Posted August 29, 2018

2Q GDP growth at 4.2 percent

Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018, according to the "second" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

In the first quarter, real GDP increased 2.2 percent.

The increase in real GDP in the second quarter reflected positive contributions from personal consumption expenditures, nonresidential fixed investment, exports, federal government spending, and state and local government spending that were partly offset by negative contributions from private inventory investment and residential fixed investment.

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