Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow falls to 2.7% from 3.1% for first quarter of 2020

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The real gross domestic product (GDP) in the United States is expected to expand by 2.7% in the first quarter of 2020, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta said in its latest GDPNow report. The previous publication on March 25th pointed out to a 3.1% growth in the same period.

“After this morning’s and yesterday’s data releases from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the nowcasts of first-quarter real gross private domestic investment growth and first-quarter real personal consumption expenditures growth decreased from 7.4% and 2.2%, respectively, to 4.5% and 1.6%, respectively, while the nowcast of the contribution of change in real net exports to first-quarter real GDP growth increased from 0.02% to 0.45%,” the Atlanta Fed explained.

The bank further noted its model does not capture the impact of COVID-19 beyond its impact on GDP source data and relevant economic reports that have already been released.

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Meanwhile, the greenback suffers heavy losses against its rivals into the London-fix. As of writing, the US Dollar Index was down 0.73% on the day at 98.73.

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