Hello, I'm a new IMPLAN user, and at the moment, I'm just trying to compare IMPLAN defaults to BEA data to make sure I understand how they relate to each other. I'm studying the coal industry in WV. I see the overall output of the industry is $6.717 b in 2010, according to IMPLAN. However, I can calculate the value of the state's coal produced in 2010 (using average pricing and production values for northern and southern counties separately) and I come up with $9.5 b. 1) Is it a good assumption to say that the value of the coal produced should be equal to the industry's total output? If not, thoughts on why the discrepancy is so large? 2) Are federal income taxes included in the IBT category? So, if I have a good estimate of state and local taxes paid in 2010, the difference between IMPLAN IBT and my state/local number should roughly be federal taxes (incl. excise and income)? Thanks for any insights!
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