The US economy expanded an annualized 4.1% in Q4 2020, slightly higher than the advance estimate of a 4% growth, the second estimate showed. Upward revisions to residential fixed investment, private inventory investment, and state and local government spending were partly offset by a downward revision to personal consumption expenditures. Figures compare with market forecasts of 4.2%. Still, the economy slowed from a record 33.4% expansion in Q3 as the continued rise in COVID-19 cases and restrictions on activity moderated consumer spending. Considering full 2020, the American GDP contracted 3.5%, the same as in the advance estimate and the worst performance since 1946. The outlook for 2021 seems brighter than it was some months ago as vaccination rollout began although at a slower than expected pace and as the new Biden administration unveiled a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan. However, the package hasn't been approved yet and current unemployment insurance benefits expire on March 14th. source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
GDP Growth Rate in the United States averaged 3.17 percent from 1947 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 33.40 percent in the third quarter of 2020 and a record low of -31.40 percent in the second quarter of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States GDP Growth Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States GDP Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2021.
GDP Growth Rate in the United States is expected to be 1.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Growth Rate in the United States to stand at 1.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States GDP Growth Rate is projected to trend around 1.70 percent in 2022 and 1.90 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.