According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's GDPNow model, the US economy is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 2.5% in the third quarter, up from 1% in the previous estimate.
"After recent releases from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the US Census Bureau, the nowcast of third-quarter real personal consumption expenditures growth, third-quarter real gross private domestic investment growth, and third-quarter real government spending growth increased from 1.8% to 2.7%, -0.3% to 0.2%, and 1.4% to 1.7%, respectively, while the nowcast of the contribution of the change in real net exports to third-quarter real GDP growth decreased from 0.35 percentage points to 0.30 percentage points," Atlanta Fed explained in its publication.
The US Dollar Index showed no immediate reaction to this report and was last seen losing 1.2% on the day at 105.00.
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