U.S. Business: SIGNS OF RISE

Indicator 1963 1964 Change

Gross Nat'l Product¹ $572 bill. $607 bill. up 6.1%

Capital Spending¹ $ 36.95 bill. $ 41.25 bill. up 11.6%

Retail Sales² $ 35.3 bill $ 37.6 bill. up 6.5%

Cash Dividends² $ 1.6 bill. $ 1.8 bill. up 9.8%

Personal Incomes³ $454 bill. $478 bill. up 5.3%

Housing Starts³ 1,380,000 1,643,000 up 19 %

Steel (1st eleven weeks) 22.1 mill. tons 24.5 mill. tons up 10.8%

Consumer Price Index (Jan.) 106 107.6 up 1.5%

Wholesale Price Index (Feb.)...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!