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Wlontkly BUSINESS STATISTICS
X 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 significantly revised since publication of the 1955 Supplement are indicated by an asterisk (*) and a dagger (f), respectively. Except
as otherwise stated, the terms "unadjusted" and "adjusted" refer to adjustment 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.
[Averages for the year 1955 are provided in the July 1956 issue of the SURVEY]
1955
Unless otherwise stated, statistics through 1954 and
descriptive notes are shown in the 1955 edition of
October Novem- DecemBUSINESS STATISTICS
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1956

January

February

March

April

May-

June

July

August | Seg£m- October November

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

334.4

334.9

338.7

do
.-do. __
do
_ -do
do
- do

230 3
217.0
180 5
9.7
26 8
13 3

233 0
219.4
182 5
9 6
27 3
13 6

237 2
223. 5
186 2
9.5
27 8
13.8

240 4
226. 2
188 3
9.5
28 5
14.2

Proprietors' and rental income, totalcf
- do_ _
Business and professional^
do
Farm
_
_ do
Rental income of persons
do
Corporate profits and inventory valuation adjustment, total
_
_
__ _bil. ofdol _
Corporate profits before tax, total
do
Corporate profits tax liability
do. __
Corporate profits after tax
__
do
Inventory valuation adjustment
__ - -do. ..
Net interest
do

49.3
28 0
11.4
98

49
28
11
9

5
2
5
8

49.9
28 9
11 3
9 7

50
29
11
9

43.4
46.4
23.4
23.0
-3.0
11 3

40.9
43 7
22.1
21 6
-2.8
11 5

39.8
42.9
21.7
21.3
-3.1
11.7

-.8
12 0

401.9

403 4

408 3

413 8

259. 5
35.4
129 2
94.9

261 7
34.8
130 5
96.4

263 7
33.4
132 3
98.0

266 8
33 0
134 0
99 7

65.1
33 0
25.9
61

63 1
32 6
26. 4
4 1

64.7
33 6
27.5
35

65
33
29
2

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

Gross national product, total

-

__

do

Persona] consumption expenditures, total
do
Durable goods
_
.. -do . _ Nondurable goods
do
Services
_ _ __ - do
Gross private domestic investment, total
New construction
Producers' durable equipment
Change in business inventories

- do
do
_ do. _ _
do

1
6
5
0

1

1 2

5
4
5
1

78.7
46 1
40. 7
32 6

80
47
41
33

314 6
36.3
278.4

317 5
37.3
280 2

322 9
38.1
284.9

327 o
38 8
288 2

18 8

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.

18 6

21 2

21 4

78.1
47 2
40.6
30.9

Personal income, total
do
Less: Personal tax and nontax payments _ _do
Equals: Disposable personal income _
do
Personal saving

7
5
6
7

do

78
46
40
32

17
2
2
9
0

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

311. 6

314 5

317.5

316 7

317 1

318 6

321 7

322 8

324 9

324 3

328 1

r 329 5

332.6

_ __do_ do
do
do
__do--

215.3
93.3
56.7
28 9
36.4

217.2
94 2
57.3
29 3
36 4

218.2
94.5
57.6
29 4
36.7

219.0
94 8
57.9
29 5
36.8

218.9
94 7
57.9
29 5
36 8

220.3
95 1
58.4
29 6
37.2

222.9
96 8
59. 1
29 8
37 2

223 2
96 8
59.1
30 0
37 3

225. 2
97 5
59.9
30 2
37.6

224.0
95 9
59.9
30 4
37 8

227.1
98 3
60.3
30 6
37.9

r

60. 5
30 8
38 1

230.2
100 3
60.6
31 0
38.3

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- -

7.2
49.1
27.9
17 4

7.2
49.6
28.1
17 7

7.3
49.2
30.2
18 0

7.3
49.4
28.5
18 2

7.2
49.7
28.7
18 3

7.2
49.5
28.8
18 5

7.2
49.7
29.1
18 6

7 2
50.1
29.4
18 7

7.3
50.0
29.6
18 6

7.3
50.5
29.7
18 6

7.3
51.0
29.8
18 8

7 3
50. 9
30.0
18 7

7.4
51.9
30.2
18 ()

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

Total nonagrieultural income

- bil. of dol

do

5.3

5.3

5.4

5.7

5.7

5.7

5.8

5.8

5.8

5.8

296.9

299.4

302.8

301.6

301.5

304.0

306.8

307.6

310.3

309.4

5.9

312.8

228 5

r 99 I
T

r

5.9

6.0

' 314. 4

316.8

'Revised.
tRevised series. Estimates of national income and product and personal income have been revised back to 1952 (see pp. 7 ff. of the July 1956 SURVEY); for data prior to 1952, see the 1954
NATIONAL INCOME SUPPLEMENT or the 1955 edition of BUSINESS STATISTICS.
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.




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