There are many factors that affect the real GDP such as interest rates, consumer's confidence in spending and/or asset prices. When it comes to interest rates, the lower the rate the less expensive it is to borrow, which encourages spending. For example, those individuals who have a mortgage to pay will have a lower payment; however, when there is a low to no interest rate, it leaves lenders
The U.S main trade allies are Canada, Mexico, China, Japan, Germany, South Korea, and France combing for a total of 180 billion dollars earned. But not only do we earn money by exporting, we spend money importing the U.S spent 388 billion dollars on imported oil. “We aren't addicted to oil, but our cars are”.James Woolsey..On other products such as forest products, cars, food, and footwear we spend about 124 billion dollars from china which is the most from a country. In 2013, the total U.S. trade deficit was $476.692 billion. This is because the imports of $2.76 trillion exceed its exports of $2.28 trillion (Amadeo, Kimberly). This also shows the economy is strengthening, because of the deficit is lower than in 2012, when it was $537.6 billion. Another big cause to the trade deficit is consumer products. The largest products are drugs, consumer electronics, clothing, household goods, and furniture. Vehicle and mechanical products are another category where the U.S. ran a trade deficit in 2013. They imported $294 billion worth of cars, trucks and auto parts, while only exporting $146 billion, causing a huge deficit of $148 billion (Amadeo,
The increase largely showed a positive contribution from personal consumption expenditures (PCE), nonresidential fixed investment, residential fixed investment, private inventory investment, state and local government spending, and exports. Current-dollar GDP increased 3.4 percent, or $589.8 billion, in 2015 to a level of $17,937.8 billion, compared with an increase of 4.1 percent, or $684.9 billion, in 2014. Real disposable personal income rose 3.4 percent over the past four quarters, a rapid pace. At the same time, real consumer spending rose only 2.6 percent. This difference indicates that consumers have tended to save a rising fraction of their income gains over the past year.
There can never be any country in the world which can survive on its own without being involved in international trade with other countries. Even the United States a super power can not have an economy which is growing or even raise the wages of our citizens unless we extend our trade beyond our borders and sell products and at the same time buy products from the rest of the population outside our country. We import a lot of goods from other countries. There are instances whereby there can be surplus in the goods that are imported in the United States. For instance the United States is a huge importer of automobiles. A surplus in the imported automobiles can have certain consequences on businesses as well as consumers. This will lead to a price drop of the automobiles. This is good news to the consumers as they will purchase them at lower prices. On the other hand this is bad news to the businesses since the price drop will make them incur a lot of losses.
The real GDP is determined by using a price deflator, which can tell you how prices have changed from year to year. How the BEA does this is by multiplying the deflator by the nominal GDP. The real GDP is lower than the nominal GDP. When calculating the real GDP the BEA doesn’t include income from U.S. companies, and people from outside the country. They also take out inflation. Then the final product is counted, meaning that if a U.S. citizen makes a shirt and the outfit was made in the U.S. then the value of the outfit as a whole will be counted. When interpreting the GDP it can be used to show investors which companies are growing the fastest. It can help investors know where to invest so they do not lose money. So in conclusion, I hope that I was able to give you guys an idea of what the economy may look like based on recent history and expected future conditions. It’s important to remember that our economy must be thriving for the better if we all want our business to be successful. In my opinion I feel that if we concentrated more on getting our children an education then they would be more productive in the economy. So once again I hope that we all learned something today and good luck on all of your business endeavors.
In the time period shown in the BEA release highlights document (2015, bea.gov), it is clear that real GDP increased 2.0 percent in the third quarter of 2015, according to the third estimate by the BEA. The document also states that the main driver of the increasing GDP is the rise in consumer spending on
The one way one can comprehend the United States economy is through looking at its GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Gross Domestic Product is the statistic employed to measure the aggregate output of the nation (Mankiw, 2011). More so, GDP is described as the total monetary value of finished services and goods that are produced in the country at a specific period in time. GDP is considered one of the principal pointers that gauge the health of a nation's economy and it is calculated in inflation-adjusted terms or in real terms (King, Gans & Mankiw, 2011). GDP entails all of public and private consumption, investments, government outlays, exports minus importers of a country. It is therefore calculated through the following formula GDP=C (consumption)+G (Government spending)+I (Investment)+NX(Exports-Imports) (Mankiw, 2011).
The economy changing has many differing factors to determine how society is run. An economy change will greatly impact the people it'll also impact the way they live. But you need change to grow and get better. Economic change also impacts culture and politics, society and technology. Economic changes everything and everyone for better or for worse.
GDP is not only an important indicator to a country's economy growth but also to social and politic perspectives. GDP reflects unemployment rate, inflation and interest rate. The Federal Reserve has continuously raised the interest rate at .25 point for more than 10 successive times in other to attract more and more investment. Government spending, as a part of GDP, has also increased from year to year. As a year passes, economists, firms and governments look at GDP as an indicator for the following year's economic policy in order to keep the economy go in a right track. GDP is also an indicator of recession, when an economy experiences two successive declines in GDP, the economy is going through recession.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis showed output in the U.S. increasing at a rate of 2.3% for the second quarter of 2015 (Sharf, 2015). This is a 1.7% increase from the first quarter when real GDP increased 0.6% (Sharf, 2015). Current-dollar GDP decreased 0.2 percent, which is the equivalent of $10.4 billion, in the first quarter of 2015 to $17,693.3 billion (News Release: Gross Domestic Product). The B.E.A. also reports (GDP 2015) that personal consumption has doubled within the first two quarters of 2015 from 1.8% to 3.6%, suggesting that consumer income has also increased alongside GDP.
The American economy has suffered the deepest and most protracted recession since the Great Depression. The financial crisis that began in the fall of 2008 had enduring effects on economic performance. In the first quarter of 2009, real gross domestic product (real GDP) fell by 6.4 percent. Real GDP fell for four straight quarters, from third quarter 2008 through second quarter 2009. The good news is that we have enjoyed more than three years of uninterrupted economic growth (Real GDP) and falling unemployment since the recession ended in June 2009. Economic growth (real GDP) has averaged less than 2.1% since the recovery began July 2009 and is have slowed to less than 1% in the
Focusing on trade in the U.S. economy, we no longer produce what we need to sustain ourselves, we import much more than we export, and we are selling off our
The current rate of GDP growth, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, is 2.7% (for Q3), and it was 1.3% in Q2 of this year. This rate reflects relatively slow growth, with challenges remaining in the domestic market and with sluggishness in Europe suppressing exports to that region. The rate of GDP growth is predicted to slow to a decline of 0.5% between Q4 2012 and Q4 2013, the US re-entering recession, according to the Congressional Budget Office's projections. These projections are based on the provisions of the Budget Control Act being enacted, though any observers are doubtful that this will occur.
As it can be shown from the table above the amount of goods and services exported are increasing from 2000 to 2010, likewise in the chart it is shown that per Capital Gross Domestic product is also increasing from 2000 to 2010.
Goods and services are relative with the international transaction representing from the current account balance of changed in the exports and imports. Through the stronger domestic demand, imports of 16% growth have increased since 2009; subsequently import of goods grew with an average of 13.4% over 2010 to 2012. The goods account excess to RM102.7 billion for the year 2013, but still decline of RM22.9 billion from RM 125.6 billion of 2012’s record. Meanwhile, there is the lower exports balance from RM703.1 billion of 2012 to RM690.9 billion this year and higher imports balance from RM577.5 billion of 2012 to RM588.2 billion this year.