March 24, 2023

GDP Nowcasts as of 12/10: Growth in Q4

We have Q4 nowcasts and tracking quotes since 12/9, and implied Q4 from Lewis-Mertens-Stock WEI.

This entry was published on December 10, 2022 by Menzie Chinn.

Figure 1: GDP (black), GDPNow (sky blue), GS (pink), WEI indicated (orange), Survey of Professional Forecasters (blue), in bn.Ch.2012$ SAAR. WEI uses average of y/y growth through 12/3 used to 2021Q4 GDP. Source: BEA 2nd release, Atlanta Fed, Goldman Sachs, NY Fed via FRED, Philadelphia Fed, and authors estimations.
Q4 Nowcasts vary from 0.72% q/q SAAR (St. Louis Fed) to 1.32% (Atlanta Fed GDPNow).
Figure 1 places into context what the Lewis-Mertens-Stock WEI (through the first two months of Q4) implies for the level of GDP: 1.83% boost on 2021Q4 GDP. Continued deceleration (as gone over in this post) would position Q4 lower.

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