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Quarterly National Accounts - Contributions to GDP growth - Third quarter 2012, OECD


Private consumption main driver of OECD GDP growth in the third quarter of 2012

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15/01/2013 - Real GDP growth in the OECD area increased to 0.3% in the third quarter of 2012, compared with 0.2% in the second quarter. Private consumption was the main contributor to overall GDP growth with 0.2 percentage point, while government consumption and stockbuilding contributed 0.1 percentage point each; net exports also contributed positively but marginally. However the contribution of gross fixed capital formation (minus 0.1 percentage point) remained negative for the second consecutive quarter.

Contributions to OECD real GDP growth

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Next publication date: 4 April 2013



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