Second-quarter GDP revised upward

The government says the US economy expanded more than previously estimated.

By TheStreet Staff Sep 30, 2010 10:41AM

By Shanthi Venkataraman, TheStreet

 

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 1.7% in the second quarter, the government said Thursday.

 

The report was the Commerce Department's third estimate of gross-domestic-product growth and was slightly higher than its previous estimate of 1.6%. The consensus expected the final estimate to remain unchanged.

In the first quarter, GDP grew 3.7%. Growth materially slowed in the second quarter on the back of accelerating imports and a slowdown in private inventory investment, causing the government to revise its advance estimate for second-quarter GDP from 2.4% to 1.6%.


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