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GDP Growth – Inching Up, But Trouble Ahead

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) third estimate of real GDP growth for the fourth quarter of 2012 revises growth up to +0.4% from the initial estimate of -0.1% in the advance estimate and +0.1% in the second estimate. Non-residential fixed investment and exports were revised upward, personal consumption expenditures were revised downward. Real GDP grew at a 3.1% annual… Read More ›

GDP Growth in the Third Quarter – Improved But Still Slow

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the advance estimate of real GDP growth for the third quarter of 2012 last week. Real GDP grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.0%, up from 1.3% in the second quarter. Key contributors to growth were personal consumption expenditures (PCE), federal government defense spending and residential fixed investment (RFI). Growth in… Read More ›

GDP Growth Slows in the Second Quarter

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the advance estimate of real GDP growth for the second quarter of 2012 and their regular annual revisions which cover the first quarter of 2009 through the first quarter of 2012. In the second quarter real GDP grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.5 percent, down from 2.0 percent in the… Read More ›

Fourth Quarter GDP Growth – Second Estimate: A Little More Encouraging

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the second estimate of real GDP growth for the fourth quarter of 2011. The revised estimate shows real GDP grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.0 percent, up from 2.8 percent as initially reported. The upward revision came primarily from stronger growth in nonresidential fixed investment and personal consumption expenditures and… Read More ›

Fourth Quarter GDP Growth – Advance Estimate: Encouraging

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the advance estimate of real GDP growth for the fourth quarter of 2011. Real GDP grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.8 percent, up from 1.8 percent in the third quarter. The main contributors were private inventory investment and personal consumption expenditures (PCE). Declines in government spending, at the federal, state… Read More ›