The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the second estimate of real GDP growth for the first quarter of 2012. The second estimate shows real GDP grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.9 percent, down from the advance estimate of 2.2 percent. Growth in the fourth quarter of 2011 was 3.0 percent. The modest downward revision was based… Read More ›

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## First Quarter GDP Growth – Advance Estimate: Better Than It Looks

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the advance estimate of real GDP growth for the first quarter of 2012. The advance estimate shows real GDP grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.2 percent. This is a deceleration from a 3.0 percent rate in the fourth quarter of 2011. The deceleration was the result of slowing inventory investment… 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 ›

## Third Quarter GDP Growth – 2nd Estimate: Inventory Size Matters

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the second estimate of real GDP growth for the third quarter of 2011. Revised GDP grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.0 percent, down from the first estimate of 2.5 percent, but up from 1.3 percent in the second quarter and 0.4 percent in the first quarter. The major components of… Read More ›

## Lessons From the GDP Report: Not Much to Like

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the “advance” estimate of real GDP growth for the second quarter of 2011, along with revisions going back to 2003. The key points from the data are that the recession was deeper, the recovery has been weaker, and the recent soft patch has followed a more discouraging path than was originally indicated. The… Read More ›