Flow of Funds Accounts--Composition of Individuals' Savings: 1952 to 2006

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 653):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 74 rows and 57 columns.

In billions of dollars (29.8 represents $29,800,000,000). Combined statement for households, farm business, and nonfarm noncorporate business. Minus sign (-) indicates decrease. Personal saving on national income account basis measures personal saving as income less taxes and consumption; flow-of-funds basis measures the same concept from acquisition of assets less borrowing


  1. Only directly held and those in closed-end and exchange-traded funds. Other equities are included in
    mutual funds and life insurance and pension reserves.
  2. Includes corporate farms.
  3. Line 18 less line 23.
  4. Line 42 and 43 are conceptually equivalent but measure saving using different data. Line 42 is net acquisition of financial assets (line 1) plus net investment in tangible assets net of consumer durables
    (line 27 less line 41) less net increase in liabilities (line 32). Line 43 is disposable personal income (line 45) less personal outlays (table F.100, line 4).


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