Slow economic growth in Q1

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Slow economic growth in Q1
WASHINGTON D.C. (BDCi) – The economic recovery in the U.S. has slowed down quite a bit more in the first quarter than most experts expected.

Business investments and inventories slowed down as government cutbacks dragged growth down even more.

While analysts predicted a GDP growth rate of 2.6% or higher, the nation’s economic output expanded at a rate of only 2.2%.

This quarter’s GDP growth rate will still be revised twice more with more data for trade, inventories and other economic activity.

The economy is expected to continue expanding at a moderate pace for the rest of the year.

The Federal Reserve has forecast a GDP growth between 2.4% and 2.9% for 2012.

By: Diego Díaz
Source: LA Times
Photo: Google
27 April 2012
11:10 a.m. P.D.T.

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