Direct output larger than original inputs

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    Hi Alex! Thank you for your forum post! Please let me know if I am misunderstanding your question. From your post, it sounds as if you are asking if the Indirect and Induced impacts can be added to obtain the Direct Impacts. It will not have the desired effect of generating the Direct Impact. This is because the spending pattern reflects the first round in indirect purchases. Therefore, by definition the spending pattern cannot generate direct effects, as it is a result of indirect spending. You can however, export your results to Excel and add back in your Direct values, (Direct Employment, Direct Value Added, Direct Output and Direct Labor Income). Then add down the columns to get your Total Values. Building and Using an Industry Spending Pattern: http://support.implan.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&layout=edit&id=387
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