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* BUSINESS STATISTICS

Wlontki

1 HE STATISTICS here are a continuation 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.

Data from private sources are provided

through the courtesy of the compilers, and are subject to their copyrights.

1956

1955

Unless otherwise stated, statistics through 1954 and
descriptive notes are shown in the 1955 edition of
BUSINESS STATISTICS

February

March

April

June

May

Novem- DecemSeptemOctober
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August

July

January

February

GENERAL BUSINESS INDICATORS
1

NATIONAL INCOME AND PRODUCT
Seasonally adjusted quarterly totals at annual rates:
National income, total _ .
Ml. of dol
Compensation of employees, total
Wages and salaries, total
_...
Private
Military
._ _
_
Government; civilian
Supplements to wages and salaries . _.

do
do . „
do
.do
do
do

Gross national product, total

.

do

i

213 1
200 8
166 5
9.1
25 3 i

I1

219 5
207. 0
171.7
9 3

48 8

i

1

375. 3

10 7

42. 2
43. 0

21.4
— 8
10.3
,

214.7
178.8
9.0
2<i. 9
13.2

48 8
97 (j
10.6
10 7

H.O

39 6
40. 9
20 5
20. 4
—1 3
9.9

_

9 1
26. 6
13.0

4£ 7
'>7 i

1

998 {!

i

T 49 5
28. 0
r
10. 8
10. 7

41.9
44 5
22 3
22 2
— 9. f\
10 7

—3 1
11 2

211 3
175 ft

12 5

26 6
11.5
10 7

!

9.9,4 3

i

9n 0

12 2

Proprietors' and rental income total o*
do
lousiness and professional c/1
do
Farm
._ _
do
Rental ineome of persons
do
Corporate profits and inventory valuation adjustment total
bil. of dol
Cor]x>rate profits before tax, total
-do
Corporate profits tnx liability
do
Corporate profits after tax
- _
.do
Inventory valuation adjustment
do
Net interest
- do

325 7

320 7 i

311.4

!

384. 8

392. 0

397. 3

Personal consumption expenditures, total
do
Durable poods
,
.. . _ do
Nondurable goods
do
Services
.
_
-do

245 8
34.4
122.4
89. 0

250 5
35 1
125. 3
90.2

255 7
36 9
127.0
91.8

257 2
34.8
128 8
93.6

Cross private domestic investment total
do
New construction
- do
Producers' durable equipment- - .
do
Change hi business inventories
_ . -do

54 1
31 2
21.5

60 1
32 6
23. 2
4 3

60 5
33.2
24. 9
2 4

32 3
25. 5
5.3

Net foreign investment
...
-do
Government purchases of Broods and services, total
bil. of dol- Federal (less Government sales)
do
National security 9 do- .State and local
do

— .4

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- - -

293. 6
32. 6
261.0

300 5
33. 4
267 1

306. 1
34.4
271.7

do

15.3

16 6

16. 0

Personal income, totnl
Less: Personal tax and nontax payments
E quals: Disposable personal income
Personal saving §

1 0

f>;> 2

.0

^
77.2
46 3
41 0
31 0
r

311 5
35 4
r 276 0
r

18 8

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

T

293.2

295.7

298. 9

301. 4

301.6

305. 3

305. 3

307. 9

308. 7

"311.5

'314.3

'312.7

313. 1

do
do - ~
do
do
_.,.do

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
56. 4
28.0

213. 3
92.8
56.4
28.2
35.9

215.3
94. 0
56. 8
28. h
3(10

215. 8
94. 1
56.9

'• 216. 2
94. I
57. 3
28.6
36.2

216. 0
93. 8
57.3
28. 7
36.2

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- .

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. 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
16. 9

7.1 i
'49.3 !
27.4 \
16.9

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

bil of dol

6., 9
48, 8 1
26.1
17.5

5.0

5.1

5.1

5.2

277.7

280. 9

283.7

286.6

5.2

5.3 |

r

7. 1
49, 7
27.6 j
17.1 |

30! i
7 2
' 49.' 4
29. 9
17.4

7.2
49. 2
28. 1
17.7

7.2
49.5
28.3
17.8 !

5.3

5.3

5.3

5.3 i

5,4

5.7

5.7

290. 8

293, 0

294.4

296. 6 •

290 9

' 298.6

298.8

!

Total iionaericiiltural income

do

!

287.2 ;

291.7 !

p

Revised.
cf Includes inventory valuation adjustment.
9 Government sales are not deducted.
§ Personal saving is excess of disposable income over personal consumption expenditures siiowu as a component of gross national product above.




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