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Nowcast for Real Imports of Goods (IMPORTSGOODSNOW)


Q1 2024: 0.9083 (+ more)   Updated: Feb 16, 2024
Q1 2024:  0.9083  
Q4 2023:  1.1146  
Q3 2023:  -0.4755  
Q2 2023:  -1.2045  
Q1 2023:  3.8996  
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Percent Change at Annual Rate,
Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate




Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta  

Release: GDPNow  

Units:  Percent Change at Annual Rate, Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate

Frequency:  Quarterly


The Nowcast for Real Imports of Goods uses a nowcasting model to synthesize the bridge equation approach relating GDP subcomponents to monthly source data with factor model and Bayesian vector autoregression approaches.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s GDPNow release complements the quarterly GDP release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The Atlanta Fed recalculates and updates their GDPNow forecasts (called “nowcasts”) throughout the quarter as new data are released, up until the BEA releases its “advance estimate” of GDP for that quarter. The St. Louis Fed constructs a quarterly time series for this dataset, in which both historical and current observations values are combined. In general, the most-current observation is revised multiple times throughout the quarter. The final forecasted value (before the BEA’s release of the advance estimate of GDP) is the static, historical value for that quarter.

For futher information visit the source at https://www.frbatlanta.org/cqer/research/gdpnow.aspx?panel=1.

Suggested Citation:

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Nowcast for Real Imports of Goods [IMPORTSGOODSNOW], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/IMPORTSGOODSNOW, February 24, 2024.


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