U.S. GDP revision

U.S. GDP grew at a 5.2% in Q3, stronger than expected

U.S. GDP figure better that forecast

The U.S. economy grew even stronger than previously calculated in the third quarter, the result of better than expected business investment and stronger government spending, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported  Wednesday 29th November 2023.

Gross domestic product (GDP), a measure of all goods and services produced during the three-month period, climbed to 5.2% annualised pace, the department’s second estimate showed. The increase superseded the initial 4.9% figure and was better than the 5% forecast from economists.

Upward revision

Primarily, the upward revision came from increases in non-residential fixed investment, which includes structures equipment and intellectual property. The category showed an increase of 1.3%, which still presented a sharp downward shift from previous quarters. Government spending also helped boost the Q3 estimate, rising 5.5% for the July-through-September 2023 period.

However, consumer spending registered a downward revision, now rising just 3.6%, compared to 4% in the initial estimate.


There was some mixed news on the inflation front. The personal consumption expenditures price index, a gauge the Federal Reserve follows closely, increased 2.8% for the period, a 0.1% downward revision.

Corporate profits increased 4.3% during the period, up sharply from the 0.8% gain in the second quarter.

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