Shares of US GDP Components

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This post starts a series looking at the structure of the U. S. economy. Consumption is by far the largest sector of the economy.

Each category represents a specific sector of the economy:
Consumption: Households
Investment: Businesses
Government: Government (all levels)
Net Exports: Foreign

The share equals the size of the component divided by the size of the total.

The 2nd Quarter 2007 was the last quarter prior to the economic downturn.

Data Source: The 2nd Quarter 2007 National Income and Product Accounts from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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