Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Transactions, First Quarter 2022 and Annual Update

Sáb, 06/25/2022 - 14:03 -- lcolin

The U.S. current-account balance deficit widened 29.6% in the first quarter of 2022, wich reflected the increased of imports on goods. The déficit increased to 4.8% of current-dollar gross domestic product.

The first quarter was the seventh consecutive that increase the current-account deficit since the second quarter of 2020 as result of covid-19 pandemic.

The exports increased in industrial supplies and material, and primarily petroleum. And the imports increased in consumer and capital goods. In the other balances there is not significantly changes.

Gross Domestic Product (Second Estimate) and Corporate Profits (Preliminary), First Quarter 2022

Vie, 05/27/2022 - 21:14 -- lcolin

The second estimate of GDP released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis show a decrease at an annual rate 1.5 percent in the first quarter of 2022, worst than released last month.

The drop was due to a drcreased in exports, government spending and an increase in imports. Within exports, were widespread decreased in nondurable goods. The decreased in government spending reflected a reduced in defense spending on intermediate goods and services. And the increased in imports was led by increases in durable goods.

In general, in the first quarter of 2022, an increase of COVID-19 cases still restricted opperations and activities production in some parts inside and outside of the country.

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