The U.S. Economic Forecast

Updated: April 13, 2016
Percentage change, seasonally adjusted annual rates (except where noted)

2015 2016 2015 2016 2017
IV Q I Q II Q III Q IV Q Annual Annual Annual
Real GDP 1.4 0.3 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.4 1.6 2.0
Real Consumer Spending 2.4 1.7 2.4 2.4 2.3 3.1 2.4 2.2
Housing Starts mil. Units 1.14 1.16 1.21 1.23 1.26 1.11 1.22 1.33
Real Capital Spending −2.1 −1.4 2.8 3.6 3.4 2.8 1.0 3.1
Net Exports
Chn.2009$
−551.9 −580.6 −597.3 −613.8 −628.9 −543.5 −605.1 −664.8

* Actual Value

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