Share of US GDP Component Change


Investment accounts for the entire decline in GDP and then a lot more. Government and net exports actually have increased.

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.The 2nd Quarter 2010 has the most recent available data.

For comparison with the share of each sector in the overall economy, please see:

Data Source: 2nd Quarter 2007 and 2nd Quarter 2010 National Income and Product Accounts from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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