US Q1 Real GDP Worse Than Expected -1.5% QoQ, Price Inflation Worse Than Expected 8.1% QoQ (At Least Personal Consumption Was Up 3.1%)

by confoundedinterest17

Today’s US Real GDP was worse than economists expected.

US Real GDP Annualized QoQ printed at -1.5%. And GDP prices QoQ printed at 8.1%, also higher than expected.

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At least Personal Consumption printed higher than expected at 3.1%.

Import prices (goods) led the way at 20.9%. Part of Biden’s brilliant strategy of reducing domestic oil production and import expensive energy from overseas?

Consumers are spending more, but the personal savings rate is down to the lowest level since 2013 at 6.2% as consumers try to cope with inflation.



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