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BUSINESS STATISTICS
I 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 arid 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 significantly revised since publication of the 1955 Supplement are indicated by an asterisk (*) and a dagger (f), respectively. In most
instances, the terms "unadjusted" and "adjusted" used to designate index numbers and dollar values refer to adjustment 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

Data from private sources are provided

195G

1955

April

May

June

July

August

SeptemOctober Novem- December
ber
ber

January

February

March

April

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

320.7

325 7

332.2

do
- do
do
do
_ _ _ d o ___
do

219 5
207 0
171 7
q o
25.9
12 5

224
211
175
9
26
13

228
214
178
9
26
13

Proprietors' and rental income, total cf
do
Business and professional d1
do
Farm
do
Rental income of persons. _ _.. . - ...do ._
Corporate profits and inventory valuation adjustment total
bil of dol
Corporate profits before tax, total
do
Corporate profits tax liability
do
Corporate profits after tax
do
Inventory valuation adjustment
_ -_.do _._
Net interest
do

48.7
27 1
11.0
10.7
42.2
43.0
21 6
21.4
—.8
10 3

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

0
7
8
0
9
2

230 1
216. ()
180 3
8.9
27.4
13 5

48 8
27 6
10 6
10.7

49. 5
28 0
10 8
10.7

49. 3
28.1
10. 3
10. 8

41 9
44 5
22 3
22 2
— 2.6
10 7

43 6
46 8
?3 5
23 3
-3.1
11 2

-2.7
11 (>

3
3
6
1
6
0

do

384 8

392 0

397 3

398 6

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

250 5
35 1
125.3
90.2

255 7
36 9
127 0
91.8

257
34
128
93

2
8
8
6

258 8
33 9
129 9
95.1

. do ...
do
do ..
do

60.1
32 6
23.2
4.3

60. 5
33 2
24.9
2.4

63 2
32 3
25 5
5.3

f>2. 4
31 6
26.8
4.0

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

.0

— .3

.0

74.9
45.2
40 4
29.7

75.8
45.5
40.6
30.2

77.2
46. 3
41 0
31.0

77. 4
45.7
40 8
31.7

do
do
...do

300 5
33.4
267.1

306 1
34.4
271.7

311 5
35 4
276. 0

313 6
36 6
277.0

do

16.6

16.0

18.8

18 2

Gross national product, total

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

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

_

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

298.9

301.4

301.6

305. 3

305.3

307.9

308. 7

311.5

314. 3

312 7

313. 3

' 315. 2

317 1

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
35.8

213.3
92 8
56 4
28.2
35.9

215.3
94.0
56 8
28.5
36 0

215. 8
94. 1
56 9
28.7
36 1

216.2
94. 1
57 3
28.6
36.2

216. 3
94 0
57 3
28.7
36 3

r 217. 5

28.9
36. 5

218.7
9", 3
58 1
28. 9
30 4

6.9
49.0
25.9
17.6

6.9
48.8
26.1
17.5

69
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

71
49.3
27.4
16.9

7 1
49.7
27.6
17.1

7 2
49. 4
29.9
17.4

7 2
49.2
28.1
17.7

7 2
49 3
28.4
17.8

7 3
M9. 4
28. 7
18.0

7 3
49 6
29. 0
18 2

5.1

5.2

5.2

5.3

5.3

5.3

5.3

5.3

5.4

57

5.7

5.7

5.7

Total nonagricultural income
do
283.7
286.6
287.2
291.7
293.0
296. 6
294.4
298.6
290.8
299.9
r
Revised.
cT1 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.

299.0

- 301. 1

302. 5

bil. of dol

Wage and salary disbursements, total
do__ Commodity-producing industries
.do
Distributive industries
do
Service industries
... _ _ _ . . . . . d o ..
Government
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- -




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94.4
57. 7

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