U.S. Input-Output Tables from BEA Data: Available Now

One of the hard parts about building Leontief input-output models is that the source data are hard to use.

Instead of producing a square industry-by-industry input-output table, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) produces rectangular “use” and “make” tables. The make table shows products produced by each industry, while the use table shows how products get used by industries, consumers, government and the rest of the world. However, what we need for Leontief models is a square table that shows only the industry-by-industry relationships.

I’ve you’re a researcher who has run into this problem, I have good news. Our economists have produced summary-level (134 industries) and detailed-level (426 industries) input-output tables from BEA data, which are now for sale on our “Data Products” page. We’ve also written up a methodology paper explaining how the tables are derived, allowing you to reproduce them quickly and easily. See here to place an order today.

One Response to U.S. Input-Output Tables from BEA Data: Available Now

  1. Santiago Barraza says:

    I am interested in your Input-Output tables. I think the detailed one would better fit my needs. Nevertheless, I have three questions regarding the formats:
    1. Your detailed I-O includes 426 industries, whereas in my dataset I have 1036 six digit different codes. Do you know what can be the origin of this miss-match? I so, do you know how to overcome it?
    2. Do you offer a mapping between the codes in your table and SIC codes?
    3. Can I have, in advance, a list of the codes included in your table/s so that I explore possible problems that might arise with any required mapping?
    Thanks in advance,
    Santiago Barraza

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