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The Second Quarter of Negative Growth: A Recession?

The U.S. economy definitively slowed in the first half of 2022 as the Federal Reserve tightened financial conditions. Real GDP fell for the second straight quarter, while the Fed raised interest rates by 75 basis points for the second consecutive month to reduce inflation pressure. Despite these negative elements, the job market remained solid amid inflation concerns and growing recession… Read More ›

GDP Unexpectedly Decreases in the First Quarter

In the first quarter of 2022, real GDP declined for the first time since the pandemic recession, as inflation surged to a 40-year high and supply chain disruptions remain persistent. This quarter’s decrease reflected a deceleration in private inventory investment, decreases in exports and government spending and an increase in imports. According to the “advance” estimate  released by the Bureau… Read More ›

Inventories Boost Fourth Quarter GDP Growth

Real GDP growth accelerated in the fourth quarter of 2021 despite omicron’s spread. This quarter’s growth reflected strong gains in private inventory investment and consumer spending. According to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 6.9% in the fourth quarter of 2021, after a disappointing 2.3%… Read More ›

Economic Growth Decelerates in the Third Quarter of 2021

Real GDP growth slowed to a moderate pace in the third quarter of 2021, as supply-chain disruptions continued, the cost of living rose, and 4.3 million workers quit their jobs. According to the “advance” estimate  released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.0% in the third quarter of… Read More ›

US Economic Growth Slows to 2.3% in 2019

According to the “advance” estimate  released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), real gross domestic product (GDP) expanded at an annual rate of 2.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019, the same increase as in the third quarter. This marks the 23rd consecutive quarter of growth. For the full year, real GDP increased 2.3% in 2019, down from a… Read More ›

US Economic Growth Surprises to Upside in First Quarter

According to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.2% in the first quarter of 2019, faster than the 2.2% increase in the fourth quarter of 2018 and above NAHB’s forecast. It is the 20th consecutive quarter of growth. Since the first quarter of 2017,… Read More ›

Residential Fixed Investment Slows in Second Quarter

The final estimate of second quarter 2017 GDP growth (revised up two-tenths of a percentage point to 1.4%), shows that housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) declined from 15.6% to 15.5%. Likewise, the home building and remodeling component—residential fixed investment (RFI)—fell 0.1 percentage point to 3.5% as a share of GDP.  The slower second-quarter growth of RFI subtracted 0.3 percentage point… Read More ›

Residential Fixed Investment Reaches Near-Decade High

Final estimates of first quarter 2017 GDP growth (revised up two-tenths of a percentage point to 1.4%), show that housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) was unchanged at 15.6%. The home building and remodeling component—residential fixed investment (RFI)—increased 0.1 percentage point to 3.6% as a share of GDP.  The first-quarter expansion of RFI added 0.48 percentage point to the… Read More ›

Housing Provides Boost to GDP

Final estimates of fourth quarter 2016 GDP growth (revised up two-tenths of a percentage point to 2.1%), show that housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) was unchanged at 15.6%. The home building and remodeling component—residential fixed investment (RFI)—also held steady at 3.5% as a share of GDP. The fourth-quarter expansion of RFI added 0.35 percentage points to the headline… Read More ›