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U.S. Economy Increases at a 2.1% Pace in the Third Quarter

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Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 2.1 percent in the third quarter of 2019, according to the “third” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The growth rate was unrevised from the “second” estimate released in November. In the second quarter, real GDP rose 2.0 percent. GDP highlights The third-quarter increase in real GDP reflected increases in consumer spending, government...

Remarks by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at the U.S.-Japan Roundtable Washington Conference

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Thank you, Ambassador Morningstar for recognizing the need to create the Global Energy Center. We are all beneficiaries of all your hard work in promoting the great partnership that exists between the United States and Japan. Thank you also to our colleagues from the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry for being here from Japan. We greatly appreciate METI’s support for this, the 12th Annual U...

Why the Census Bureau Is Establishing a “Trust & Safety” Team

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The 2020 Census is a nationwide count of all people living in the United States that occurs only once every ten years. At the U.S. Census Bureau, we are devoting great resources, energy and passion to educating the public about the upcoming 2020 Census. We are joined in our efforts by thousands of partners, supporters and stakeholders across the country, including state, local and tribal...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Five Affirmative Final Circumvention Determinations on Steel Products from Vietnam

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced five affirmative final antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) circumvention determinations involving steel products that are produced in Korea and Taiwan, shipped to Vietnam for minor processing, and then exported to the United States as corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) and cold-rolled steel (CRS) – in circumvention of existing...

Top 5 Commerce Blogs of 2019

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This past year, the Commerce Department and its diverse bureaus and agencies were active in promoting job creation and economic growth, ensuring fair and reciprocal trade, leveling the playing field for American workers, and providing critical economic data to policymakers and the public. To close out the year, we have put together a list of our top blogs for 2019. This past year, our readers top...

BEA Releases First Official Release of Gross Domestic Product by County

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Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 2,375 counties, decreased in 717, and was unchanged in 21 in 2018, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The percentage change in real GDP ranged from 86.5 percent in Jackson County, WV, to -44.0 percent in Grant County, ND. GDP is the value of goods and services produced within a county. The size of a...

Holiday Fire Safety: Watering Your Christmas Tree Reduces Fire Hazard

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Every year in the U.S., fire departments respond to an estimated 210 home fires involving Christmas trees. Even though Christmas tree fires are infrequent, when they occur, they can be dangerous and costly. These fires cause an annual average of 6 civilian deaths, 16 civilian injuries, and $16.2 million in property damage. The good news is that by keeping your Christmas tree watered, you can enjoy...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on USMCA Developments

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement upon the announcement of a deal between the White House and House of Representatives on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement: “Thanks to the steadfast leadership of the President, passage of the USMCA continues to gain momentum, as leaders from Canada, Mexico, and our own congressional members have all now voiced...