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BUSINESS STATISTICS
JL HE STATISTICS here are a continuatioD of the data published in BUSINESS STATISTICS, the 1955 Statistical Supplement to the SURVEY OF
CURRENT BUSINESS. That volume (price $2.00) contains monthly data for the years 1951 through 1954 and monthly averages for earlier years
back to 1929 insofar as available; it also provides a description of each series and references to sources of monthly figures prior to 1951. Series
added or revised since publication of the 1955 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. In most instances, the terms "unadjusted" and "adjusted" 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,
through the courtesy of the compilers, and are subject to their copyrights.
Unless otherwise stated, statistics through 1954 and
descriptive notes are shown in the 1955 edition of
BUSINESS STATISTICS

1954

Data from private sources are provided

1955

October Novem- December
ber

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

Septem- October November
ber

GENERAL BUSINESS INDICATORS
NATIONAL INCOME AND PRODUCT
Seasonally adjusted quarterly totals at annual rates:
National income, total
. bil. of dol-Compensation of employees, total
Wages and salaries, total
Private
Military
Government civilian
Supplements to wages and salaries

303.2

Proprietors' and rental income, total cf
Business and professional cf
Farm
Rental income of persons.
_
Corporate profits and inventory valuation
ment total
bil
Corporate profits before tax, total
Corporate profits tax liability
Corporate profits after tax
Inventory valuation adjustment
Net interest

320.7

213 1
200 8
166 5
91
25 3
12 2

219 5
207.0
171 7
9.3
25 9
12.5

224.3
211.3
175 6
9.1
26 6
13.0

48 2
26 3
11 2
10.7

48 8
26 6
11 5
10.7

48.7
27 1
11.0
10.7

48.8
27 6
10. 6
10.7

35 5
36 0
18 1
17 9
—.5
9 7

do
do
do
do
adjustof dol
do
do
do
do
do

311.4

209 8
198 1
163 8
9 3
25 0
11 8

do
do
do
do
do
do

39 6
40 9
20 5
20 4
—1.3
99

42.2
43.0
21.6
21.4
—.8
10 3

-2.6
10.7

do --

367.1

375 3

384.8

391. 5

Personal consumption expenditures, total
Durable goods
Nondurable goods
Services

do
do
do
do

241.0
30 4
122.5
88 1

245.8
34 4
122.4
89 0

250.5
35 1
125.3
90 2

256.0
37.2
127.0
91.8

Gross private domestic investment total
New construction
Producers' durable equipment
Change in business inventories

do
do do
do

7
4
9
6

54 1
31 2
21 5
15

60 3
32.8
25 1
2 4

,9

-.4

60.1
32.6
23 2
4 3
_ 7

75
46
41
29

8
4
2
4

74 9
45.2
40 4
29.7

75.8
45.5
40.6
30.2

Gross national product, total

50
29
21
—

Net foreign investment
do-Government purchases of goods and services, total
bil of dol
Federal (less Government sales)
do
National security ?
do
State and local
do

-

5
7
5
7

do
do
do

290 8
33.1
257 8

293 6
32.6
261 0

300 5
33.4
267.1

306 1
34.4
271.7

.- do

16.8

15.3

16.6

15.7

Personal income total
Less* Personal tax and nontax payments
Equals* Disposable personal income
Personal saving §

74
45
40
28

—.5

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

288 4

290 8

293 4

292 2

293 2

295 7

298 9

301 4

301.6

305.3

305.3

' 307. 9

309.6

196 8
83 4
52 7
26 5
34 2

198 6
85 2
52 5
26 6
34 3

198.8
84 8
53 1
26 6
34 3

199
85
52
26
34

3
4
9
8
2

200.3
86 3
53 0
26 7
34 3

202.6
87 8
53 6
27 0
34 2

204.6
88 9
53 6
27.2
34 9

207.3
90 6
54 5
27.4
34 8

208.0
90.9
54 9
27.4
34 8

212.4
91.7
55.7
27.8
37.2

211.2
91.5
56.1
27.9
35.7

••212.4
'92.2
r
56.4
••28.0
35.8

213.6
92.9
56.7
28.1
35.9

6.7
47 5
24.9
17 0

6.7
48 3
24 9
16 8

6.7
48 9
26 5
17 1

6.8
49 1
25 0
17 0

6.8
48 8
25.3
17 0

6.8
48 5
25 5
17 4

6.9
49 0
25 9
17 6

6.9
48 8
26.1
17 5

6.9
48 5
26 3
17 1

7.0
47.9
26.4
16 9

7.0
48.8
26.7
16 9

••7.1
49.7
27.1
r
16 9

7.1
49.8
27.5
16.9

4.5

4.5

4.6

5.0

5.0

5.1

5.1

5.2

5.2

5.3

5.3

Total nonagricultural income
do
275.9
280.9
278.1
276.5
287.2
291.7
273.8
283.7
277.7
286.6
T
Revised.
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.

290.8

Wage and salary disbursements, total
Commodity-producing industries
Distributive industries
Service industries
Government

bil of dol
do do
do
do
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
bil. of dol- -

367253°—55

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5.3
' 293. 0

5.3

294.8

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