The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the second estimate of real GDP growth for the fourth quarter of 2012. The BEA advises that the revised estimate is based on more complete source data than were available at the time of the advance estimate. Real GDP growth was revised upward by 0.2 percentage points, from -0.1% in the advance estimate… Read More ›

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## Near Term Economic Growth – A Fiscal Cliffhanger II

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the third (and final) estimate of real GDP growth for the third quarter of 2012. Growth was revised to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.1%, up from 2.7% in the second estimate (last month) and 2.0% in the advance estimate (October), a marked improvement from the second quarter pace of 1.3%. The… Read More ›

## Near Term Economic Growth – A Fiscal Cliffhanger

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the second estimate of real GDP growth for the third quarter of 2012. Growth was revised upward to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.7%, up from 2.0% in the advance estimate last month. Real GDP grew at a 1.3% pace in the second quarter. The revision was largely due to upward revisions… 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 ›

## First Quarter GDP Growth – Second Estimate: Not All Bad

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 ›

## 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 ›