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Housing Share of GDP: Housing Services Offsets Slight RFI Decline

With the release of the final estimates of second quarter 2016 GDP growth (revised up three-tenths to a 1.4% growth rate), housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) held steady at 15.7%. The home building and remodeling component—residential fixed investment—as a share of GDP declined slightly to 3.5%. Housing-related activities contribute to GDP in two basic ways. The first is… Read More ›

Housing Share of GDP Expands

With the release of the final estimates of first quarter 2016 GDP growth (revised up two-tenths to a 1.1% growth rate), housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) ticked up slightly to 15.4%.  The home building and remodeling component – residential fixed investment – as a share of GDP expanded to 3.4%. Housing-related activities contribute to GDP in two basic… Read More ›

Housing Share of GDP: Third Quarter 2015

With the release of the final estimates of third quarter 2015 GDP (a 2% annual growth rate), housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) was effectively unchanged at 15.32%. However, the home building and remodeling component – residential fixed investment – expanded for the fourth consecutive quarter to 3.26% of total GDP. Housing-related activities contribute to GDP in two basic ways. The first is through… Read More ›

Housing’s Share of GDP Expanded at the Start of 2015

With the release of the final estimates of first quarter 2015 GDP growth (a decline of -0.2%), housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) grew to 15.45%, with home building and remodeling yielding 3.14 percentage points of that total. Housing-related activities contribute to GDP in two basic ways. The first is through residential fixed investment (RFI). RFI is effectively the measure of the home building… Read More ›

Housing’s Share of GDP: 15.5% for the Second Quarter

Housing is an important source of economic growth. As of the second quarter of 2014, housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) was 15.5%, with home building and remodeling yielding 3.1 percentage points of that total. Housing-related activities contribute to GDP in two basic ways. The first is through residential fixed investment (RFI). RFI is effectively the measure of the home… Read More ›

First Quarter 2014: Housing Share of the Economy at 15.5%

Housing is an important source of economic growth. As of the first quarter of 2014, housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) was 15.5%, with home building yielding 3 percentage points of that total. Housing-related activities contribute to GDP in two basic ways. The first is through residential fixed investment (RFI). RFI is effectively the measure of the home building and… Read More ›

Housing’s Contribution to GDP: 3Q13

Housing is an important source of economic growth. As of the third quarter of 2013, housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) was 15.6%, with home building yielding 3.2 percentage points of that total. Housing-related activities contribute to GDP in two basic ways. The first is through residential fixed investment (RFI). RFI is effectively the measure of the home building and remodeling contribution… Read More ›

Housing’s Contribution to GDP: 2Q13

Housing is an important source of economic growth. As of the second quarter of 2013, housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) was 15.6%, with home building yielding 3.1 percentage points of that total. Housing-related activities contribute to GDP in two basic ways. The first is through residential fixed investment (RFI). RFI is effectively the measure of the home building and… Read More ›