Bureau of Economic Analysis

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Agency overview
Formed January 1, 1972
Preceding agency
  • Office of Business Economics
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Employees 500
Annual budget $96.5 million (2013)
Agency executive
Parent agency Economics and Statistics Administration
Website www.bea.gov

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is a U.S. government agency that provides official macroeconomic and industry statistics including the gross domestic product of the United States.

BEA is part of the United States Department of Commerce and is one of the principal agencies of the U.S. Federal Statistical System.[1] Its stated mission is to "promote a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic data in an objective and cost-effective manner".[2]

BEA has about 500 employees and an annual budget of approximately $96.5 million.[3]

See also


  1. "U.S. Economy at a Glance". Bureau of Economic Analysis. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  2. "BEA: Mission, Vision, and Values". Bureau of Economic Analysis. Retrieved 2008-06-29.
  3. Statistical Programs of the United States Government. Office of Management and Budget. November 26, 2012. Pages 5 and 92.

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