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BUSINESS STATISTICS

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TH, STATISTICS here are a continuation of the data published in BUSINESS STATISTICS, the 1955 Statistical Supplement to the SURVEY OF
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CURRENT BUSINESS. That volume (price $2.00) contains monthly data for t h e years 1951 through 1954 and monthly averages for earlier years
back to 1920 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 n 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 Giwriimc'iit Kgcncics are not copyrighted and may he reprinted freely.

Data from private sources are provided

through the courtesy of the conn pliers, and are subject to their copyrights.
1954
Unless otherwise stated, statistics through 1954 and
descriptive notes are shown in the 1955 edition of Novem- DecemBTJSIN ESS ST ATISTICS
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1955

January

February

March

April

June

May

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August °eJ}er
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July

GENERAL BUSINESS INDICATORS
NATIONAL INCOME AND PRODUCT
easonaHy adjusted quarterly totals at annual rates:
N a t i o n a l income total
bil of dol
Compensation of employees total
\Va°'es and salaries total
Private
MiliH<-v
G o v e r n m e n t civilian
Si'opl'Mncnt s to wa°es and salaries

303 2

325 7

219
207
171
9
25
19

211
175.
9
20
13

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9
21
12

25 0
11 8
4S
26
11
10

5
1
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2

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3
2
7

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20 (')

35 5
36 0
18 1
17.9
— 5
9 7

39 6
40 9

224.3

5
o
7
3
9
5

3
6
1
0
0

48 7
27 1
11.0
10 7

10 7

20. 4
—1 3
9 9

48 8
27. 6
10. 6
10 7

42.2
43 0
21.6
21.4

n.5

do

41.9
44 5
22 3
22.2
—2.6
10 7

10 3

37 5 3

384 8

T 3(j9

0
4
5
1

245 8
34 4
122.4
89 0

250
35
125.
90

r

50 7
29.4
21 9
— .6

54 1
31.2
21 5

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74. 5
45 7
40 5
28 7

75.8
46 4
41.2
29 4

74.9
45 2
40.4
29 7

75.8
45.5
40.6
30 2

-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

Personal consumption expenditures, total
Durable goods
Nondurable goods
Services

do
do.
do
do

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

do .
do
do.
do

241
30
122
88

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

320 7

?1 -! 1
' >( ' 8

Q a

Proprietors" a n d r e n t a l income tota'cf
do
Business a.nd pro Sessional o71
<o
Farm
. do
Uental income of VHMNO ('o
Corporate profits and i n v e n t o r y v a l u a t i o n adjustment totid
bii of dol
Corporate profits l^[\»-v tax to+al
do
Corpoi'ate profits tax liability
< o
Corporate profits alto*' tax
. do I n v e n t o r y valuation adjustment
do
XV{ interest
do
Gro^s nation'1! product total

311 4

209 8
198 I
103 8

do
<o
do
do
do
do

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5
1
3
2

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60 1
32.5
23 2
4.3

1.5

0

255 7
r
36. 9
127 0
91.8
60 5
^33. 2
r
24.9

2.4

r

16. 0

PERSONAL INCOME, BY SOURCE
easonally adjusted, at annual rates:
Total personal income- . - -

bil. of dol

290.8

293.4

292.2

293. 2

295.7

298.9

301.4

301.6

305.3

305.3

307. 9

r

309. 2

311.4

Wage and salary disbursements, total
do
Commodity-producing industries
do
Distributive industries
_ . _ _ _ _ _do--Ber vice industries
- _ _.
- _ _ do_
Government
do

198. 6
85.2
52. 5
26. 6
34 3

198. 8
84 8
53.1
26 6
34 3

199.3
85 4
52.9
26 8
34 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

212.4
91 7
55. 7
27.8
37 2

211.2
91 5
56. 1
27.9
35 7

212. 4
92.2
56.4
28.0
35 8

r 213. 3

92 8
56. 4
r
28 2
35 9

215. 0
94 i
56. 6
28 4
35 9

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_ -

67
48.3
24 9
16.8

6
48
26
17

6
49
25
17

6
48
25
17

6
48
25
17

6
49
25
17

6
48
26
17

6
48
26
17

7
47
26
16

0
9
4
9

7 0
48.8
26 7
16 9

7 1
49. 7
27 I
16 9

7
49
27
16

7
49
27
17

5.3

5.3

5.3

5.3

5.3

291. 7
Total nonagricultural income
do
275. 9
283. 7
276.5
277.7
280.9
287. 2
290.8
278.1
286.6
r
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.

293. 0

* 294. 4

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