The Conference Board uses cookies to improve our website, enhance your experience, and deliver relevant messages and offers about our products. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this site is provided in our cookie policy. For more information on how The Conference Board collects and uses personal data, please visit our privacy policy. By continuing to use this Site or by clicking "OK", you consent to the use of cookies. 
Economic Indicators & Forecasting Topics
The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

The U.S. economy is ending 2013 with slow growth, in line with the overall sluggish performance for the year as a whole. The Conference Board Holiday Spending Survey does not provide strong hope that the holiday season will greatly lift the fourth-quarter GDP growth rate, which we believe is an anemic 1.2 percent annualized. However, stronger employment data and manufacturing surveys point to moderately firmer growth in 2014. Moreover, the large fiscal drag experienced in 2013 should lessen substantially in 2014. For the global economy, we estimate that economic activity will pick up in 2014, but only modestly from a tepid 2.8 percent in 2013 to 3.1 percent in 2014. 

Pricing
Economics Watch Reports (8 pgs)
Members: Sign in to see if this product is complimentary with your membership.
Non-members: Not available
(Email us to learn more about membership
)