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Definition of 'Corporate Profits'

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) at the United States Department of Commerce publishes the Corporate Profits figures. This happens during the last week of the second month of each quarter except for the data that is released for the fourth quarter which is published in the last week of the third month following that quarter.

Corporate Profits are broken down into:
  • Profits from current production (aka operating/economic profits).
  • Capital consumption adjustments.
  • Inventory valuation adjustment.
  • Book profits.
  • After tax profits.

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