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Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) "Final" Released Today for Q3, 2007

The final, real U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) report for the third quarter of 2007 was released this morning:

Predicted: +4.9%
Actual: +4.9%

The above percentages represent the quarter-to-quarter change in the Gross Domestic Product for the United States. The "predicted" figure is what economists and Wall Street forecasters were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure. The GDP report is produced by the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Today's final GDP report contains the most authoritative data for Q3, 2007.

The GDP is a very broad measure of economic activity for the entire United States, covering all sectors of the economy. The Commerce Department defines real GDP as, "the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States."

Click here to view the full Commerce Department report (PDF).

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