Economic Statistics



More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public.

Federal statistics play a key role in a broad range of public policy, business, and individual decisions. Federal statistical surveys and compilations of administrative data are extensive undertakings that involve the collection of detailed information, often from large numbers of entities. The principal functions of Federal statistical organizations generally include the compilation, analysis, and the dissemination of information, although the actual mix of functions varies by organization. Federal statistical organizations seek to maintain their independence in the production of their statistics; the confidentiality of information provided by respondents; and high quality standards. These features foster credibility with data users and trust among data providers.

The FEDSTATS ( site provides easy access to the rich array of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.

On this page, economic statistics of the United States are featured.

- Abridged from State Dept. Publications and other U.S. government materials
Domestic Statistics
International Trade Statistics
Web sites

[Last Updated: 9/13/2010]
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