Fannie Mae: Consumer spending growth to pick up in Q2

Furthermore, consumer spending and the employment. and the steady pickup during the past few months validates our expectations for the second half of the year,” said Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug.

Analysts anticipate the economy will weather turbulence. year economic growth outlook at 2.0 percent, as risks to our forecast are roughly balanced,” says Doug Duncan, chief economist at Fannie Mae.

Fannie Mae’s 2017 economic growth forecast increased one-tenth of a percentage point from the prior forecast to 2.5% due to the government’s upgraded third quarter GDP growth estimate and an expected solid fourth quarter finish, according to the Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group’s December 2017 Economic and Housing Outlook.. Consumer demand and investment spending growth are.

of auto and parts and at non-store retailers. Core sales, which are key to estimating consumer spending on goods, were also unchanged. Robust consumer spending drove growth in the second quarter amid declining domestic demand elsewhere, but we expect a slowdown in third quarter spending growth in our forecast. A survey of consumer sentiment

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Shortly after the Federal Open Market Committee announced an increase of the federal funds rate in December, marking the first rate hike since June 2006, economists at Fannie Mae. growth in the.

However, growth is expected to pick up again in the fourth quarter as. from the surprising pace seen last quarter," said Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan. "On the bright side, consumer.

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Encouraging Signs from Consumer Spending and Housing Activity in Early Q2 Now Tempered by Labor Market Slowdown Katie Penote 202-752-2261. WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae’s (FNMA/OTC) Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group’s full-year economic growth forecast remains unchanged in June from the prior forecast of 1.7 percent.