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BUSINESS STATISTICS

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J_ HE STATISTICS here are a continuation of the data published in the 1957 edition of BUSINESS STATISTICS, biennial Statistical Supplement
to the SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS. That volume (price $2) contains monthly (or quarterly) data for the years 1953 through 1956 and
monthly averages for all years back to 1929 insofar as available; it also provides a description of each series and references to sources of monthly
figures prior to 1953. Series added or significantly revised since publication of the 1957 BUSINESS STATISTICS are indicated by an asterisk (*) and a
dagger ("j"), respectively; certain revisions for 1956 issued too late for inclusion in the aforementioned volume appear in the monthly SURVEY
beginning with the July 1957 issue. 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,
through the courtesy of the compilers, and are subject to their copyrights.

Data from private sources are provided

[Averages for the year 1957 are provided in the May 1958 issue of the SURVEY]
Unless otherwise stated, statistics through 1956 and
descriptive notes are shown in the 1957 edition of
BUSINESS STATISTICS

1958

1957

Novem- December
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January

February

March

April

May

July

June

August Septem- October Novem- December
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ber

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

361. 5

350.6

352.4

363.1

254 8
238 0
197.4
9 5
31.1
16 8

250. 9
234.4
192.7

32.3
16.5

250 7
234 2
191.8
9 6
32.8
16 4

255 3
238 4
195. 0
10 0
33.4
16 9

^258 4
v 241. 3
p 197. 6
v 10.0
P33. 7
p 17. 1

55 0
31.3
11 5
12 2

55.3
30.6
12 6
12 1

56 2
30.7
13 4
12 1

56 6
31. 1
13 3
12 2

*>57. 5
P31.8
v 13.3
p 12 3

38.8
39 9
19.9
20 0
-1. 1

31.3
31.7
16.1
15 5

32.5
32 0
16.3
15 7

38.0
37.9
19.3
18 6

do

12 y

13 0

13 1

13 2

do

438 9

425 8

429 0

439 0

Personal consumption expenditures total
Durable goods
Nondurable goods
Services

do
do
do
do

287
39
138
108

2
6
8
7

286 2
36.3
139 8
110 1

288 3
35 6
141 4
111 3

291
36
142
112

5
1
9
5

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

do
do
do
do

61.5
37 1
26 7
—2 3

49.6
36 3
22 9
—9 5

49
34
22
—8

53
36
22
—5

7
3
3
0

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

do
do
do
do
do
do

Proprietors' and rental income, total of
do
Business and professionald"1--- . .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
Gross national product totar^f

9.4

.5

-.3

.2

2
9
3
0

1 9

.5

5

5

88 3
50 5
46 0
37.8

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 -

89.5
50 9
45.6
38.6

90.9
51 9
46 0
39.1

p 13 3

93 3
53 4
46 6
39.9

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

do
do
do

349 7
43.0
306 8

347 3
42.3
305.0

349 8
42 3
307 5

357 5
43 5
314 0

Personal saving §

do

19 6

18 8

19 2

22 5

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

1
1

S54. 2
358. 8

356 1

357 8

357.5

' 242. 2
97.1
63.5
33.7
i 48.0

238. 5
97.7
63.6
33.8
43.4

239.4
98 4
63.6
33.9
43.5

239.0
97.7
63.7
33.9
43.7

350.2

348 4

348.2

346.4

347.1

348.1

349.9

352 0

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

238.0
101.0
63.6
32.9
40.5

237.3
99.8
63.7
33.2
40.6

235.1
97.9
63.5
33.1
40.7

233.2
95.6
63.4
33.2
41.0

232.6
95.3
62.9
33.3
41.1

232.0
95.0
62.4
33.4
41.2

233.1
95.6
62.6
33.4
41.5

235.8
96 6
63.3
33.6
42.4

Other labor income _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ . . _ _ . d o
Proprietors' and rental income
do
Personal interest income and dividends
do
Transfer payments
do
Less personal contributions for social insurance
bil. of dol—

9.2
54.8
31.8
23.0

9.2

9.1

8.9

8.9

8.9

55.3
31.8
23.8

56.5
31.7
26.4

9.2

55.7
31.7
24.8

56.1
31.7
26.1

9.1

9.2

55.1
31.8
23.9

8.9

9.0

55.2
30.0
23.3

56.2
31.8
26 0

56.3
31.8
26.5

56.6
31.9
26.8

57 0
31.9
27 0

57.3
31.9
26.9

6.6

6.6

6.7

6.7

6.6

6.6

6.7

6.7

7.0

6.8

6.8

6.8

bil of dol

9.0

r

360. 4

359 3

r 242. 0
100. 3
'63.9
r
34. 2
'43.7

242.9
100 7
64.2
34.3
43.8

9.3
57.5
31.9
r
26.6

57.6
30.2
26 1

6.8

6.8

r

r

9.3

335.2
332.5
330.5
332.4
339.2
342.5
340.7 ' 343. 6
Total nonagricultural income
do
333.0
330.1
331.0
335.1 1 342. 0
340.9
r
!
Revised.
*> Preliminary.
Italicized total excludes and other footnoted figures include lump-sum retroactive salary payments to Federal employees; disbursements of $380 million multiplied by 12 (to put on annual rate basis) amounted to $4.6 billion.
f Revised series. Estimates of national income and product and personal income have been revised back to 1946; revisions beginning 1946 appear on pp. 12 ff. of the July 1958 SURVEY.
^Includes inventory valuation adjustment.
^For data in constant dollars and revised definitions for several components,
seo pp. 10 ff. of the December 1958 SURVEY.
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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