The U.S. Economic Forecast

Updated: April 9, 2014
Percentage change, seasonally adjusted annual rates (except where noted)

2013 2014 2013 2014 2015
IV Q * I Q II Q III Q IV Q Annual Annual Annual
Real GDP 2.6 1.0 2.5 2.7 3.0 1.9 2.4 2.7
Real Consumer Spending 3.3 1.9 2.5 2.6 2.4 2.0 2.4 2.5
Housing Starts mil. Units 1.01 0.92 1.08 1.14 1.20 0.93 1.08 1.36
Real Capital Spending 5.7 3.7 7.1 7.3 6.3 2.7 5.5 5.8
Net Exports Bill -382.8 -410.4 -410.8 -414.4 -413.2 -412.3 -412.2 -415.7

* Actual Value

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