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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 ›