The U.S. Economic Forecast

Updated: May 13, 2015
Percentage change, seasonally adjusted annual rates (except where noted)

2015 2016 2014 2015 2016
I Q * II Q III Q IV Q I Q Annual Annual Annual
Real GDP 0.2 2.2 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.4
Real Consumer Spending 1.9 3.2 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.5 3.0 2.5
Housing Starts mil. Units 0.97 1.07 1.13 1.19 1.23 1.00 1.09 1.32
Real Capital Spending −3.4 2.6 4.6 4.8 3.9 6.3 3.0 3.9
Net Exports Bill
Chn.2009$
−522.1 −521.9 −533.6 −548.2 −548.7 −452.6 −531.4 −549.7

* Actual Value

Energy and Commodity Prices

Data and Analysis

Learn more

StraightTalk®

Straight Talk November 2014

StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2015: Are We Asleep at the Wheel?

Global Indicators

Economics Watch®

Economics Watch<sup>®</sup>

Economics Watch® is a complimentary global service for member companies that helps senior executives understand changing business and economic conditions worldwide.

Learn More
  • Human Capital
  • Back to Top