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Contributions to GDP growth: first quarter 2014, Quarterly National Accounts, OECD


Private consumption main driver of modest OECD GDP growth  in the first quarter of 2014


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03/07/2014 - Real GDP growth in the OECD area slowed to 0.2% in the first quarter of 2014, compared with 0.5% in the previous quarter. For the third consecutive quarter, private consumption was the main contributor to overall GDP growth, with 0.3 percentage point in the first quarter. The contribution from government consumption and investment addedmarginally to GDP growth, while net exports contributed negatively with 0.1 percentage point. Destocking reduced GDP growth by 0.2 percentage point in the first quarter.


Contributions to OECD real GDP growth
Percentage points


Link to underlying data  - Source: Quarterly National Accounts: GDP Contributions to real GDP growth

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Next publication date: 9 October 2014



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