Profits, Cash Flow, Dividends and Wages As Percent of GDP Since the 1940’s

These data from the St. Louis Federal Reserve represent the combination of private and public companies in the United States.  The overall trend is that profits, cash flow and dividends are well above average levels, and wages are below average levels.

Corporate Profits as % GDP

  • Minimum: 3.01%
  • Maximum: 10.80%
  • Median: 5.85%
  • Average: 6.18%
  • Current: 10.56%

 Corporate Cash Flow as % GDP

  • Minimum: 4.72%
  • Maximum: 13.09%
  • Median: 8.76%
  • Average: 8.78%
  • Current: 11.69%

Dividends as % GDP

  • Minimum: 1.95%
  • Maximum: 5.86%
  • Median: 2.58%
  • Average: 2.98%
  • Current: 4.80%

Wages as % GDP

  • Minimum: 43.69%
  • Maximum: 53.41%
  • Median: 47.74%
  • Average: 48.31%
  • Current: 44.10%

 

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