Started Apr 18, 2017 05:00PM UTC   •   Closed Jul 01, 2017 06:59AM UTC

  The Economist asks

What will be the U.S. real quarter-on-quarter GDP growth rate for the second quarter of 2017?


President Trump's economic plans aim to return the U.S. to 4 percent annual economic growth (The White House, The Economist, Business Insider). This question will be resolved based on the Bureau of Economic Analysis's "advance" estimate of the United States' real GDP growth for the second quarter of 2017 (Bureau of Economic Analysis). The advance estimate, which measures quarter-on-quarter growth using seasonally adjusted annual rates, for Q4 2016 can be found here (Bureau of Economic Analysis). The question will be suspended on 30 June 2017 and closed when Q2 data are released, typically in late July.

According to the data released by the BEA , "Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the second quarter of 2017." This question closed with an answer of "c) More than 2% but less than 3%".

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