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* BUSINESS STATISTICS
THE DATA here are a continuation of the statistics published in the 1949 Statistical Supplement to the SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS.
That volume (price $1.25) contains monthly data for the years 1945 to 1948, and monthly averages for earlier years back to 1935 insofar as available; it also provides a description of each series and references to sources of monthly figures prior to 1945. Series added or revised since publication of the 1949 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. The terms "unadjusted" and "adjusted" used to designate index numbers and dollar values refer to
adjustment of monthly figures for seasonal variation.
Data subsequent to February 1951 for selected series will be found in the Weekly Supplement to the SURVEY.
Unless otherwise stated, statistics through
1948 and descriptive notes are shown in the
1949 Statistical Supplement to the Survey

1951

1950

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

January

February

GENERAL BUSINESS INDICATORS
NATIONAL INCOME AND PRODUCTf
Seasonally adjusted quarterly totals at annual rates:
National income total
bil of dol
Compensation of employees, total
do
"Wages and salaries total
do
Private
do
Military
do
Government civilian
do
Supplements to wages and salaries
do
Proprietors' and rental income total c? do
Business and professionalcf
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

216.9
142.3
135.2
114.3
4.5
16.4
7.1
41.5
21.4
12.8
7.3

229 1
147.9
140 6
119.5
4.5
16 6
7.3
41 2
22.3
11.7
7.1

244 0
155 3
147 8
125.3

162.7
155 1
130.3

7.4
45.5
24.6
13.5
7.4

7.6
46 3
24.3
14.4
7 6

28.1
29.2
13.2
16 0
— 1.0
5.0

35.0
37.4
16 5
20 9
—2 4
5.0

38.1
46.4
20.6
25 8
-8.3
5.0

— 8.5
5.1

Gross national product, total
do
Personal consumption expenditures total do
Durable goods
do
Nondurable goods
do
Services
do
Gross private domestic investment
do
New construction
do
Producers' durable equipment
do
Change in business inventories
do
Net foreign investment
do
Government purchases of goods and services,
total
bil. of dol
Federal (less Government sales)
do
State and local
do

263.3
182 6
26.4
97.9
58.3
41 8
20.0
19 5
2 3
— 1.7

271.6
185.8
26 5
99 9
59 5
47 7
21 5
21.8
4 4
— 1.7

283.9
198.9
34.0
104 5
60.4
47 8
23.0
26 3
—1.5
-3.3

300.3
195.8
30.0
104.3
61.5
60.2
22.9
26 1
11.2
-3.4

40.5
21 8
18.7

39.9
21 1
18.8

40.4
20 9
19.5

47.6
26.9
20.8

Personal income total
Less* Personal tax and nontax payments
Equals' Disposable personal income
Personal saving§

216.4
19 0
197.4
14 8

215 1
19 5
195 6
98

224 9
20 3
204.6
5.7

234.9
23.3
211.6
15 8

do
do
do
do

PERSONAL INCOME, BY SOURCEf
Seasonally adjusted, at annual rates:
Total personal income
bil. of dol
Wage and salary receipts, total
do
Employer disbursements, total
do
Commodity-producing industries
do
Distributive industries
. . ._ .. do_._
Service industries
do
Government
do
Less employee contributions for social insurance
bil. of dol
Other labor income
do
Proprietors' and rental income
do
Personal interest income and dividends_do
Total transfer payments
_
do_ .
Total noil agricultural income

do

' 240. 9
156. 7
160. 2
* 71.1
M3. 2

215.4
131.5
134.2
55.8
39.3
18.1
21.0

219.3
133.6
136.4
57.7
39.6
18.1
21.0

213.8
135.3
138.1
59.1
39.7
18.2
21.1

214.5
137.7
140.5
60.9
40.1
18.5
21.0

217. 1
140.2
143. 2
62.7
40.7
18.6
21.2

220.7
141.7
144. 5
63. 3
40.9
18.7
21.6

225.4
145.5
148.5
65.6
41.7
18.8
22.4

228.7
147.8
150.6
66.5
41.6
18.8
23.7

231. 1
150. 7
153.8
68. 6
41.9
19.2
24.1

232. 9
152.1
155.1
69.1
41.9
19.3
24.8

241.0
154.3
157.2
70.0
42.4
19.4
25.4

2.7
3.0
41.0
17.7
22.2

2.8
3.3
40.2
18.0
24.2

2.8
3.3
39.8
18.2
17.2

2.8
3.4
41.5
17.8
14.1

3.0
3.4
42.3
17.8
13.4

2.8
3.4
45.5
17.8
12.3

3.0
3.4
46.1
18.4
12.0

2.8
3.4
45.0
21.1
11.4

3.1
3.4
45.7
19.2
12.1

3.0
3.4
46.2
19.4
11.8

2.9
3.4
47.0
24.7
11.6

3.5
3.5
M9.3

'12.4

3.3
3.5
47.7
19.1
12.0

199.0

203.7

198.7

198.4

200.7

202.7

207.3

211.2

212.7

213.9

221.9

r 220. 9

222.1

r
r

r 19.9

26.0

' 19.0

241.0
158.7
162.0
72.0
43.4
19.9
26.7

NEW PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
EXPENDITURES

r 4, 700
r 5, 830
All industries, quarterly total
mil. of doL _
4,330
3,700
i 5, 500
r
2 790
Manufacturing
'do
1 520
i 2, 670
1,860
2,050
Mining
do
150
i 190
160
180
200
T
300
290
Railroad
do
230
' 360
320
Other transportation
do
i 150
90
80
140
120
r
940
i 830
760
Electric and gas utilities
do
650
820
r
1
1,160
Commercial and miscellaneous
do
I
1,060
1, 440
••1,240
1, 300
r
l
Revised.
Estimates for January-March, based on anticipated capital expenditures of business.
fRevised series. Quarterly estimates of national income, gross national product, arid personal income and monthly estimates of personal income have been revised beginning 1946: see
pp. 28-35 of the July 1950 SURVEY for the revised figures.
^Includes inventory valuation adjustment.
§Personal saving is excess of disposable income over personal consumption expenditures shown as a component of gross national product above.
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