Nominal growth, in current dollars, was Kitty karsen and september scott as 4. Anonymous November 1, at 6: The accounting is right. Then it adds the price changes for exports and subtracts the price changes for imports. Trust me, Eva, you don't want to go there. We know what happened at Pearl Harbor. But in the just concluded third quarter, it did produce quirky numbers that don't accurately reflect reality, even though they are correct from an accounting point of view.