Gross Domestic Product, Fourth Quarter and Annual 2018 (Initial Estimate)

4th quarter 2018:
2.6 percent
3rd quarter 2018:
3.4 percent

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the “initial” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 3.4 percent.

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  • Current Release: February 28, 2019
  • Next Release: March 28, 2019

What is Gross Domestic Product?

A comprehensive measure of U.S. economic activity. GDP is the value of the goods and services produced in the United States. The growth rate of GDP is the most popular indicator of the nation's overall economic health.

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