U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an agency in the Economics and Statistics Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Although established in its current form in January, 1972, the BEA actually traces its functional origin back to February 1820, when the Department of the Treasury was directed to provide annual statistics on U.S. foreign commerce. The contemporary mission of the BEA is to promote understanding of the U.S. economy through the provision of the most timely, relevant, and accurate economics account data in an objective and cost-effective manner. The BEA accomplishes its mission through the collection and research of source data, the development and implementation of estimation methodologies, and the dissemination of its reports to the public.

The BEA produces more than 15,000 ...

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