US Economic Update – July 2020

Massive fall in Q2 GDP.

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Key highlights

  • An unprecedented fall in GDP in Q2 but growth is set to bounce back in Q3.
  • However, indicators are pointing to a pause in the recovery over recent weeks. This reflects a resurgence in COVID-19 in parts of the US and a partial re-introduction of containment restrictions.
  • We are forecasting GDP to decline by 5.1% in 2020 before rising by 3.7% in 2021.
  • The timing of the recovery will be highly dependent on the path the virus takes; we continue to expect a full recovery will take a long time.

Find out more in NAB’s US Economic Update – July 2020.