Chart 1
Recent history points to decade-long economic expansions punctuated by brief mid-cycle slowdowns.
Year/Qtr Real Gross Domestic Product (SAAR, Bil.Chn.2000$)
% Change - Year to Year
real GDP yr yr %
19791 6.55% 6.553779912
19792 2.61% 2.610929658
19793 2.34% 2.340899679
19794 1.31% 1.310001168
19801 1.44% 1.435676264
19802 -0.71% -0.706480601
19803 -1.58% -1.58014414
19804 -0.05% -0.049954849
19811 1.65% 1.650929845
19812 2.94% 2.9359448
19813 4.35% 4.354466069
19814 1.18% 1.178370274
19821 -2.46% -2.456900612
19822 -1.16% -1.162150358
19823 -2.71% -2.713047394
19824 -1.40% -1.398335677
19831 1.48% 1.481524406
19832 3.22% 3.216200119
19833 5.65% 5.654555273
19834 7.72% 7.720914101
19841 8.49% 8.489093608
19842 7.92% 7.922119018
19843 6.86% 6.861492407
19844 5.58% 5.579107414
19851 4.51% 4.510684585
19852 3.62% 3.620276307
19853 4.23% 4.225953573
19854 4.17% 4.171184603
19861 4.21% 4.205207407
19862 3.73% 3.731815307
19863 3.11% 3.113886294
19864 2.84% 2.842923592
19871 2.54% 2.538905178
19872 3.26% 3.257381258
19873 3.21% 3.20581083
19874 4.48% 4.481766138
19881 4.31% 4.306362922
19882 4.48% 4.483294483
19883 4.10% 4.096467182
19884 3.66% 3.659865593
19891 4.20% 4.202376828
19892 3.57% 3.569569421
19893 3.75% 3.753291712
19894 2.66% 2.661857898
19901 2.80% 2.804238158
19902 2.40% 2.395347167
19903 1.68% 1.678287776
19904 0.65% 0.65425479
19911 -1.00% -1.002516838
19912 -0.61% -0.614279904
19913 -0.14% -0.141639087
19914 1.09% 1.090873122
19921 2.66% 2.66162936
19922 2.98% 2.983136951
19923 3.49% 3.494038507
19924 4.15% 4.145874394
19931 3.20% 3.202733737
19932 2.74% 2.735033366
19933 2.26% 2.259312029
19934 2.51% 2.505804824
19941 3.42% 3.423730177
19942 4.24% 4.24408136
19943 4.29% 4.292728238
19944 4.11% 4.113965486
19951 3.35% 3.351868414
19952 2.20% 2.204537022
19953 2.46% 2.463261022
19954 2.02% 2.017204085
19961 2.45% 2.451810326
19962 3.94% 3.944667001
19963 3.97% 3.968658032
19964 4.42% 4.42061144
19971 4.49% 4.491259854
19972 4.37% 4.368248004
19973 4.79% 4.789374993
19974 4.34% 4.342077303
19981 4.69% 4.687152212
19982 3.80% 3.802303307
19983 3.71% 3.706532022
19984 4.51% 4.510997466
19991 4.24% 4.244533471
19992 4.42% 4.41675097
19993 4.43% 4.432403917
19994 4.70% 4.698444317
20001 4.08% 4.08029628
20002 4.85% 4.847433086
20003 3.52% 3.519185031
20004 2.24% 2.2396625
20011 1.86% 1.856512232
20012 0.59% 0.588958052
20013 0.35% 0.350730944
20014 0.23% 0.225532733
20021 1.03% 1.029810847
20022 1.27% 1.268940732
20023 2.22% 2.224676075
20024 1.87% 1.874873865
20031 1.62% 1.616669841
20032 1.98% 1.981737709
20033 3.17% 3.173218905
20034 4.03% 4.029398364
20041 4.67% 4.674215375
20042 4.63% 4.630317485
20043 3.82% 3.822916367
20044 3.76% 3.756212747
20051 3.64% 3.644758539
20052 3.60% 3.597686868
20053 3.64% 3.639593298
20054 3.22% 3.216452084
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis