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Information Industry Group Led Growth Across States in the Fourth Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 41 states and the District of Columbia in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to statistics on the geographic breakout of GDP released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Real GDP by state growth, at an annual rate, ranged from 3.0 percent in Indiana to –3.4 percent in Wyoming. Information; construction; and professional, scientific, and technical services were the leading contributors to real U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter.

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  • The information industry group grew 10.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015. This industry contributed 0.50 percentage point to U.S. real GDP growth and contributed to growth in 49 states and the District of Columbia. This industry was the leading contributor to growth in 16 states and contributed 0.90 percentage point to real GDP growth in California.
  • Construction grew 7.6 percent in the fourth quarter. This industry contributed 0.30 percentage point to U.S. real GDP growth and contributed to growth in 46 states and the District of Columbia. This industry contributed 1.02 percentage point to real GDP growth in Hawaii.
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services grew 3.9 percent in the fourth quarter—the 11th consecutive quarter of growth for this industry. This industry contributed 0.28 percentage point to real GDP growth for the nation and contributed to growth in 48 states. This industry contributed 0.92 percentage point to real GDP growth in the District of Columbia.

For more information, read the full report.

American Samoa’s Economy Grows in 2014

American Samoa’s economy grew 1.6 percent in 2014, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported today.

The estimate is for real GDP, which is adjusted to remove price changes. For comparison, real GDP for the United States (excluding U.S. territories) increased 2.4 percent in 2014.

The growth in the American Samoa economy reflected widespread increases among the components of GDP. These increases were partly offset by an increase in imports of goods, which is a subtraction item in the calculation of GDP.

Growth in private fixed investment and in exports of goods reflected increased activity of the tuna canning industry. Private fixed investment, which is spending by businesses on construction and equipment, increased for a second consecutive year. This growth reflected continued investments by the tuna canning industry, including the construction of a multimillion dollar tuna processing plant. The increase in exports of goods was due to growth in exports of canned tuna.

Government spending also increased, primarily reflecting growth in spending by the territorial government. Federal grant revenues supported major territorial government projects in 2014, including the telecommunication authority’s work to improve broadband capacity and coverage in American Samoa.

For more information, read the full report.

GDP Increases in Third Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 1.5 percent in the third quarter of 2015, according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 3.9 percent.

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The third-quarter increase in real GDP mainly reflected a rise in consumer spending. Spending on services increased, notably on health care. Spending on nondurable and durable goods also rose.

State and local government spending, business investment, exports, and residential investment also contributed to the increase in GDP.

Partly offsetting these contributions to GDP growth, private inventory investment fell, mainly in wholesale trade and in manufacturing.

Final sales of domestic product—GDP less inventory investment—increased 3.0 percent in the third quarter.

Personal income and saving
Real disposable personal income (DPI), which adjusts for taxes and inflation, rose 3.5 percent in the third quarter after increasing 1.2 percent in the second quarter.

Personal saving as a percentage of DPI was 4.7 percent in the third quarter, following 4.6 percent in the second quarter.

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Prices of goods and services purchased by U.S. residents—gross domestic purchases prices— increased 1.3 percent in the third quarter after increasing 1.5 percent in the second quarter.

Prices of energy goods and services turned down in the third quarter, while food prices turned up.

Excluding food and energy, gross domestic purchases prices increased 1.3 percent in the third quarter after increasing 1.2 percent in the second quarter.

For more information, read the full report.


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