Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Q3 GDP Revised Up to 3.2% Annual Rate

by Bill McBride on 11/29/2016 08:46:00 AM

From the BEA: Gross Domestic Product: Third Quarter 2016 (Second Estimate)

Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the third quarter of 2016, according to the "second" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 1.4 percent.

The GDP estimate released today is based on more complete source data than were available for the "advance" estimate issued last month. In the advance estimate, the increase in real GDP was 2.9 percent. With the second estimate for the third quarter, the general picture of economic growth remains the same; the increase in personal consumption expenditures was larger than previously estimated ...
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Here is a Comparison of Second and Advance Estimates. PCE growth was revised up from 2.1% to 2.8%. (decent PCE).  Non-Residential investment in structures was revised up from 5.4% to +10.1%. This was above the consensus forecast.