24.0
15.9

6.6
49.4
24.0
15.8

6.6
49.2
24.1
15.8

6.6
'47.9
' 24.2
15.8

6.6
48.2
24.3
15.5

4 i

4 0

4 0

4 0

4 1

4 7

48

4.7

4.6

4.6

4.7

4.5

4.7

bil of dol

Transfer payments
do
Less personal contributions for social insurance
bil of dol

25.4

269.1
270.3 r 270. 6
269.7
270.1
268.2
268.8
271.3
267.9
272.7
269.6
272 6
271 9
Total nonagricultural income
do
'Revised.
<m\r trt 1939 /a-n-niiol /lota f n OOOV rrno
al income, back
fRevised series. Quarterly estimates of national income and product have been revised back to 1 HO Q (annual data, to 1929); quarterly and monthly estimates of personal iirvimo V»ar- ir tr>to
1929 (monthly revisions prior to May 1953 appear in the 1954 issue of the National Income Supplement). For quarterly data prior to 2d quarter 1953, see pp. 8 and 9 of the July 1954 SURVEY.
<?Includes inventory valuation adjustment.
9 Government sales are not deducted.
§lYrsonal saving is excess of disposable income over personal consumption expenditures shown
as a component of gross national product above.




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