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WASHINGTON (MNI) - The following are highlights of forecasts for
upcoming U.S. economic indicators provided by participants in the MNI
weekly survey. The comment section presents the key elements behind the
GDP for Second Quarter (advance estimate)
Friday, July 27 at 8:30 a.m. ET Actual:
Median Range 2Q18a 1Q18 4Q17
GDP +4.4% +3.7% to +4.8% -- +2.0% +2.9%
Chain Prices +2.1% +1.5% to +2.4% -- +2.2% +2.3%
Comments: Second quarter GDP is expected to rise 4.4% in the
advance estimate after a 2.0% gain in the first quarter, with the key
factors being stronger PCE growth, stronger nonresidential fixed
investment growth, and a narrower net export gap. The chain price index
is expected to rise by 2.1% in the second quarter after a 2.2% gain in
the first quarter. Comprehensive benchmark revisions will be included
with the data.
University of Michigan Survey for July (final)
Friday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m. ET Actual:
Median Range Jul18f Jul18p Jun18
Consumer Sent 97.3 97.0 to 97.6 -- 97.1 98.2
Comments: The Michigan Sentiment index is expected to be revised up
very slightly to a reading of 97.3 in July from the 97.1 preliminary
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