Friday, July 29, 2011

First Quarter Growth Revised: 0.4%

The original data was 1.9%. So what will the second quarter's 1.3% GDP be revised to next quarter? Now would be a good time to detach your ass from the couch and go prepare for an inflationary depression.

    CNBC -

    The U.S. economy grew less than expected in the second quarter as consumer spending barely rose, and growth braked sharply in the prior quarter, a government report showed on Friday.

    Growth in gross domestic product—a measure of all goods and services produced within U.S. borders—rose at a 1.3 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said.

    First-quarter output was sharply revised down to a 0.4 percent pace from 1.9 percent.

    Economists had expected the economy to expand at a 1.8 percent rate in the second quarter.

    In addition, fourth-quarter growth was revised down to a 2.3 percent pace from 3.1 percent, indicating that the economy had already started slowing before the high gasoline prices and supply chain disruptions from Japan hit.

Read all of it.