CHART OF THE DAY: A Complete Breakdown Of US GDP Growth In One Awesome Chart

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Doug Short of Advisor Perspectives just put up his nifty chart breaking down how various components contributed to GDP growth in Q3.

Here’s the quick recap, via the BEA

  • Personal consumption expenditures increased 1.4 per cent, compared with +1.5 per cent in Q2
  • Nonresidential fixed investment decreased 2.2 per cent, compared with +3.6 per cent in Q2.
  • Exports of goods and services increased 1.1 per cent, compared with +5.3 per cent in Q2.
  • Federal government consumption expenditures and gross investment increased 9.5 per cent in the third quarter, compared with -0.2 per cent in Q2.

And now, Doug’s chart:

chart of the day, components of real gdp since 2007, november 2012

Photo: Doug Short/Advisor Perspectives

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