Trump Economy Runs, Atlanta Fed Raises GDP Growth View at 4.1%
The US economy is forecast to expand at a 4.1% annualized pace in the Q-2 following the release of April figures on housing starts and industrial output, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDP Now forecast model showed Tuesday.
Domestic factory production increased 1.0% last month for its biggest monthly gain in over 3 years, but housing starts unexpectedly fell 2.6%, government data showed Tuesday.
The latest Q-2 GDP (gross domestic product) estimate was faster than the 3.6% reading calculated on 12 May, the Atlanta Fed said on its website.
The latest estimate was a bit below the initial figure of 4.3% calculated by the Atlanta Fed model on 1 May.
The forecast of Q-2 residential investment growth rose to 8.3% from 6.0% following the latest housing starts data, the regional Fed said.
Its view on final sales to private purchasers growth in the second quarter increased to 3.6 from 3.3% following the April industrial output report.
Atlanta Fed’s estimate on the contribution of inventory investment to Q-2 GDP grew to 1.20 percentage points from 1.00 with motor vehicle and parts dealer inventories accounting for the bulk of the increase.
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