Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Bureau of Economic Analysis
Agency overview
FormedJanuary 1, 1972
Preceding agency
  • Office of Business Economics
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
Agency executive
  • Director, J. Steven Landefeld
Parent agencyEconomics 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."