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Friday, September 25, 2015

Q2 GDP Revised Up to 3.9% Annual Rate

by Calculated Risk on 9/25/2015 08:35:00 AM

From the BEA: Gross Domestic Product: Second Quarter 2015 (Third Estimate)

Real gross domestic product -- the value of the goods and services produced by the nation’s economy less the value of the goods and services used up in production, adjusted for price changes -- increased at an annual rate of 3.9 percent in the second quarter of 2015, according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 0.6 percent.

The GDP estimate released today is based on more complete source data than were available for the "second" estimate issued last month. In the second estimate, the increase in real GDP was 3.7 percent. With the third estimate for the second quarter, the general picture of economic growth remains the same; personal consumption expenditures (PCE) and nonresidential fixed investment increased more than previously estimated ...
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Here is a Comparison of Third and Second Estimates. PCE growth was revised up from 3.1% to 3.6%. Residential investment was revised up from 7.8% to 9.3%.