The US economy expanded an annualized 4% in Q4 2020, slowing from a record 33.4% expansion in Q3 as the continued rise in COVID-19 cases and restrictions on activity moderated consumer spending. Figures came in line with market forecasts, the advance release showed. Both business and housing investment remained robust and exports grew at a double-digit pace while personal consumption slowed and public expenditure edged down. Considering full 2020, the GDP contracted 3.5%, the worst performance since 1946 but slightly less than forecasts of a 3.6% drop. It follows a 2.2% growth in 2019. 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, doubts remain whether Congress will pass the bill and how long it will take for Americans to start receiving checks. 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 February 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.