Dollars and Jens
Friday, April 26, 2013
The headline is a lot better than last quarter, but note that final private sales are actually weaker (growing more slowly) than last time. Well, final private sales from Americans, not to Americans; there was a surge in imports. Not, on the whole, a bad report, though not as good as one keeps hoping for after four years of high unemployment.
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Gross domestic product-.
Nondurable goods-.
Durable goods-.141.43-.
Change in private inventories-
Fixed investment-2.49-.32-.69-.101.58-.10.87-.141.391.751.
Net exports of goods and services2.47-.70-.05-.83-1.81-.951.
Government spending1.94.79.23-.69.59-.06-.94-1.49-.16-.60-.43-.60-.14.75-1.41-.80


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