Bureau of Economic Analysis
|Bureau of Economic Analysis|
|Formed||January 1, 1972|
|Preceding agency||Office of Business Economics|
|Agency executive||Director, J. Steven Landefeld|
|Parent agency||Economics and Statistics Administration|
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an agency in the "United States Department of Commerce" that has economic statistics like the gross domestic product of the United States. Its stated mission is to "promote a better understanding of the U.S. economy by having the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic data in an objective and cost-effective manner."