I don't think this is correct. GDP is calculated on a value-add basis. If you buy a Dell PC that contains an imported hard drive the cost of that drive doesn't count toward GDP. It doesn't matter if the hard drive came from a foreign company such as Fujitsu, a domestic company such as Seagate that manufactures in Malaysia, or even from a Dell-owned overseas factory. It's still an import.
This gets more confusing if you consider a hypothetical case.
Ford outsources a component. The company is based in Texas, and sends the labor intensive part of production to Mexico, 25 miles away. All the production is internal to the company. Is it an import? Does the company care? Does their accounting track such things?
If this would be true....and the stats are not corrected by this....Mr.Greenspan should be fired. On every occasion be it at the senate banking comet� or in kongress he allways praised the productivity gains that have been accomplished by tech-investment. If this all was nonsense....every investor in the world that invested in the US based on these numbers could claim a huge amount of wrong allocated money from the various governments that backed Mr.Greenspan. Again: W H O brings trust back to the US....so that foreigners really start investing into this country again!