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."