Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Bureau of Economic Analysis
Agency overview
Formed January 1, 1972
Preceding agency
  • Office of Business Economics
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Agency executive
  • Director, Brian C. Moyer
Parent agency Economics and Statistics Administration
Website www.bea.gov

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides important economic statistics including the gross domestic product of the United States. BEA is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System. BEA produces some of the most closely watched economic statistics that influence decisions of government officials, business people, and individuals.[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]

See also


  1. "U.S. Economy at a Glance". Bureau of Economic Analysis. Retrieved 13 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "BEA: Mission, Vision, and Values". Bureau of Economic Analysis. Retrieved 2008-06-29.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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