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USA - Current Account

Economic activity appears to have recovered robustly in Q3, after GDP contracted at the fastest pace on record in Q2 due to a plunge in domestic demand amid Covid-19 containment measures. In August, the unemployment rate dropped 1.8 percentage points from the month prior while non-farm payrolls continued to rise, although they were still down 11.5 million compared to February. Moreover, retail sales continued to grow in August, albeit at the softest pace in four months as additional weekly unemployment benefits for roughly 25 million unemployed people expired at the end of July. Nevertheless, private consumption should have still rebounded firmly in Q3 compared to the previous quarter. That being said, consumer confidence remained downbeat in August, which, coupled with uncertainty over the timing of another coronavirus relief package, should limit retail sales growth ahead.

United States - Current Account Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Current Account (% of GDP)-2.2  -2.3  -2.3  -2.4  -2.3  

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Bond Yield1.92-0.43 %Dec 31
Exchange Rate1.120.65 %Dec 31

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