Gross Domestic Product, Fourth Quarter and Year 2020 (Second Estimate)

Q4 2020 (2nd)
+4.1%
Q3 2020 (3rd)
+33.4%

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 4.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020, reflecting both the continued economic recovery from the sharp declines earlier in the year and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including new restrictions and closures that took effect in some areas of the United States. The increase was 0.1 percentage point higher than the “advance” estimate released in January. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 33.4 percent.

  • Current release: February 25, 2021
  • Next release: March 25, 2021

What is Gross Domestic Product?

A comprehensive measure of U.S. economic activity. GDP measures the value of the final goods and services produced in the United States (without double counting the intermediate goods and services used up to produce them). Changes in GDP are the most popular indicator of the nation's overall economic health.

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