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US Q1 GDP growth revised a tad lower on slower consumption growth

By Alexander Bueso

Date: Wednesday 29 Jun 2022

US Q1 GDP growth revised a tad lower on slower consumption growth

(Sharecast News) - The American economy shrank at a slightly faster than expected clip over the three months to March, as consumption slowed more than previously thought.
According to the Department of Commerce, US gross domestic product fell at a quarterly annualised pace of -1.6% during the first quarter.

That was one tenth of a percentage point weaker than the previous estimate and two tenths worse than expected by the consensus.

The rate of increase in household spending meanwhile slipped from 2.5% in the last quarter of the previous year to 1.8%.

Yet the personal savings rate fell from 7.9% during the fourth quarter of 2021 to 5.6%.

Profits of domestic non-financial corporations meanwhile declined by $4.48bn after rising by $5.0bn during the previous quarter.

The rate of increase in the price index for gross domestic purchases was unrevised versus the previous estimate at 8.0%, but was up from 7.0% in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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