6 Years Worth Of Quarterly GDP Reports In One Awesome Chart

Doug Short is out with his chart illustrating the latest GDP advance estimate tick, which shocked everyone by going negative.

First, here’s the BEA’s Breakdown:

  • Real personal consumption expenditures increased +2.2 percent in Q4, compared with an increase of 1.6 percent in Q3.
  • Real nonresidential fixed investment increased +8.4 percent in Q4, compared with a decrease of -1.8 percent in Q3.
  • Exports decreased -5.7 percent in Q4, compared with an increase of +1.9 percent in Q3.  Imports decreased -3.2 percent, compared with a decrease of -0.6 percent in Q3.
  • Government spending decreased -15.0 percent in Q4, in contrast to an increase of +9.5 percent in Q3.

And here’s the chart with a nice historic review:

doug short q4 2012 GDP

By: BI

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