The U.S. Economic Forecast

Updated: September 14, 2016
Percentage change, seasonally adjusted annual rates (except where noted)

2016 2017 2015 2016 2017
II Q* III Q IV Q I Q II Q Annual Annual Annual
Real GDP 1.1 2.5 1.9 1.9 1.7 2.6 1.4 1.9
Real Consumer Spending 4.4 3.2 2.0 2.2 2.1 3.2 2.7 2.4
Housing Starts mil. Units 1.16 1.20 1.22 1.23 1.25 1.11 1.18 1.25
Real Capital Spending −0.9 1.4 0.8 1.5 2.0 2.1 −0.9 1.4
Net Exports
−561.9 −578.6 −598.7 −620.5 −641.9 −539.9 −576.3 −647.7

* Actual Value

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